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Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele  

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Concert model has a smaller-sized body, with quality nato wood top, back, and sides. Rosewood bridge and fingerboard for smooth action. Geared tuners...Click To Read More About This Product

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A great first ukulele.

Concert model has a smaller-sized body, with quality nato wood top, back, and sides. Rosewood bridge and fingerboard for smooth action. Geared tuners. 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
  • Small concert body style
  • Nato wood top, back, and sides
  • Rosewood bridge and fingerboard
  • Geared tuners
  • Binding on the top
  • 23"L x 7-5/8"W x 2-3/4"D

Classic Hawaiian tone. Order today.

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LanikaiLU-21C Concert Ukulele
 
4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Pleased LU-21C Concert Ukulele

The body is a laminate but all in all it sounds great and is well built.
This is a great uke for the money. The Aquila nylgut strings make this inexpensive uke...Read complete review

The body is a laminate but all in all it sounds great and is well built.
This is a great uke for the money. The Aquila nylgut strings make this inexpensive uke ring out. I have a Rouge Soprano uke but found it to small as I play guitar. The concert size is just right. I am totally pleased with this item. The G string needs to be tuned often but I'm sure after a few days this will no longer be a problem.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK for a beginner, not pretty

I bought this for my wife who had expressed an interest in learning. I am an experienced guitar player. I was disappointed in the knotty wood materials, ragged and relatively rough cut and...Read complete review

I bought this for my wife who had expressed an interest in learning. I am an experienced guitar player. I was disappointed in the knotty wood materials, ragged and relatively rough cut and finish. Compared to a comparable guitar this is definitely poor construction. The sound is ok and keeps in tune better than my very old non-gear tuner uke. It is probably ok to explore whether she really wants to learn to play.

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Pleased LU-21C Concert Ukulele

By edward michaels

from SC

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Comments about Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:

The body is a laminate but all in all it sounds great and is well built.
This is a great uke for the money. The Aquila nylgut strings make this inexpensive uke ring out. I have a Rouge Soprano uke but found it to small as I play guitar. The concert size is just right. I am totally pleased with this item. The G string needs to be tuned often but I'm sure after a few days this will no longer be a problem.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

don't listen to the haters

By drummerboy490-zZamx

from allentown, PA

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Comments about Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:

i've been playing acoustic guitar for about 2 years, bass for a few months, and i just got my uke yesterday and i haven't put it down. i love this thing! the sound is warm, clear, and bright. sounds just as good as any other uke. it looks so much cooler in real life. i'm extremely pleased with my choice to buy this. definitely go for it

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By yaboi

from New England

Comments about Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:

I love this Ukulele, plays really nicely and has great sound. Started on a really cruddy no name ukulele and got this when i decided i was going to stay with it. This thing has been great in the learning and playing stage. Really fun to play alone and is loud enough to play along side a guitar which is perfect for me and my roommates.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Review

By craftysal

from N>C>

Comments about Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:

I received my uke a few days ago and am sending it back for an upgrade. I found the sides of the frets were not beveled or smoothed enough and these frets were too scratchy to play comfortably.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great starter uke

By Luke

from Upper Michigan

About Me Experienced

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Pros

  • Long Life
  • Strong
  • Value
  • Volume

Cons

  • Not great tone

Best Uses

  • Beater uke
  • Starter uke

Comments about Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:

I have been playing guitar for 23 years and uke for about 3. I have a KoAloha uke and another Lanikai uke so I know enough about what I am looking for. This uke is great for the value. I restrung mine with brown Worth strings for a different tone than the Aquilla strings. I would recommend this for any beginner. It does not cost much and it sounds nicer than my $200 zebrawood acoustic/electric uke. It also is a much better sounding than the Oscar Schmidt OU2E which is comparable in value. I use it for campfires and outdoor occasions but keep in mind the tone is not comparable to a ukulele made from Koa wood. Not even close.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

OK for a beginner, not pretty

By dpb

from Boone, IA

About Me Novice

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:

      I bought this for my wife who had expressed an interest in learning. I am an experienced guitar player. I was disappointed in the knotty wood materials, ragged and relatively rough cut and finish. Compared to a comparable guitar this is definitely poor construction. The sound is ok and keeps in tune better than my very old non-gear tuner uke. It is probably ok to explore whether she really wants to learn to play.

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      it's really good...

      By a dead guy

      from san jose, CA

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      Comments about Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:

      i love this ukulele. i personaly don't play ukulele in my band but i had to find a hobby to ease my mind from the stress of managing a band, so i got this ukulele and i love it! i'm not very experienced with ukuleles but this is definitely a quality instrument

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent first uke

      By jYd5V4paA

      from Midwest

      Comments about Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:

      My brother picked out this nice little number for me about a year ago. I really love it. The quality is pretty fine, and the instrument produces a lovely resonant sound. For the price, you can't beat it.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Can't go wrong

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:

      I have been an avid guitar player for almost 15 years and I was in search for a different sound. As a beginner uke player, I wanted something inexpensive, yet of good craftsmanship and quality. I found that in this instrument. This uke is well made and has great tone. The only thing I found wrong was that it took about a week for the strings to condition and during that time the uke hardly stayed in tune for more than 5 minutes. After that maturing phase though no problems. For the price it is a great buy and perfect for beginner to moderate players.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very nice uke

      By Randy

      from Oregon Outback

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Good value
      • Well-fretted

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Personal

        Comments about Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:

        I'm NOT a pro on ukulele! but decided to get one after seeing inspiring video about The Mighty Uke or somethng like that. This instrument seems well made in all the important ways. It was very reasonably priced. I think I'm glad I got the concert size; a more knowledgable friend says that it is a bit bigger. The only problem i'm having is holding onto it when I stand! but that is a fault of MY body, not the uke's! If you are looking for a good first uke, this probably will make you very happy. Now I just need to find a case....

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Look no further

        By Matt Hicks

        from Plymouth UK

        Comments about Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:

        I bought this uke as an introduction to ukuleles. I have been playing a couple of years now and have been thinking about upgrading. That said, I have had real difficulty justifying an upgrade from this instrument. There are no visible thrills with this ukulele but I have to say the finish is basic but immaculate and neat. It certainly doesn't look like a cheap ukulele. Uke of this price usually have some intonation and tuning problems and I have to say this uke has no problems whatsoever with the right strings. I changed the original strings for Aquila which gives this uke a lovely mellow and rich sound as well as having alot of volume. If you are looking for a uke you want to have for a long time without breaking the bank, this is the one for you.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Concert vs. Soprano Lanikai

        By running300

        from Los Angeles, CA

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        Comments about Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:

        Same Ukulele, except one is bigger. I'd just recommend getting a concert size or larger - the soprano is way too tiny! If you don't believe me, you should try it out first before ordering online. When I first opened the box to my Soprano Lanikai, I kinda laughed because of how miniscule it is. Don't get me wrong though, they are both powerhouses for their prices.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I play this uke every day...

        By Jonny on the Cape

        from Cape Cod

        Comments about Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:

        I've had this uke for a couple of years and play it just about every day. I got it from another website for around the same price (as i recall), including a decent enough hard case.I installed a little Markley pickup under the bridge, and I have it strung with Aquila Concerto strings with a low, wound G, which I love.It has a really warm tone, not a typical elastic-like uke sound, but almost guitar-like. I wish it would project a bit more, but it IS a uke, so...Fit and finish are ok, not particularly fine, though the frets are excellent. No complaints about closed geared tuners.Great value at the price. The only thing I'd really like to change about the instrument is the way I play it...gotta keep practicing.aloha and mahalo!Jonny

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        nice uke

        By Delmar Young

        from Ohio

        Comments about Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:

        Bought this uke for my grandson, am very well pleased with it. The frets are easy for his fingers to move to, and he doesn't have any trouble holding the strings down, he's only 7 but doing good.
        It is a quality instrument for the money.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele

        By streetsmart

        from Laredo, TX

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        Comments about Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:

        The Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele is a great instrument. It's not of professional caliber, but you shouldn't expect that from this price. The actual ukulele looks darker and smoother than in the picture on this site. It feels like it's built tough. I've dropped it twice, and it's still looks new. The geared pegs work very well and after the strings settle in, my ukulele stays in tune. You might want to pick up an extra set of strings though, the stock ones don't have a great sound. The only thing I was disappointed about was the top wooden face of the ukulele is very thin and thus doesn't have a good sustain. The sound dies out fairly quickly. Other than that it's really easy and fun to learn to play. You can't go wrong with this! BUY!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very satisfied!

        By Christian Capraro

        from Undisclosed

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        Comments about Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:

        I really enjoy playing this uke, it has such a beautiful sound. and the strings are so nice you don't need replacements. i highly recommend this product!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great mid-range price uke

        By Tim Givens

        from Virginia

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        Comments about Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:

        I have two of these. It took a lot of research to decide on Lanikai, and I was happily surprised. The quality is extremely good. Wood fit and finish is excellent, with no excess glue visible even inside; frets are smooth and even; and the action is as low as you should want. The only defects I found are: one tuner mounted a tiny bit off of 90 degrees to the headstock edge, and one bridge has slightly mismatched feet. That's all. I could probably find more faults in a $1000 guitar. The fact that I bought two gave further proof of quality in that they are virtually identical in every way. I even like that they are of laminate construction, which is much less likely to warp or crack over time, compared to solid woods. Fair trade for slightly less quality of tone.

         
        5.0

        Great beginner instrument

        By Meg

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good First Ukulele
        • Good Tone
        • Nice Quality For Price

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:

          Have been learning uke on this for the last few weeks. I understand now why I've seen so many reccomendations for the LU-21C as a first uke. I am very happy with the construction, tone and volume of this lil guy.

           
          5.0

          Great Ukulele

          By afsisco

          from New York

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:

            This is my first ukulele and I am so content! Great tone and good to start out on!

             
            5.0

            Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele

            By NoOneSpecial-KZ6BJ

            from Raleigh, NC

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            Comments about Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:

            Great little instrument. I'm a guitar player that wanted to try something else. I'm having a blast with this ukulele. It complements a guitar nicely. Has good tone, feels like a quality instrument. Got a gig bag and a song book and was up and running in just a few minutes. A lot of fun

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