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Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics

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A medium-sized nato body and top with die-cast tuners and Fishman Kulu electronics.

The LU Series represents Lanikai's most popular and affordable ukuleles. They are a perfect first stop for acoustic multi-instrumentalists looking to expand their tonal palette or the first time player just beginning their lifelong love of music. The LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics is of medium size, having more volume and deeper bass tone. It features a nato body and top and a rosewood fingerboard. Die-cast tuners help make tuning easy and stable. This model comes equipped with Fishman Kulu electronics. All LU series ukuleles include an instruction booklet to guide you into these easy-to-learn instruments.

Fishman Kula Electronics
The sleek design of this preamp lends itself well to the ukulele and fits everything you could ask for in a preamp. With a three-band EQ, you™ll be prepared to please any crowd by adjusting the low, mid and high range to your liking. Never search for your clip-on tuner again. The Kula preamp features an onboard chromatic tuner so you can tune up wherever you are on the fly.

FEATURES
  • Tenor body size
  • Nato top
  • Nato back and sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Fishman Kula Electronics
  • Chrome Die-cast tuners
  • Multiple binding
  • Scale Length: 17.25³
  • Width at Nut: 35mm
  • # of Frets: 18

Make yourself happy with the beauty and sound of this special ukulele. Order today.

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LanikaiLU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics
 
4.3

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (14)
  • Well built / quality (7)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (5), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

straight out da box

I own many vintage and sought after instruments... This is eminently road worthy. Great pick up/tuner combo. In Hawaii we would say sound is Kani, bright, present voice to instrument. ...Read complete review

I own many vintage and sought after instruments... This is eminently road worthy. Great pick up/tuner combo. In Hawaii we would say sound is Kani, bright, present voice to instrument. Big Dollahs for a Hawaii made without pick up or Stupid Deal of the Day, best buy this year.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good for the price

I bought this for my husband. When it arrived, it had a gash in the face, in addition to finish work issues. We called and they shipped us a new one right...Read complete review

I bought this for my husband. When it arrived, it had a gash in the face, in addition to finish work issues. We called and they shipped us a new one right away. Second one - no gash, but you could feel the sharp edges of each fret, the tuning heads weren't even screwed in straight. Despite all that, it still sounds really good. After a couple hours of buffing,filing, and polishing, my husband is more happy with it.
We heard that if you can find one made in the US, the build quality is better.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good for the price

By Ukewife

from ND

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Great Customer Service

Cons

  • Poor Build Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

    I bought this for my husband. When it arrived, it had a gash in the face, in addition to finish work issues. We called and they shipped us a new one right away. Second one - no gash, but you could feel the sharp edges of each fret, the tuning heads weren't even screwed in straight. Despite all that, it still sounds really good. After a couple hours of buffing,filing, and polishing, my husband is more happy with it.
    We heard that if you can find one made in the US, the build quality is better.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A ukelele that you will love!

    By Uncle Pete

    from Floriduh

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Perfect Fit Finish
    • Stays in tune
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

      I have played ukulele since I was a kid. I own other ukuleles, and have played a Lanakai electric Concert for several years with most excellent success. This new Tenor has Fishman electronics like my Martin 6-string; 3 band EQ and tuner. It stays in tune, and sounds great amplified! The larger neck makes it easy for a guitarist to transition. Oh, yeah.....it's a hoot to play at a gig when things start to get boring!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      What a package!

      By Sundance03

      from Golden, CO

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • On-board Preamp Tuner

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Performing Plugged In

        Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

        I'll have to work on repertoire to use this guy (Mraz, Johnson)as it's fun & sounds good plugged in.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Stupid deal of the day-great value

        By Guitar player-ukulele curious

        from Seattle, Wa

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Love The On Board Tuner
        • Stays in tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

            I wanted a ululele that stays in tune (as much as nylon strings can) and I got exactly that. I didn't expect to like the on board tuner as much as I do, but I love it.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lanikai- a fun Uke!

            By BigPawPat

            from Poncha Springs, CO

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Deep Tone
            • Good Strings
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Resounds
            • Strong
            • Well built

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Feel The Islands
            • Play Solos
            • Practicing
            • Strum Chords

            Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

            I play guitar, so the Uke gives me something new to do. I have a soprano, but this tenor feels a little better in my hands. Chord changes are logical! Easy to solo. Strums feel more exotic. Cradle the base of the Lanikai in the crook of your arm and let your hand strum across it where the neck meets the body for great tone. You'll be the life of the party!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            straight out da box

            By mkalani

            from Big Island Hawaii

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Finish Natural
            • Good Hardware
            • Good Tone
            • Great Pick Up
            • Great Scale Size

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

              I own many vintage and sought after instruments... This is eminently road worthy. Great pick up/tuner combo. In Hawaii we would say sound is Kani, bright, present voice to instrument. Big Dollahs for a Hawaii made without pick up or Stupid Deal of the Day, best buy this year.

              (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              looks Good

              By BigE

              from Castlewood VA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                  Its a gift so it has not been opened so I have no pros or cons. But it was packaged very good and appreciate the speed of which it was sent. Thanks

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great... I bought another one....

                  By Jack

                  from Jacksonville, Alabama

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                      The instrument is outstanding. I am a guitar player. My sister wants a tenor ukelele for christmas so my father ordered this one from here. When it came I just had to mess with it, and since I play classical guitar and use nylon strings and finger pick, it turns out, I'm not all that bad at playing this uke. But its not mine, its for my sis.... so we just went ahead and got another one... same one.... its that good. I also want to note that when we called for some assistance in ordering the young lady who attended to us was absolutely amazingly helpful, very polite and got stuff done quickly. Thanks musiciansfriend for having great customer service as well as good products at good prices. This ukelele probably isnt what the pros play on stage, but I wouldn't call this just a "starter" instrument or a novice instrument. Its very good... now we have two.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Has a basic look and the sound is great

                      By George

                      from DFW, Texas

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                      Pros

                      • Basic Instrument
                      • Good Tone
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                      • Not A Flashy Instrument

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                      A basic instrument without the flash of most ukes used to perform in concerts. The strings are well placed in separation to fit larger hands. Great quality controls and strings come with the uke.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Having fun learning to play the Ukulele.

                      By Quasi27

                      from Inland Empire, Ca.

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                          I'm just starting out....my dad played a lot. Says the tone is very nice. Could use some nicer strings but to start out, probably ok.

                          Easy to tune with the built in tuner. Holds tuning pretty well..roughly every few days of playing I re-tune.

                          Practice practice practice.....

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Nice Uke

                          By JCF230

                          from New Jersey

                          About Me Novice

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                          Pros

                          • Good Tone

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                            I purchased this as a gift and was not disappointed in the least. It plays nicely and sounds great. The integrated tuner was also a big hit.

                            The construction and quality is well above average at this price point and the edge bindings give it an upscale look.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            great value

                            By Montoya

                            from Hawaii

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                            Pros

                            • Good Tone
                            • Nice Tuner
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                            • A String Low Volume
                            • Sharp Fret Ends

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                            When plugged in,the A string was much softer than the other strings.I emailed Lanikai that night and got a response before I woke up,Great customer service.I adjusted the piezo strip.Problem solved.Sanded down the fret ends,put a low G string on and it's great.Planning to lower the action a little.Sounds good through the PA.It' a keeper for me.Got the Stupid Deal so "betta yet"

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            GREAT UKE

                            By Charlie fixx

                            from Michigan

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                              BUY THIS UKE AND FOR THE PRICE YOU CANNOT FIND A USED ONE CHEAPER AND WITH THIS QUALITY

                               
                              2.0

                              Regrets

                              By Doug the Disappointed

                              from San Jose, CA

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Not Consistent
                                • Poor Tone Quality

                                Best Uses

                                • Kindling
                                • Practicing

                                Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                                This holds tuning fairly well, and can at times produce adequate volume and clarity, depending on where you are on the fretboard. Unfortunately, the buzziness detracts from it's value substantially, and sometimes it's just dead, like playing through mud. Took it to the GC guy to talk about help via a professional setup, but it's an assembly line construction sloppiness issue which attempting to fix would quickly become more expensive than the uke. Guess that's why it was on the Stupid Deal, but now it's past the 45-day mark, so buyer beware, and MAKE YOUR FINAL DECISION ON TIME!

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great high quality instrument ! Very happy ! Plays awesome

                                By Flash

                                from North Eastern Illinois

                                About Me Experienced

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Good Tone
                                • Long Life
                                • Strong

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                                  I play electric guitar mostly several high quality guitars, acoustic & artistic electric Uke. This Uke sounds great ! Very solid piece ! It's sound Goes to a place in my soul that is hard to describe . Can play many new interesting notes & passenges unlike guitars . I'm very happy with this high quality piece . My Doberman also loves it's unique sound & sings his heart out . . Makes us very happy . Thankyou very much

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  Tuner included? Yes, and you need it

                                  By Video Pro

                                  from Michigan

                                  About Me Experienced

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                                  Pros

                                  • Good Tone And Intonation
                                  • Price
                                  • Tuner On Board

                                  Cons

                                  • Nylon Strings Lose Tune

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Practice
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                                  Adequate

                                   
                                  2.0

                                  Disappointed

                                  By travelingmead

                                  from Spring Hill, TN

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                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup

                                      Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                                      I love ukes and own several. This is a good brand name but the one I got is almost unplayable. The nut is so high that fretting anything on the first fret is a chore and you get sore fingers after a few songs (I play acoustic guitar daily and have calluses but this is harder to fret than anything else I own). By the time you get down the fretboard to the 10th fret the strings are over 3/8in off the board. There is no easy way to adjust the nut or neck that I can see so I will probably send this back instead of sending it out to get worked on for more cost.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great Value

                                      By Keone

                                      from Central Florida

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Tone

                                      Cons

                                      • Packaging For Shipment

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup
                                      • Concerts
                                      • Practicing

                                      Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                                      I've been playing stringed instruments for nearly 50 years now and picked this up based on the use of the ukulele in some recent popular music. The instrument plays well, stays in tune well for a nylon string instrument, sounds good with and without amplification (thanks to the pickup system), and the built-in-tuner is a plus. The battery/jack approach should become the standard approach for other A-E instruments. On some of my guitars, I need to loosen strings and get my big hand in through the soundhole to get at the battery.

                                      Going to have to order a gig bag for it.

                                      On the down side, the packaging the instrument came in caused me some worry as it looked crushed on arrival from UPS. Fortunately, there was only a minor finish scuff on the lower bout that I decided to live with.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      plays great at a fantastic deal

                                      By Top Hat

                                      from orange Beach AL

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                                      Pros

                                      • Strong

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Concerts
                                        • Plays Great At A Fantasti

                                        Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                                        plays great at a fantastic Price

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Pleased with this purchase

                                        By Jinksie

                                        from Helena, GA

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                                        Pros

                                        • Good Tone

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Backup
                                          • Practicing

                                          Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                                          Seems sturdy, easy to play, sounds good, looks good.

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