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Lanikai LU-11 Standard Ukulele  

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Lanikai ukuleles have great playability, sound, and aesthetics at a price that will surprise you. THe LU-11 is a standard (soprano) size uke with top...Read More

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OVERVIEW

A lot of uke for the money.

Lanikai ukuleles have great playability, sound, and aesthetics at a price that will surprise you. THe LU-11 is a standard (soprano) size uke with top, back, sides, and fretboard constructed with nato, a wood similar to mahogany. 12 frets with geared machine heads for easy tuning. Binding on the top.

Strung with Aquila Nylgut Strings and includes a Lanikai Learn to Play Instruction Booklet.

FEATURES
  • Standard-sized uke
  • Nato top, back, sides
  • 12 frets, with geared machine heads for easy tuning
  • Bound top
  • Rosewood fingerboard and bridge

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LanikaiLU-11 Standard Ukulele
 
4.2

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (12)
    • Back-up (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Novice (5), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Well Built

    I received this instrument a year ago. This is one of the best Ukuleles you can purchase for this general price range. I've been very pleased with it.

    The body of...Read complete review

    I received this instrument a year ago. This is one of the best Ukuleles you can purchase for this general price range. I've been very pleased with it.

    The body of the Ukulele looks sharp and professional. It is also fairly dent resistant. The sound quality can be a little bit better with different strings, but overall the tone is exceptional for the cost. It also stays in tune very well, better than many of my guitars.

    The fretboard on mine has good play-ability, but it isn't the best built. It is painted black, and in spots, the paint doesn't look very professional (there is a very small amount on the rims of some of the frets, and a tiny amount on the wooden neck on my Ukulele). Mine has also worn a bit faster than I would have expected, but at a glance the fretboard looks good as new.

    Overall, this is a GREAT tool for anyone considering playing the Ukulele. This is my only ukulele at the moment. I play it all of the time, and I don't plan on upgrading. It's a great instrument.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    For practice/learning only

    This is a solid starter instrument. I purchased looking to add ukulele to my repertoire, and it is a decent instrument for learning on, but I wouldn't recommend for much else. The most...Read complete review

    This is a solid starter instrument. I purchased looking to add ukulele to my repertoire, and it is a decent instrument for learning on, but I wouldn't recommend for much else. The most annoying thing, by far, is that notes tend to "sharpen" quite dramatically as you move up the fretboard. This was especially true for the high A string on my ukulele. For me, it is so sharp I can barely stand to play it. I don't think this is common to all of the Lu-11s though, as I didn't see it in other reviews. Nevertheless, it suggests spotty craftsmanship. The tone quality overall isn't horrific, but it also isn't very great either.

    I'm going to try changing the strings and seeing if that helps, but otherwise, if I were recommending a friend, I'd go ahead and recommend a higher quality Ukulele.

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    5.0

    Bought 3 as gifts and they were all Hits

    By KeepItReal

    from San Pedro, CA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • For Beginners To Learn
    • Practicing

    Comments about Lanikai LU-11 Standard Ukulele:

    I purchased 3 of these ukeleles as Christmas gifts. One for my husband, the other 2 for my son in laws and they were big hits! I did a lot of research before buying and this one had the greatest reviews. I would definitely recommend it for beginners and there are many instructional videos online for learning.

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    2.0

    You get what you pay for.

    By Nan

    from Deer Park, Wa

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Price

    Cons

    • Broken

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Lanikai LU-11 Standard Ukulele:

    Tuning heads didn't work right out of the box. Two of the heads won't hold tension.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    It's a uke

    By Moxxiemeister

    from Morgantown, wv

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Lanikai LU-11 Standard Ukulele:

        For the money, it's a good instrument. It could use some adjustment in the bridge as several strings go out of pitch as you fret up the neck

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        4.0

        Good beginner Ukulele

        By Hill

        from Texas

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Looks nice

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Lanikai LU-11 Standard Ukulele:

          Once I got it tuned it sounded okay. I enjoy playing this ukulele and feel this is a good beginner one.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Affordable fun

          By Stoneman

          from Detroit

          About Me Novice

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Lanikai LU-11 Standard Ukulele:

            An excellent value and good quality especially in today's overpriced Ukulele market. Good tone and well built. The only thing I would change is to put better tuners on it and include a carry/gig bag.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            For practice/learning only

            By JSPVL

            from Hartford, CT

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Lanikai LU-11 Standard Ukulele:

              This is a solid starter instrument. I purchased looking to add ukulele to my repertoire, and it is a decent instrument for learning on, but I wouldn't recommend for much else. The most annoying thing, by far, is that notes tend to "sharpen" quite dramatically as you move up the fretboard. This was especially true for the high A string on my ukulele. For me, it is so sharp I can barely stand to play it. I don't think this is common to all of the Lu-11s though, as I didn't see it in other reviews. Nevertheless, it suggests spotty craftsmanship. The tone quality overall isn't horrific, but it also isn't very great either.

              I'm going to try changing the strings and seeing if that helps, but otherwise, if I were recommending a friend, I'd go ahead and recommend a higher quality Ukulele.

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              5.0

              Great equipment and a great price

              By FloridaJosie

              from WPB, FL

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Lanikai LU-11 Standard Ukulele:

                    Bought this Ukulele as a gift and it was exactly as described. Quick service and packed great. Thanks.

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                    4.0

                    Priced like a toy, Well-made instrumentl

                    By Marvin's garden

                    from Springfield OR

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                    Pros

                    • Accurate Fretting
                    • Consistent
                    • Decent Tuners
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Lanikai LU-11 Standard Ukulele:

                        My town has several monthly open-to-all ukelele nights. This is the perfect strum-along ax. Sure it's limited, but it's VERY friendly!

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Great starter uke for the price

                        By KellyC

                        from Overland Park, KS

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Lanikai LU-11 Standard Ukulele:

                            I bought this for my 3-1/2 year old niece. I'd bought her an electronic guitar and she was done with it when she found out it didn't have strings like mine did! This is not nearly as nice a uke as the one I use to perform live, but I think it's nicer than the uke I had when I was 3 years old!

                            It will be a good little instrument for her to play around with and I didn't spend a ton of money on it so if it doesn't last long I won't be disappointed.

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                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great sound, good construction.

                            By Eric

                            from Idaho Falls, ID

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Tone

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Lanikai LU-11 Standard Ukulele:

                              Sounds great. Good tone. Very pleased.

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