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Lanikai SM-T Solid Spalted Mango Tenor Ukulele  
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      Spalted mango creates a desirable tenor ukulele with a breathtaking appearance.

      This dynamic Lanikai SM-T ukulele with its beautiful appearance will certainly turn heads at your next jam session. The solid spalted mango wood allows for heavy strumming with the balance needed for delicate fingerstyle playing. Rounding off this gem of a tenor ukulele are the gold-plated Kluson-style tuning machines that ensure long hours of stress-free playing.

      The tenor ukulele body offers deep tone, with a bolder projection in a slightly larger-bodied instrument. Ready for the stage, the sound is ideal for melodic finger movements or rhythmic strumming, and the uke's size lets you take it wherever you feel inspired to play. The beautiful spalted mango body offers tremendous beauty, with a lovely tone that's full and balanced. The tenor uke's 17-1/2" scale provides smooth, comfortable access all along the instrument's 19 frets. The tenor ukulele's strong mahogany neck adds strength to the instrument's construction, while the sturdy ebony bridge and fingerboard complement each note's sustain and decay.

      Dressed with a natural gloss finish and featuring gold-plated hardware, this tenor ukulele is a model of easy playability. If you've never played ukulele before, get ready for a world of fun. The Lanikai SM-T ukulele is an addicting instrument that can and will be taken everywhere.

      The Lanikai SM-T ukulele is strung with Aquila Nylgut Strings.

      Features
      • 4-string tenor ukulele
      • Spalted mango body
      • 17-1/2" scale
      • Mahogany neck
      • Abalone binding and rosette
      • Ebony bridge and fretboard
      • 19 frets
      • 35mm nut width
      • Gold-plated Kluson tuners
      • Gold-plated hardware

      Pick up a Lanikai uke today and see why people are saying "Lanikai makes me happy."

       
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      LanikaiSM-T Solid Spalted Mango Tenor Ukulele
       
      4.2

      (based on 6 reviews)

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        5.0

        great deal

        By texastarheel7

        from Spartanburg, South Carolina

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Lanikai SM-T Solid Spalted Mango Tenor Ukulele:

          great quality hardly used Ukulele.....great consistent tone, stays in tune and looks amazing

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          3.0

          My first Uke, let me inform you...

          By MarckyMarc

          from Newport News, VA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Solid wood
          • Solid Wood Construction
          • Tuners

          Cons

          • Finish Hairline Cracks
          • Not Consistent

          Best Uses

          • Fun Playing
          • Practicing

          Comments about Lanikai SM-T Solid Spalted Mango Tenor Ukulele:

          This ukulele is made of Spalted Mango wood, meaning it was purposely allowed to decay to create the blacks, browns, tans that are simply beautiful. Here's what to expect with buying instruments online: you just don't know until you open the box. In my case, my ukulele was perfect until I saw a crack in the finish on the back. Thing is, I believe the crack is due to the nature of "spalted" woods: the wood decays, thus can, not always, but just may be weaker. Thus, spraying finish on this wood, the finish may crack. It's easily repairable for me: just filling, refinish, buffing. Just heads up okay? Anyway, the tone is great! Really feel the vibrations. The tuners are awesome, just know uke strings need to be stretched and retuned a lot. I've played guitar for 5 years and wanted something new. I recommend it to fellow guitarists looking for new sounds. As Jake Shimabukoro says: it's not intimidating, just a really fun instrument.

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          4.0

          striking looks, sounds just fine

          By Rpaul-gtrpntr

          from Southern Minnesota

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                Comments about Lanikai SM-T Solid Spalted Mango Tenor Ukulele:

                Mine at least, is very pretty. I was not expecting quite the degree of "figure". This is some seriously lovely spalted wood. SOLID wood, which was a surprise and which will matter as time goes along and the instrument wears in. Not just the top, but back and sides also, all nicely bookmatched solid wood. Mango is a fairly dense wood so the sound is quite bright.Think maple or walnut bright.The fretwork is finished well and the nut is cut properly, action is good, enclosed tuners seem quite adequate.It has pretty good sustain, (for a uke) but isn't as loud as others I have or have played and I think is to do with the properties of the mango wood. The sound is punchy and the notes are clear and distinct. It, (like maple acoustic guitars), records very well as it doesn't get mushy and cuts through a mix nicely. For the money this is a great value.

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                4.0

                good instrument SM-T Solid Spalted Mango

                By Victor

                from South San Francisco Calif.

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Lanikai SM-T Solid Spalted Mango Tenor Ukulele:

                  I purchase this uku SM-T Lanikia Last Feb. 2012 at Solo guitar shop in San Francisco. I like it very much the workmanship was attractive for small instrument ,I love it the sound,finger picking,the back and front to neck are solid and all so side of the art, but the tuning peg on G the top peg kind of loose and the E peg key are loose now just a little by little something wrong with it i try to open is window the should be lower tone ,what's happening is the tone get high instead of low it's get high kind i thing is the needle peg is bend because of wired,the sound still good. What should I do when back to Solo guitar store i they do not want to any thing.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful instrument

                  By Ronald Fryer

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Lanikai SM-T Solid Spalted Mango Tenor Ukulele:

                  Really a good deal on a unique looking and great sounding instrument,
                  It's an acoustic ukulele, and it stays in tune. What other features would you want?
                  Really wel built - clean edges, no visible glue residue, well-matched woods.
                  Well made and nice looking at a reasonable price.

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                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Really good sound but poorly made

                  By jakesimko

                  from Tennessee

                  Comments about Lanikai SM-T Solid Spalted Mango Tenor Ukulele:

                  I got this uke about a month ago and when i got it, it was perfect. the sound of this uke is incredible. but as time went on, i started noticing the creases started to appear in the lacquer. I thought it might be fine but it started to get really bad. I ordered it through my local guitar shop and talked to him and he order a replacement for it. when i came in, he noticed the same problem. now i am sending both of them back. We are thinking that it is just a problem with the wood. I recommend this uke at your own risk.

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