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Open-Box LU Series LU-21CEK Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics Condition 1 - Mint Natural

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The LU series represents Lanikai's most popular and affordable ukuleles. They are a perfect first stop for acoustic multi-instrumentalists looking to...Click To Read More About This Product

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(Open Box) A compact 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-21CEK Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics is an ideal size, compact yet still able to produce volume. The concert size was developed as an enhanced soprano, slightly larger and louder with a deeper 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 on-board chromatic tuner so you can tune up wherever you go.

FEATURES
Concert body size
Nato top
Nato back & sides
Rosewood fingerboard
Fishman Kula Electronics
Chrome Die-cast tuners
White binding
Scale Length: 15.00³
Width at Nut: 35mm
# of Frets: 18

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LanikaiLU Series LU-21CEK Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics
 
3.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (11)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

  • Not consistent (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Novice (5), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simply Spectacular!

Best Christmas gift for my husband -- bright, consistent sound, easy on-board tuner, and extremely high-quality sound, plugged in or fully acoustic. Stock strings are even good!

Best Christmas gift for my husband -- bright, consistent sound, easy on-board tuner, and extremely high-quality sound, plugged in or fully acoustic. Stock strings are even good!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Uke, not without problems though

This is a great Ukulele. I like the tone not amplified. Amplified is pretty good.
The only issue I have with it the piezo cable inside the Ukulele vibrates against the body at...Read complete review

This is a great Ukulele. I like the tone not amplified. Amplified is pretty good.
The only issue I have with it the piezo cable inside the Ukulele vibrates against the body at certain frequencies creating an annoying buzz that sounds like the notes are distorting when not amplified.
I was going to return it when I discovered that sticking my finger in and pulling the cable towards the front, pulls it away from the body and solves the buzzing noise. It's not a permanent solution as I have to do it again and again, but I can live with it

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply Spectacular!

By NCherry

from Tower City, PA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent Electronics
  • Good Tone
  • Makes Me Happy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21CEK Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

    Best Christmas gift for my husband -- bright, consistent sound, easy on-board tuner, and extremely high-quality sound, plugged in or fully acoustic. Stock strings are even good!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Brings much more joy than the cost

    By GuyGiantic

    from Orange Park FL

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Electronify
    • Good Tone
    • Price Won't Make You

    Cons

    • Stock Strings

    Best Uses

    • Creative Detours
    • Writing

    Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21CEK Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

    I bought this uke for a creative switch to writing songs on guitar/piano. It's great because even though the chords are shaped differently...The base skill set of guitar transfers easily making this an instrument that you can grasp and play in very short order.

    It has helped in a creative writing because the chords voices are just a little different, opening up other thought processes.

    I have little insight into whether this is a good instrument to take on the road or play at a concert, but for my recording setup here at the house the onboard electronics sounded great. Hilarity ensues when you run it through a metal pedal and a 2x12 combo.

    The amount of joy this instrument brought me far outweighed the cost. The onboard tuner is just so nice to have. I will say that I wanted more beefy strings and bought some replacements.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Daughter went to college, I needed one!

    By Kevin E

    from Crozet VA

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Having Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Playing
      • Recording

      Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21CEK Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

      My daughter took her LU21cek off to college so I needed one. I bought one at the end of January just in time for FAWM 2015 and I have already written/recorded three songs with it in the first few days of February.

      After I bought, I saw a video where someone was ranting about the poor intonation of a LU21 soprano, so I was a bit worried. Luckily the intonation on mine is pretty good. My daughter's has developed a little buzz on the second string (E) so I have to keep an eye on that. I haven't tested the electronics yet, but for the on-sale price, I decided it was a good gamble! I am pleased so far.

       
      3.0

      Uke

      By William

      from Austin texas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21CEK Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

        For practice

         
        1.0

        Poor quality control. Vibration noise inside from pickup.

        By Rsotogil

        from Doylestown, PA

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Looks nice

        Cons

        • Not Consistent
        • Rattle somewhere inside, probably from the picku

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21CEK Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

        Bought this inexpensive instrument not expecting very high quality but it has an annoying rattle or vibration noise coming from inside when playing, probably due to lose or improperly installed audio amplification components.

         
        5.0

        A great buy from Musicians Friend

        By Retired teacher

        from Asheville NC

        About Me Novice

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21CEK Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

          Casual playing.....lots of fun.

           
          3.0

          Great Uke, not without problems though

          By Diego

          from Trumbull, CT

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Not Consistent

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21CEK Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

          This is a great Ukulele. I like the tone not amplified. Amplified is pretty good.
          The only issue I have with it the piezo cable inside the Ukulele vibrates against the body at certain frequencies creating an annoying buzz that sounds like the notes are distorting when not amplified.
          I was going to return it when I discovered that sticking my finger in and pulling the cable towards the front, pulls it away from the body and solves the buzzing noise. It's not a permanent solution as I have to do it again and again, but I can live with it

           
          5.0

          As advertised

          By Matt

          from Texas

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21CEK Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

            Never played a ukulele before, but always wanted to try. Couldn't beat the "Stupid Deal" they had going on this, so I thought what the heck. Seems to be a quality little instrument. Just starting, I didn't need anything high quality.

             
            1.0

            Wasn't what I was expecting...

            By Rev

            from S/E Illinois

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Got it out of the box and it had a buzz
              • Poor Tone Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21CEK Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                Was very excited to get this Uke because of the Fishman. Got it all set up and started playing it and it had a horrendous BUZZ in it. Sounded like a body brace had come unglued. Sent it back and decided to go another direction.

                 
                5.0

                Quality instrument with great electronics.

                By iPaul

                from S.W. Florida

                About Me Professional Musician

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21CEK Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                  Got it tuned right and planned to use in in my act.

                   
                  5.0

                  Smart Stupid Deal

                  By Jack

                  from Jersey Shore

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21CEK Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                    Wanted a ukulele and couldn't resist what turned out to be a good deal. I can enjoy an instrument I may not have paid full price for.

                     
                    3.0

                    Good product. Not perfect

                    By Pedro

                    from Boca Raton, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                    • Not Consistent

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup

                    Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21CEK Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                    The product is good. The sound is good. However, the tuners get loose very easy from the headstock, producing a vibration that, even though it does not affect the tune, it really bothers me a lot. I have to fix this with a screwdriver every now and then, which is not nice.

                     
                    4.0

                    Nice little ukulele

                    By BobC

                    from New York

                    About Me Novice

                    See all my reviews

                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21CEK Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                    Nice little uke... great electronics

                     
                    5.0

                    Really Nice Uke!

                    By cds5122

                    from Hesston, KS

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21CEK Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                      Bought this on a whim over the Labor Day sale. Really good instrument. Plays and sounds nice!

                       
                      5.0

                      Pleased

                      By Dave

                      from New England

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Lanikai LU Series LU-21CEK Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics:

                        Just learning. Good quality and sound.

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