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Lanikai Solid Spruce Top TunaUke Equipped Tenor Ukulele
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Traditional solid spruce tone meets Lanikai's intonation innovation in this new Spruce Series TunaUkes. TunaUke Technology improves intonation up to ...Click To Read More About This Product
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Designed to sound great and stay tuned for a lifetime.
Traditional solid spruce tone meets Lanikai's intonation innovation in this new Spruce Series TunaUkes. TunaUke Technology improves intonation up to 90%, while spruce and mahogany construction ensure your uke plays, sounds, and intonates better than ever before.
The SPTU-T Tenor Ukulele is built with a solid spruce top, mahogany back/sides, die-cast tuners, Aquila strings, and Lanikai's exclusive TunaUke compensated nut and movable saddles. Get ready to experience a uke like no other, where traditional Hawaiian style meets intonation innovation. Case sold separately.
Solid spruce top
TunaUke compensated nut and movable saddles
Case sold separately
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Comments about Lanikai Solid Spruce Top TunaUke Equipped Tenor Ukulele:
To me, the new version of this ukulele with adjustable saddles is not as good as the older model I have. The tuner knobs are rubberized rather than chrome, but work well. The spruce top is actually two pieces of spruce, joined in the middle, with a vertical seam. The body of the tune-a-uke is somewhat smaller than the older version, and only the upper surfaces are gloss, the rest satin. The adjustable saddles have to be knocked out of the bridge with a tool, sending them sprawling across the table on the floor, before they can be reinserted. After applying some lead from a pencil as recommended, they are easier to move. I found that you must hold the tuner on the body of the uke to be able to pick up the notes well on the twelfth fret. You also have to be careful to press firmly and well behind the fret to get a good reading. After stretching all strings and adjusting the intonation of the tune-a-uke, I find that it is indeed properly intonated, but my older straight-saddle ukulele is just as well intonated, and that without any time-consuming effort on my part. I also suspect the mobile plastic saddle pieces do not transfer vibration from string to body as well as the straight saddle, especially when they must protrude from the saddle housing to achieve intonation. The tune-a-uke is also noticeably lighter than my first Lanikai. The overall result is that the tune-a-uke does not have the same great tone as my older uke. The tune-a-uke is well made and finished, with a neck and frets that are as straight as a set of railroad tracks. Both ukes came with very playable action out of the box. If the older straight-saddle uke was available at the same price, I would definitely prefer it. Lanikai makes a good instrument for the money, but I now think the tune-a-uke concept is more marketing than science. So, if you're in the market for simple ukulele fun, a simpler instrument may be best to start.