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Lanikai LU-21TE Acoustic-Electric Tenor Ukulele
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The Lanikai Tenor Ukulele features Shadow electronics for rich, amplified tone. It has Nato top, back, and sides. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge wit...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Lanikai Tenor Ukulele features Shadow electronics for rich, amplified tone. It has Nato top, back, and sides. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge with die-cast geared tuners and binding on the top.
Lanikai ukuleles including the LU-21TE uke, have great playability, sound, and aesthetics at a price that will surprise you.
This ukulele is strung with Aquila Nylgut Strings and includes a Lanikai Learn to Play Instruction Booklet.
- Tenor size
- Shadow electronics
- Nato top, back and sides
- Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
- Die-cast geared tuners
- Bound top
LU-21TE Acoustic-Electric Tenor Ukulele
- 26"W x 9"W x 2-7/8"D
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I have owned this ukulele for a few months now. Acoustically, it has a nice sound to it, especially for the low price. My problem is with the pickup system. It does not sound very good amplified through a PA. With mine in particular, the pickup was very noisy, which I think is due to a manufacturing defect. If you want to get your feet wet in the ukulele world, I would suggest the non-electric version for a few bucks less. If you really like it and want to start gigging with it, I would step up to a better acoustic/electric ukulele... look into Pono ukuleles they are very reasonable priced and very high quality. This is definitely a good starter ukulele, but again save a few bucks and dont bother with the model with the pickup.
Ok I have been around string instruments this is the 1st string instrument that a 9-volt battery is use. It's difficult to accept or to understand the purpose.on the positive side sound is very nice and the features appeals to me. I suggest to replace the pickup system into none battery settings. That is the only negative issue. This ukulele has an awesome sound played in acoustic mode.
Great punchy uke sound, especially when tuned to GCEA, with the wound C string tuned lower in pitch than the G. My only complaint is in the pickup. Since it is at the bridge it picks up anything that touches near there- so you have to strum near the neck, but other than that it amplfies it ok and is actually a hot(loud) little pick up. The tuners are great. I have absolutly no problem staying in tune. Haven't tuned mine in weeks and it still is in tune.
I already own a Lanikai soprano and have been very pleased. So I was really hyped to get the tenor version. I was VERY disappointed. No aspects of workmanship were visible on this uke. The finish is extremely rough, like a final sanding and finish was forgotten. The fretboard has saw marks on the upper register and is unfinished in spots. The C string is 'dead'. It rings like a rope stretched over a trash can. Considering I worked an extra shift to afford this, I'm not happy!
Of course, because this is not an expensive uke (if you think it is, you are sadly mistaken) you're not going to get a solid gold instrument. There weren't any flaws on mine and it's fairly easy to play. I haven't replaced the stock strings yet. I had planned to but never got around to it. They're not that bad, and the uke stays in tune mostly. The pickup pretty much sucks and it doesn't look like the one in the pic. It runs on a watch battery and hasn't died yet. It's quiet so if you're wondering whether to spend the 30 bucks or not, if you plan on recording it, go for it. I did have problems with the strap and the pickup (loose nuts and stuff). It was a sorta tough fix, and I thought about sending it back. This thing was ridiculously backorder which pi$$ed me off VERY much. Overall, I guess for the money its not bad to have.
Areally excellent and versatile instrument. I use in my act (alternating with my guitar) to play Hawaiian and Caribbean tunes. I also have adapted it to many Buffettesque tunes also. It takes all I give and keeps coming back for more. I'm seriously considering buying one for the producer of my latest CD project, to repay him for a "job well done". Fun to play and highly recommended!
My friend has this uke and I've got to say it's amazing. I play it all the time and it flows smoothly. If you were interested in this type of uke but do not want to spend the money for it, I would recommend the Lanikai Lu-21TE Tenor but is not electric. It's the same thing really, just lacks the ability to be electric. It's a great uke and i would recommend both.
I got this in feb. and I admit it's pretty decent. I've had some problems with the input jack but they were easy fixes. It's obviously no pro instrument. in the picture it shows the ukulele with a decent looking pickup control but it's not very good. it's basically 2 little knobish things that control volume and tone. no eq here. also it's on the lower portion of the ukulele, not the upper portion as shown. the strings that came on it are decent, but i recommend replacing them asap just cause they're factory strings.
I bought this considering it was the cheapest tenor with a pickup. I expected it would sound like the cheapest tenor with a pickup. I was happy when I heard it. It's quite a value. If you're thinking about buying it, do it. Totally worth it. Also, I would recommend getting the AE over the regular because the pickup is nice for loud environments if you have an acoustic amp.