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Lanikai LU-21B Baritone Ukulele Rosewood Fretboard

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Baritone size is larger than standard for rich lows. Construction is of nato wood for top, back, and sides. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge with die-...Click To Read More About This Product

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Large-bodied for deeper, more sonorous tones.

Baritone size is larger than standard for rich lows. Construction is of nato wood for top, back, and sides. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge with die-cast geared tuners and binding on the top.

Lanikai ukuleles have great playability, sound, and aesthetics at a price that will surprise you. The top, back, and sides are nato wood, which is very similar to mahogany. Binding on the top. The bridge and fingerboard are of rosewood.

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

FEATURES
Baritone size
Nato wood top, back, and sides
Rosewood fingerboard and bridge with die-cast geared tuners
Binding on the top
30"W x 10"W x 3-3/8"D

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LanikaiLU-21B Baritone Ukulele
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

GOOD & TRUSTY UKULELE

CONSTRUCTION: Solid! Perfect white binding around the open grain body. Inside the body shows perfectly glued binding with no overspill due to pressure; clean appearance. Solid bridge also with an open grain...Read complete review

CONSTRUCTION: Solid! Perfect white binding around the open grain body. Inside the body shows perfectly glued binding with no overspill due to pressure; clean appearance. Solid bridge also with an open grain (they also did a good job of wrapping the strings around the base of the bridge) Good neck with a slight and gradual upward bow due to string tension. No dead spots on the neck. Leveled frets with nice beveled edges (not rounded which is nice to the touch but they did a good job overall on the fretwork.)Solid nut fitted snug into place. The headstock has some nice closed machined Grover style tuners. I don't know what the gear ratio is on the tuners but they hold the strings perfectly in tune. SOUND: Nice warm sound, big well defined notes. If you want to get more treble while playing then play near the bridge. Playing closer to the neck will give you more bass, also try using your thumb for added warmth. Around the 12th fret is the sweet spot! The Nato (a type of Mahogany) has a darker sound than the traditional Koa, the open grain on this body also helps the body resonate fuller when the strings vibrate. VERSATILITY: You can get all the notes like on a regular 6 string guitar minus the E and A strings. If you want to get a Soprano tuning and sound, simply get a ukulele capo and set it on the 5th fret. WALLAH! Buy with your ears not with your eyes or wallet. For being made in China, i must say that this is a really fair price and a well built instrument.

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Good and Bad

Good: Price is great as is the sound. The body is up to expectations for this price range. Nice strings and size is great for my larger fingers, Really pretty easy to...Read complete review

Good: Price is great as is the sound. The body is up to expectations for this price range. Nice strings and size is great for my larger fingers, Really pretty easy to play. OK for beginners.

The Bad: Fret board is not worthy of the body. The frets required end sanding (sharp) and there are several glue spots between the frets. The finish is very bad. The inserts have been sanded after installation and are very obvious inconsistant with the grtain. I may unstring and see if I can clean this up.
I was considering upgrading to the Curly KOA bu the fret board quality has cancelled that idea. I'll look elsewhere.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

GOOD & TRUSTY UKULELE

By O'mar

from Tx.

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Comments about Lanikai LU-21B Baritone Ukulele:

CONSTRUCTION: Solid! Perfect white binding around the open grain body. Inside the body shows perfectly glued binding with no overspill due to pressure; clean appearance. Solid bridge also with an open grain (they also did a good job of wrapping the strings around the base of the bridge) Good neck with a slight and gradual upward bow due to string tension. No dead spots on the neck. Leveled frets with nice beveled edges (not rounded which is nice to the touch but they did a good job overall on the fretwork.)Solid nut fitted snug into place. The headstock has some nice closed machined Grover style tuners. I don't know what the gear ratio is on the tuners but they hold the strings perfectly in tune. SOUND: Nice warm sound, big well defined notes. If you want to get more treble while playing then play near the bridge. Playing closer to the neck will give you more bass, also try using your thumb for added warmth. Around the 12th fret is the sweet spot! The Nato (a type of Mahogany) has a darker sound than the traditional Koa, the open grain on this body also helps the body resonate fuller when the strings vibrate. VERSATILITY: You can get all the notes like on a regular 6 string guitar minus the E and A strings. If you want to get a Soprano tuning and sound, simply get a ukulele capo and set it on the 5th fret. WALLAH! Buy with your ears not with your eyes or wallet. For being made in China, i must say that this is a really fair price and a well built instrument.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good and Bad

By Loran Holden

from Alabama

Comments about Lanikai LU-21B Baritone Ukulele:

Good: Price is great as is the sound. The body is up to expectations for this price range. Nice strings and size is great for my larger fingers, Really pretty easy to play. OK for beginners.

The Bad: Fret board is not worthy of the body. The frets required end sanding (sharp) and there are several glue spots between the frets. The finish is very bad. The inserts have been sanded after installation and are very obvious inconsistant with the grtain. I may unstring and see if I can clean this up.
I was considering upgrading to the Curly KOA bu the fret board quality has cancelled that idea. I'll look elsewhere.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

LU-21B

By Normal Human

from Chicago

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Comments about Lanikai LU-21B Baritone Ukulele:

I really dig this ukulele! I've had it for over a year now and it's still fun to play. I'm a working composer/guitarist that needed a ukulele for a job. I really didn't know anything about ukuleles going into this purchase, only that I wanted a baritone. It has a charming sound...not awesome, but charming. It had some issues with goofy frets and the action is sort of high (no truss rod), but the intonation is fine (very important). That said, I wasn't expecting greatness at this price point.

Its cute, fun to wail on, and because its fairly inexpensive I have no problem handing it to my young children or drunken friends. I've recorded with it a few times and it sounds fine in a mix too.

Overall, a great first ukulele.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Price and Good Quality

By TexasDon

from Port Neches, Tx

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Holds tune

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Pleasure

Comments about Lanikai LU-21B Baritone Ukulele:

My wife is the musician and grew up playing the ukulele. She raves about this instrument. She has been teaching the grandkids. The older ukulele's she owns don't hold their tune. This LU 21 doesn't require tuning often which eases the kids frustration when practicing. My wife now wants to purchase another LU 21 for herself. I don't play an instrument .... just read the reviews and execute the purchases.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BUY IT

By Tele fan

from New York City, NY

Comments about Lanikai LU-21B Baritone Ukulele:

THIS IS THE BEST UKELELE ive buoght a ton of ukeleles and this is in my top ten great quality and stays in tune a bought it just to have when a cant bring my guitar with me and now a take it every where

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a great find!

By envika

from Bronx, NY

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Comments about Lanikai LU-21B Baritone Ukulele:

The sound is every bit as sweet and powerful as I could have hoped. Unlike many ukuleles it stays in tune very well, and the tuners don't feel too clunky. As for looks, the picture really doesn't do it justice--it looks unbelievable. Intonation is excellent. The action might be a tiny bit high, but not enough to be a deal breaker. It doesn't sound at all like a nylon guitar, which I worried about when I first got it. It's surprisingly loud for a ukulele, probably because the top is so thin. Definitely worth it if you play ukulele and want to go lower, or if you play guitar and want something small to carry around with you.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

72 year young beginner with the baritone!

By sullysr

from Alabama

Comments about Lanikai LU-21B Baritone Ukulele:

I received my new LU21B and hardshell case this week and you bet, I am very very pleased with the outstanding sound and what appears to be an instrument of high quality and workmanship.I play a guitar a bit and it only took me about 5 minutes to tune the uke a pick out the old Sloop John B on it! Really sounds great. I reccommend Lanikai instruments to anyone interested a nice priced unit for some good music and fun!Francis Sullivan retired old Navy Cheif Petty Officer from Wetumpka Alabammmmy!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A fun uke...

By Rob's soon to retire

from Burlington, MA

Comments about Lanikai LU-21B Baritone Ukulele:

Just received this uke and I really enjoy it. I play guitar and the baritone uke is an easy cross-over. The action is a bit high, like most guitars. The sound is mellow, and best played with a light pick to bring this alive. I also bought the baritone case that fits the uke perfect It is a very nice strong case. Nice package for the price!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Took a chance on this great Uke

By Bilvis99

from Northern California

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Lanikai LU-21B Baritone Ukulele:

      Hey, I took a chance on a Condition 4 instrument (needs repair - no returns) less than 1/2 the price. I have some experience on repairing guitars & woodworking etc. It was described as having a "back bow"? and a buzz on the 1st & 2nd frets. I took the time to weight the neck and then flat file the 2nd fret and this thing plays great. Perfect and has a great action, which I have seen other comments that the action is high, not this one. Beautiful finish and detailing. Someone else's return is my beauty. Learning to love a Ukulele

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love it

      By CTP

      from Oakland

      Comments about Lanikai LU-21B Baritone Ukulele:

      I just got one of these baritone ukes, and I love it. I tried a soprano uke and honestly just couldn't fit my fingers where there needed to go. The baritones though have a lot more room between frets, and have a much mellower tone since they are tuned two and a half steps lower.

       
      5.0

      Good Deal

      By Bobcat

      from Lancaster, OH

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lanikai LU-21B Baritone Ukulele:

          A very good uke for the price. Nice, rich tone and the tuning holds true as you move up the frets.

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