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Lanikai LU-21P Pineapple Ukulele   

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Pineapple-shaped body delivers rich, fruity tone. Top, back, and sides are of nato wood construction with a smooth rosewood fingerboard and bridge. G...Click To Read More About This Product

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A pineapple express of musical delights.

Pineapple-shaped body delivers rich, fruity tone. Top, back, and sides are of nato wood construction with a smooth rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Geared tuners for precise tuning. Binding adds the finishing touch to the top. The distinctive pineapple 14" scale length is in-between soprano (13") and concert (15").

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
  • Pineapple-shaped body
  • Scale length: 14"
  • Nut width: 1.375"
  • Nato top, back, and sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • 12 frets
  • Chrome/Ivoroid geared tuners

Pick this musical pineapple and dig in. Order today.

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LanikaiLU-21P Pineapple Ukulele
 
4.2

(based on 80 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (32)
  • Consistent (11)
  • Well built / quality (6)
  • Well made (3)

Cons

  • Not consistent (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (32)
  • Back-up (5)
  • Learning (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (23), Experienced (21), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great entry level ukulele

I love the 14" scale of this ukulele which places it in between my soprano and tenor ukuleles. It is shipped with high quality Aquila strings. I have only been playing ukulele...Read complete review

I love the 14" scale of this ukulele which places it in between my soprano and tenor ukuleles. It is shipped with high quality Aquila strings. I have only been playing ukulele for a little over a year and as a beginner found this an excellent instrument. It has a beautiful warm tone and the intonation is beautiful. Gear tuners a good quality and after initial tuning/stretching of strings it holds tune great. I would highly recommend this ukulele to any beginner or intermediate level ukulele players.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

first uke

Like most things I buy through Musician's Friend, I purchased the Lanikai LU-21P during a Stupid Deal event. For the "stupid" price, I think this soprano model makes a fine...Read complete review

Like most things I buy through Musician's Friend, I purchased the Lanikai LU-21P during a Stupid Deal event. For the "stupid" price, I think this soprano model makes a fine introduction into the world of ukuleles. I've owned this uke for a couple weeks so far and find myself playing it daily. I'm primarily a bass player, so I'm used to long spaces between frets, and the scale on a soprano uke is quite small, but my smallish fingers have no problems with the cramped spacing. For those musicians who have hands that would please the NBA, a larger scaled ukulele should be considered. The strings are still stretching after 2 weeks of playing. I'm constantly making fine tuning adjustments, even between songs, and I don't consider myself a forceful player. The intonation is a little off, but is still playable, in my opinion. Those cursed with perfect pitch may disagree. Overall, I'm pleased about getting the Lanikai LU-21P as my first uke, but honestly, I would have been a little disappointed had I bought it at full price. Perhaps one day, I'll get to compare this ukulele to one that sells for 3 times the price. It would be interesting to find out what kind of tone and how much volume one can get out of the tiny body of the more expensive offerings. But until then, the LU-21P will do just fine.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fun right out of the box!

By CSGUITARS

from Indianapolis, IN

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lanikai LU-21P Pineapple Ukulele:

This Uke was ready to go out of the box. Just tune and play. I can't believe the projection, a lot of sound from this little pineapple. I'll be taking this with me where ever I go because everyone's happy to hear a ukulele!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great little Uke!

By UnoDos

from Finger Lakes of NY

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Easy To Play
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Purpose
    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Lanikai LU-21P Pineapple Ukulele:

    This is my 4th uke - it is by far the best sounding - and very easy to play - a great buy for anyone interested in a beginner uke.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good value

    By MickMacGuy

    from The REAL Jersey Shore

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Geared Tuners
    • Good Quality For Price
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lanikai LU-21P Pineapple Ukulele:

        When I first got this uke I thought I'd have to return it - it simply would not stay in tune. BUT, after 3 days the strings finally settled down and remained in pitch consistently. I've never seen strings take so long to stretch out! The tone is pretty good, not great, but of course what do you expect from an inexpensive soprano size uke? The geared tuners work VERY well - avoid ukes that have tuners without gears! My only real gripe is I'd prefer a classic body shape, but for the price I picked it up at on a "Stupid Deal", I won't complain. Highly recommended for starters or pros!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great value and quality for the price

        By Bartbros

        from Denton, TX

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Good Playability
        • Good Tone
        • Well made

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lanikai LU-21P Pineapple Ukulele:

            Comparing this inexpensive model to my vintage Martin Uke -- The tone is very similar, a sweet, ringing tone like the Martin --just not quite as loud. It frets accurately and seems to have good workmanship. I'm very pleased, especially at the "Stupid Deal" price.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Great Way To Start Ukin'

            By Josh Nonnenmocher

            from Philadelphia, PA

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            Comments about Lanikai LU-21P Pineapple Ukulele:

            Please note that these ratings are based on the fact that this is a very inexpensive instrument... That being said, my friend had purchased one of these ukes in 2007 or 08 for an anti-folk band we were playing in at the time. After he moved away, I needed to add a ukulele to my collection. I have explored every corner of the vast world of super cheap traditional instruments on Musicians Friend. I work for a non-profit homeless shelter, so obviously I can't afford to pick up a new instrument unless it's priced like a Rogue. (Incidentally, the spider square neck resonator and violin bass are awesome, cheap starter instruments.) It's hit or miss, but at least you can get the hang of a totally different instrument without going bankrupt. This ukulele is fantastic for such a low price. Out of the box, you have to let the strings break in for a day or two before it holds perfect tune, (as with any low-priced nylon stringed instrument) but after that, it's truly a gem. It has a very bright, high, treble tone. The sound is very unique, the feel of the instrument is very natural, and it's great to tote it around if you need something portable to keep your fingers busy. Playing this instrument has led me to discover my love for the ukulele. So much so, that I have since upgraded my instrument, and continued to learn more and more. It's too bad you can't include URL's in your reviews, or I could give you an idea of what this instrument sounds like recorded... I, Josh Nonnenmocher, do have a Reverbnation and Myspace music profile if that helps. "Here's mud in your eye!"

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Value

            By iceeburns

            from Snohomish, Wa

            Comments about Lanikai LU-21P Pineapple Ukulele:

            Just buy this one. This is the best price you'll find on a quality uke. Merely place your fingers on the frets and strum, and the resulting sound will blow your mind. I was previously unaware that such a delicious tones could be emitted from something that costs less than one tank of gas in a smart car. Its a great starter ukulele, and I suggest that you invest in some better strings, but it is a jammin' machine.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good Quality

            By Freely

            from Bethesda, MD

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice finish
            • Quality Tuners
            • Strong Sound

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Lanikai LU-21P Pineapple Ukulele:

            Higher quality materials and finish than I expected. Exceeded my expectations for the price. Looks good, sounds good, fun to play. Whats not to like?
            For mandolin players: the 14" scale is the same as a mandolin, so I re-strung with GDAE nylon strings and it makes a perfect mando-lele.

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            looks pretty to a beginner

            By JG1939

            from Wildcat Mt., Wi

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Strong
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • Tiny

            Best Uses

            • Playing
            • Practicing

            Comments about Lanikai LU-21P Pineapple Ukulele:

            being unfamiliar with a uke, upon opening I thought "pretty cheap" they didn't even get the strings on right. I was thinking , 4 strings same as a mandolin. so I re-strung it. even the tight high E doesn't move too much between uses.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            great price...but one tuner broken

            By Collector D

            from CA

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            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Lanikai LU-21P Pineapple Ukulele:

            Great pineapple uke for unbelievable price. I would have loved the thing, but one of the tuners was "crunchy" and not working properly. I thought the rest of the uke was pretty nice for the price. However, the tuners are important so it was sent back. I am hoping for better luck next time.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Uke!

            By Rodneydex

            from Dallas, TX

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            Pros

            • Aquila Strings
            • Consistent
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • At Home
              • Practicing
              • With Friends

              Comments about Lanikai LU-21P Pineapple Ukulele:

              Very reliable Ukulele. I got this for a great price and it was well worth the money and even more. Great for beginner and intermediate. All in all, I am very satisfied with this product.

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