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Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele  

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The Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele has nato wood top, back, and sides. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, geared tuners, and white binding on the top. ...Read More

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For tropical nights, even if you live in Alaska.

The Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele has nato wood top, back, and sides. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, geared tuners, and white binding on the top.

Lanikai ukuleles have great playability, sound, and aesthetics at a price that will surprise you. Binding on the top. Your Lanikai LU-21 comes with a rosewood bridge and fingerboard.

This ukulele is strung with Aquila Nylgut Strings and includes a Lanikai Learn to Play Instruction Booklet.

FEATURES
  • Nato wood top, back, and sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Geared tuners

Order today and you'll be strummin' in a day or two!

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LanikaiLU-21 Standard Ukulele
 
4.6

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (4)
  • Good tone (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Novice (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very nice wood; definitely needs setup

    I've been a guitar player for 30+ years and have been doing my own setups for a long time. I bought this little uke for my daughter (and for me to fool around...Read complete review

    I've been a guitar player for 30+ years and have been doing my own setups for a long time. I bought this little uke for my daughter (and for me to fool around with). It's got a surprisingly good tone and has solid construction. I think it is totally worth the price. BUT IT DEFINITELY REQUIRES SOME SETTING UP! As soon as I opened the box and picked it up I knew that both the nut slots AND saddle needed to be filed a LOT. But after doing so it plays nicely and intonates fairly well up the neck. It also holds tuning pretty well (but keep in mind that nylon strings take a LOOOONG time to stretch out -- count on a good week before it settles down.)

    If you can do the set-up yourself then it's a no-brainer; get it. If you can't then you'll probably find that the repair bill that a technician will charge you is nearly equal to the price of this little uke. But it's worth it. In fact, this might be an ideal piece on which to learn how to do some simple maintenance jobs.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Bad Intonation

    I bought this uke, thinking if I pay double/triple the price of the bottom-end ukes it would be ok. I was wrong. The intonation was so off, that the uke was painfully...Read complete review

    I bought this uke, thinking if I pay double/triple the price of the bottom-end ukes it would be ok. I was wrong. The intonation was so off, that the uke was painfully out of tune with itself when using the 5th fret. I recommend either buying a cheaper uke for show, or spending more and getting a uke you can actually play.

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    5.0

    Stays in tune, great sound

    By Rabbik

    from North Texas

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

      I am a new player and did a lot of research before buying the LU-21. I was not disappointed. I tuned it with a snark chromatic tuner in about 10 minutes and have practiced with it daily. It has stayed in tune consistently since I tuned it the first time. The tone is nice and the more I play, the better the sound gets.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      LU-21 Std Ukulele

      By borno

      from Chippewa Falls, WI

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

        My first Ukulele, so I may not be the best person to review this, but, it certainly meets all my expectations. I would recommend to other people starting to play the ukulele.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great ukulele for the price

        By Leroy

        from Vancouver, WA.

        Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

        I've been playing the ukulele for years. I have two Martin ukuleles and 2 Kamaka ukuleles. I just purchased this LU21 and I love it. I think it is great for the person that wants to learn how to play the guitar. It has a great tone and if you set it up right you will have years of pleasure. It has such a mellow tone and is so relaxing to play..You won't go wrong with this one.

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        5.0

        Love it

        By Michelle

        from New York

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

            I love it. It sounds great.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            my first uke

            By Corrie

            from Aztec, NM

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Consistent

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

                I read all the comments before I bought this uke. I believe its a good beginner uke good quality; good price; fast service. However, I had to buy a tuner because it needs tuning almost every day. As soon as I get the hang of playing I plan on buying a better uke probably a concert one. This one serves my current needs; good quality at an affordable price for a beginner but get a tuner.

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                5.0

                Get started with this

                By nottosay02

                from Sanford, North Carolina

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

                  I bought this ukelele because i wanted to have something to travel with when i wanted to go on vacation. This is a good ukelele for starting or a expert player

                  Comment on this review

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Lanikai 21

                  By Danny Tilley

                  from No. Alabama

                  Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

                  You just can't neat that velvet , harp like sound of the Laniaki
                  I too am one of those guy's who have played guiutar all my life. I saw a guy playing one on t.v.
                  and thought that it might be a cool instrument to play. Small, great sound coming from that little
                  fellow, so I began to research all I could about it. It became evident after talking to a shop owner
                  on the internet, that the Lanikai 21 was the best sound, most practical, and It won't break you
                  ukelele out there. So at his advise I bought one. Well here I am just recently purchased a new
                  classical guitar that I genuinely adore, but my wife ask me the other day why I play the ukelele
                  more? I thought it over and I think it is evident; It's now my favorite past time. So if youré in the
                  market for a ukelele, the Lanikai 21 is the one to buy,without regret......................................
                  Not a better ukelele out there for the beginner or the pro
                  I got a great deal cost wise. Compared to other uke's out there it's #1

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  It didn't work for me too good.

                  By Scott Casteel

                  from Florida

                  Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

                  We played the LU-21 for a few days and found that the strings kept popping out of the slots at the top (nut). It was very annoying. And it wouldn't keep tune even for a single song. Perhaps I just got a bad one, but id didn't work for me at all.
                  It looked nice, but just didn't function right.
                  We played the LU-21 for a few days and found that the strings kept popping out of the slots at the top (nut). It was very annoying. And it wouldn't keep tune even for a single song. Perhaps I just got a bad one, but id didn't work for me at all.
                  Our friend lent us a cheap Filo Ukulele that was like $35 and it kept better tune.... the Lu-21 is much more but didn't preform as well.

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                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  A Fine Little Instrument

                  By Eric Lambex

                  from Reno NV

                  Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

                  A nice little instrument. Plays well, Clean soft tone. No intonation problems, Hold a tune well. Nice looking, nothing too fancy. I read some reviews that were quite negative. I bought mine at a Guitar Center--the bricks and mortar side of Musician's Friend. I think it is nice to try out a couple to make sure it plays well. If you do have intonation problems, or fret buzz, tell Musician's friend and the will like make it right. These are built to a price and there might be variations in quality.

                  I also noted some reviews of these ukes saying that they don't hold a tune well. If you have that problem just tighten the phillips screw in the middle of the gear on the back of the tuning peg.

                  Ukes are easy and fun.

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                  (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect for my first ukulele

                  By Shay Park

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

                  I only recently picked up the ukulele after playing guitar for several years. I did research on what would be a good start, and every site brought me back to the LU-21. I found that this is a perfect instrument for beginners who have a serious interest in ukulele, but don't want to spend too much on their first one. It has a nice sound and comes with good strings.

                  A couple of downsides is that it goes out of tune really easily, though that improves over time, and also it's top-heavy, making it a little hard to play standing up without a strap, because the neck tends to droop down and take the body with it.

                  I would highly recommend this for anyone just starting the ukulele!

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