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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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

No 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.

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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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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well Built

By StanViolin

from TX

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Sharp Looks

Cons

  • Fretboard Issues

Best Uses

  • Amateur Gigs
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Lanikai LU-11 Standard Ukulele:

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Instrument!

Comments about Lanikai LU-11 Standard Ukulele:

I would highly recomend this product to anyone starting the Ukulele, and even anyone who plays a lot!
Ok, so I have been a musician for over 8 years. Love to play music. I had a few friends that played Ukulele, and it looked like fun so I bought one. I have somewhat of a low budget, so I was trying to shoot for under $60. After researching just about every Ukulele on the site in the price range, I decided that this one seemed like the best quality by a longshot.
I recieved my Ukulele in great condition. Strings were attached, and no scratches on the body. This Ukulele delivers a great tone! One of my friend's paid over $100 for his Ukulele, and the other was $80, but in comparison, mine sounds better.

The only thing that I feel like I could count off for (because everything else is awesome), is the painted fretboard. It is painted black, it doesn't have the best paint work. There are a few hard-to-notice places where the paint is on the golden frets, and the paint is slightly uneven, but overall I think it looks great!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

First One I've Owned

By 435 Studio

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Lanikai LU-11 Standard Ukulele:

Looks great, sounds like you would expect it to. This is probably not something you would perform with professionally, but it feels solid and seems to have a good sounding tone.
Basic instrument, looks very nice, finish is rich and it looks very high quality
I bought this a a gift, so all I've done is take it out of the box and make sure it isn't broken. I've never had a ukulele before, but it appears that it is well made, it fees solid and the tuning machines seem to be of good quality.
Great value at the price. Looks great, sounds like you would expect it to. This is probably not something you would perform with professionally, but it fees solid and seems to have a good sounding tone.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

outstanding beginner uke

By coconutty

from Destin, Florida

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Affordable
  • Beautifully Made
  • Consistent
  • Excellent Playability
  • Good intonation
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fun
    • Noodling
    • Practicing
    • Writing

    Comments about Lanikai LU-11 Standard Ukulele:

    I have been playing string instruments for years, including the uke, so I am rather critical of less expensive instruments. I bought two of these ukes for my adult sons' Christmas, and was impressed with the high quality of the construction and tone. the action was good and the intonation (usually the biggest factor on inexpensive instrument) was outstanding. They really loved them! I highly reccomend these ukes.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Quality for Price Paid

    By JSpade

    from Maryland

    Comments about Lanikai LU-11 Standard Ukulele:

    This ukulele arrived a full 4 days ahead of time, packaged very nicely with no damage at all. It has great sound when tuned up, and it has been great for learning to play. It certainly isn't a professional-grade uke, but it's great for a high school student such as myself that just wants to have fun playing a somewhat different instrument.

    (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

        (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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          For practice/learning only

          By Jason

          from TN

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          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.

            (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.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A great little instrument

              By Inky

              from St. Louis

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              Comments about Lanikai LU-11 Standard Ukulele:

              I bought the LU-11 as my second ukulele to replace a cheap Rogue that I had been using for about a year. I'm very pleased with this great instrument. I love the sound, feel, and the face that I haven't had any problems with it since I go it.

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