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Lanikai LB6-S Openback Soprano Banjolele   

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Popularized in the roaring twenties and thirties, the banjolele answered the call from popular performers for greater volume. From there the unique b...Click To Read More About This Product

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A soprano sized open back banjolele with aged brass hardware and a maple neck.

Popularized in the roaring twenties and thirties, the banjolele answered the call from popular performers for greater volume. From there the unique banjolele tone solidified itself into the lexicon of ukulele music and remains instantly recognizable today.

The Lanikai LB6-S is a soprano sized open back banjolele. It features aged brass hardware, maple neck and tone ring, no-knot tailpiece, rosewood fingerboard and a Remo Fyberskyn head.

Also included is a custom-fitted Lanikai Banjolele gig bag.

FEATURES
  • Soprano Size
  • 6" maple rim
  • Aged brass hardware
  • Remo Fyberskyn head
  • Includes Lanikai Banjolele gig bag

From the beach to the stage, take this one with you. Order today.

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LanikaiLB6-S Openback Soprano Banjolele
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (11)
  • Well built / quality (8)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (6)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Got it on sale, THANKS

I used to be a music teacher, now I just play for fun. I've taken up ukulele, and I was thinking, "gee a banjolele would sound cool with my folk songs...Read complete review

I used to be a music teacher, now I just play for fun. I've taken up ukulele, and I was thinking, "gee a banjolele would sound cool with my folk songs like "Rocky Top" and "I've Been Working on the Railroad" so I went on a search, and found this (on sale majorly) so I bought it. Got it today, set it up, strings take quite a while to stretch but they are aquilas. I read up on adjusting banjolele bridges. They say to set it equidistant from the nut to the 12th fret, but that didn't work for me so I moved it until I could play a note open and at 12th fret and it not be sharp or flat. I tightened the head a little, and wow it sounds so much better than it did before I read up on the setup. So, if you decide to buy this, either be ready to set it up yourself which isn't that hard, or have someone set it up for you. Strings are still settling but I think this is gonna wail!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tail piece bracket string anchor broke

When I opened the box for this banjolele I was very please. It is beautiful. It has a weight to it that led me to believe that it was solidly constructed. However, when...Read complete review

When I opened the box for this banjolele I was very please. It is beautiful. It has a weight to it that led me to believe that it was solidly constructed. However, when I tuned it for the first time, I noticed that the G string would not tune properly. Then the string popped free with the string anchor from the tail piece bracket still attached. The feeling of euphoria from seeing this classic instrument changed to disappointment. I did not want to return it. So, I got some gorilla super glue and glued the anchor back in place. It works fine now, but I cannot recommend an instrument that breaks the first time it is tuned.

Reviewed by 12 customers

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5.0

What a gem! Great banjo sound and fun to play.

By Ukulele Granny

from SUn City West, AZ

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Lanikai LB6-S Openback Soprano Banjolele:

    I use the banjolele for bluegrass songs when I perform.

     
    5.0

    Please offer again -- very popular and desired instrument.

    By JR

    from Sun City West, Arizona

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about Lanikai LB6-S Openback Soprano Banjolele:

      Those that were lucky enough to purchase this instrument, love, love, love it.

       
      5.0

      Great little Banjolele

      By Bassracket

      from Waterford, MI

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Lanikai LB6-S Openback Soprano Banjolele:

        This is a fun bit of kit, I keep it with me so I can add Banjo color. Great value.

         
        5.0

        Fun, great looking and sounding banjolele...

        By UkerDanno

        from AZ

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Lanikai LB6-S Openback Soprano Banjolele:

          I have several other ukuleles and this is just a fun instrument for playing folk, country and/or vintage songs with.

           
          5.0

          I love it!

          By Nancy

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Lanikai LB6-S Openback Soprano Banjolele:

            The folks at the care clinic loved it! When it arrived, I had to set up the bridge and adjust the head. That comes with the territory of owning a banjo. Not a problem. Read up on it if you need to. The instrument is amazingly well built and solid, the intonation is good, and wow it is loud.
            I hope I didn't do two reviews. Well, if I did, it was worth it.

             
            5.0

            Got it on sale, THANKS

            By Nancy

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Lanikai LB6-S Openback Soprano Banjolele:

              I used to be a music teacher, now I just play for fun. I've taken up ukulele, and I was thinking, "gee a banjolele would sound cool with my folk songs like "Rocky Top" and "I've Been Working on the Railroad" so I went on a search, and found this (on sale majorly) so I bought it. Got it today, set it up, strings take quite a while to stretch but they are aquilas. I read up on adjusting banjolele bridges. They say to set it equidistant from the nut to the 12th fret, but that didn't work for me so I moved it until I could play a note open and at 12th fret and it not be sharp or flat. I tightened the head a little, and wow it sounds so much better than it did before I read up on the setup. So, if you decide to buy this, either be ready to set it up yourself which isn't that hard, or have someone set it up for you. Strings are still settling but I think this is gonna wail!

               
              5.0

              The 1920s Lives!

              By Kevin B

              from Flori-duh

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Quality Components
              • Strong
              • Value Thru Musician's Friend

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Lanikai LB6-S Openback Soprano Banjolele:

                First class in every way. I like the aged brass metal finish. The unit holds tune well once the nylon strings settle. I slightly lowered the action with nut files. Really good value as Musician's Friends ran a special at better than half off retail.

                 
                5.0

                Great little Banjolele

                By Joe

                from Virginia

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Children
                  • Kids
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Lanikai LB6-S Openback Soprano Banjolele:

                  I bought this for my sons first birthday. He really likes it when I get out my Banjo, but I don't want him to mess with mine to much because of size and well it's expensive. I didn't want to get him one of the toy banjos because they are all like little toys and not a real instrument.

                  This is very well made and I think will hold up to him playing with it and hopefully get him interested more and more in stringed instruments. Granted it will be a supervised play time and he won't be able to really play it for awhile, but it should allow him to gain an interest in just plucking some strings and making noise.

                   
                  5.0

                  BUY IT - RIGHT HERE... RIGHT NOW!

                  By João Limão

                  from Brazil

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Lanikai LB6-S Openback Soprano Banjolele:

                      Just set-up bridge and tune - Play it good :D

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I'd do it again ...

                      By Hobo

                      from Syracuse, New York

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Lanikai LB6-S Openback Soprano Banjolele:

                      great product. open the box, set up the bridge(about 40 seconds), tune it and this baby is ready to play. You have the rest of your life to master this instrument and she will last at least that long. THANK YOU, musician's friend (again).

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