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The Lanikai LU22CGC Concert Ukulele is one of their most popular and affordable ukes. Its sweet sound has a pedigree of choice woods and quality cons...Read More

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The Lanikai LU22CGC Concert Ukulele is one of their most popular and affordable ukes. Its sweet sound has a pedigree of choice woods and quality construction. The classic ukulele design and beautiful tonewood are improved with the attention to detail that has made Lanikai a preferred name in ukuleles.

The LU22CGC is just a bit bigger than a soprano ukulele, and smaller than a tenor. This is particularly helpful for performers with larger fingers, and the slightly larger body emits a louder and deeper tone.

The uke is solidly crafted with a mahogany wood top, back, sides and neck for well balanced tone. The rosewood bridge and fretboard add clarity to the notes, and die-cast tuners keep you in tune from song to song.

With gold hardware and a soft satin finish, the Lanikai LU22CGC ukulele will surely turn some heads. You won't believe what kind of beautiful sounds this dynamic and versatile little island is capable of.

An affordable and well-built concert ukulele.

FEATURES
  • 4 string
  • Concert body
  • Mahogany body, top and neck
  • 15" scale
  • 14th fret neck joint
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 19 frets
  • 1.735" nut width
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Die-cast tuners
  • Gold hardware
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LanikaiLU22CGC Concert Ukulele
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (6)
  • Good tone (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (4)

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5.0

Ukelele arrived in perfect condition! Best customer service!

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from Bluefield WV

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Lanikai LU22CGC Concert Ukulele:

    Incredible customer service!!! I was given a price match with no problem!!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Uke!

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    from Napa, CA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Pretty

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Lanikai LU22CGC Concert Ukulele:

      I've been practicing off and on with a similar one for the past year and really liked the ease of the strings and the size is perfect. Now that I have my own, it's been working even better than the one I borrowed.

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      4.0

      Great uke for the price. Very fast delivery.

      By 

      from Georgia

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Lanikai LU22CGC Concert Ukulele:

      I love playing it. It looks good, sounds good, and was a great deal.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      After Jake Shimabukuro's concert

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      from Highwood, IL

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Lanikai LU22CGC Concert Ukulele:

        The library I work at bought ten of these ukes. The reserve list was so long, I decided to buy my own. Thank you for making that possible. I love it!

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        (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Blues Society -Instruments for Kids

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        from Walla Walla Wa

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • We Provide Instruments Fo

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lanikai LU22CGC Concert Ukulele:

            Musicians friend has huge selection and choises. We provide instruments to kids that can not afford them. This uke went to a school music class where the kids are learning music.It will get used every day by several young kids.

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            (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Materials, Poor Out of Box state

            By 

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Long Life

            Cons

            • Not Consistent

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Lanikai LU22CGC Concert Ukulele:

            Overall I'm very happy with this purchase. However, when I first took it out of the box, the instrument was hardly playable. I got this as a sort of lounging around instrument, so I wasn't expecting much, but the intonation was so off that it could not be used in any fun or practical sense. The string action was set too high so any note you played went off pitch. The strings were also poor quality, way too dark sounding and would not settle into tune even after some good stretching. The instrument was also as dry as a piece of firewood.

            Since I'm confident in my guitar fixing capability, I figured that sanding the bridge saddle down would fix the intonation and lower the action at the same time. Take the strings off, and carefully remove the saddle. Once out, use some fine grain sandpaper to slowly whittle it down from the bottom. It's better to be safe than sorry for this and try to err on the side of not sanding it down enough. This is a non reversible destructive procedure so be careful and use a fine ruler to determine how low you can go before the saddle won't clear the bridge slot. My saddle ended up clearing the bridge by about 3mm for a great setup.

            To revitalize the body, I stuck some guitar moisturizers inside and taped over the soundhole. I also marinated the every surface in lemon oil as the instrument is entirely unfinished (which is awesome). I let this stand for 2 days in a dark closet before stringing it up with some Martin Florocarbon strings.

            After all this, this uke sounds amazing. The materials are all great quality from the tuning hardware to the unfinished mahogany top, back and sides. The sound can be described as warm and soulful, especially when strummed near the neck. It also plays very easily after my action adjustment, and has great intonation.

            After some work, I have a really great instrument. Perhaps you will luck out with an instrument that comes in better condition, but if not just put some work into it. Giving this 4 stars despite the shoddy factory state because it really sounds excellent. Now I'm considering investing more into it by installing a pickup of some sort.

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            4.0

            Lanikai LU22CGC Concert Ukulele

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            from Honolulu, Hi

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Decent Finish
            • Gold Tuners

            Cons

            • Mass Production
            • Not Koa

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Student
            • Travel

            Comments about Lanikai LU22CGC Concert Ukulele:

            Although not Koa, plays well, sounds decent. Not sure about how strong it is or if it will have a long life but its a fun one to travel around with without worrying about busting up a real expensive one.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            First time ukule owner and player

            By 

            from NW PA

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Lanikai LU22CGC Concert Ukulele:

                Sale priced, so I saved ... looks very nice, a little twangy but I guess that is expected in a ukulele, got a set of new nylon clear strings also on sale. Have ordered from MF for years and always pleased with purchases
                Excited to learn to play my ukulele

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                (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Can't go wrong.

                By 

                from Michigan

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Great Review On Youtube

                Cons

                • No cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Great Uke
                • Practicing

                Comments about Lanikai LU22CGC Concert Ukulele:

                This is my first ukulele so I don't know alot about them. I do know that it looks good and sounds very good. This is a better starter uke that you will find anywhere. This uke was made for the Guitar Center and I think its probably a LU-21 C with gold tuners..Check with the Guitar Center..

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