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Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele Rosewood Fretboard

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The Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele has a nato wood top, back, and sides. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, geared tuners, and white binding on the top. Lanikai ukuleles have great playability, sound,... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele has a nato wood top, back, and sides. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, geared tuners, and white binding on the top.

Lanikai ukuleles have great playability, sound, and aesthetics at a price that will surprise you. The top, back, and sides are nato wood, which is very similar to mahogany. Binding on the top. Your Lanikai LU-21 comes with a rosewood bridge and fingerboard.

This ukulele is strung with Aquila Nylgut Strings and includes a Lanikai Learn to Play Instruction Booklet.

Features
  • Nato wood top, back, and sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Geared tuners
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LanikaiLU-21 Standard Ukulele
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

a nice little instrument

I am a guitar player and picked up this uke for a little fun. Overall it is pretty well built. Very much worth it for the money...the rosewood fingerboard is beatiful and...Read complete review

I am a guitar player and picked up this uke for a little fun. Overall it is pretty well built. Very much worth it for the money...the rosewood fingerboard is beatiful and the sound is nice. I Highly recommend it for a beginner.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Horrible Ukulele

When this ukulele arrived, I was excited to try it out. I own a Concert ukulele, so to play this standard one was a new experience. After a quick tune up, I...Read complete review

When this ukulele arrived, I was excited to try it out. I own a Concert ukulele, so to play this standard one was a new experience. After a quick tune up, I realized that the A string kept hitting the 3rd fret. It made a twangy noise every time tried to strum a C chord. I figure out that the 3rd fret was not in all the way. When I called Guitar Center to see what my options were, I was put on hold for 30 minutes. Luckily I had work to do, so I put my phone on speaker and worked. The CSR, named Diane, finally came back on and said I had to mail back the ukulele and they'll mail me a new one. I asked if I can just return it to a local Guitar Center, then she tried to put me on hold again to ask someone else. I gave her my piece of mind before she put me on hold again. Told her how unprofessional it was to put me on hold for 30 minutes without checking on me. And that I didn't have additional time for her to ask someone else. I'm sure the ukulele would've worked fine had the 3rd fret been installed correctly, but the Customer Service provided by Guitar Center has left a bad taste in my mouth. They're the reason why I gave this a one-star! I'm going to return this ukulele at a local Guitar Center this week. Hopefully, seeing someone in person will work better for me.

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(127 of 132 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a nice little instrument

By jamal Bighorn

from boston.MA

Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

I am a guitar player and picked up this uke for a little fun. Overall it is pretty well built. Very much worth it for the money...the rosewood fingerboard is beatiful and the sound is nice. I Highly recommend it for a beginner.

(95 of 99 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing

By mike lutes

from middlesex nj

Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

this is one nastly uke. i have not played many in my days but all i know is that this one sounds really nice. for 65 doll hairs this is without a doubt the best investment musically i have ever made. BUY THIS UKE. (you do not get black strings like the picture says but you do get this nice little chord chart (very usefull)

(54 of 81 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Decent Little Uke

By Clay

from Sioux Falls, SD

Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

This is a decent little uke. It sounds fairly good for the price, but I would recommend the concert size as it's very hard to fit your fingers onto this tiny fretboard. I was going to return this one to get the concert size instead, but then I decided I liked it enough to just keep them both. So now a friend can play along!

(36 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great ukulele

By anonymous

from Fresno, Ca

Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

im a guitarist and just branched out. did a lot of surfing online and finally hit on this one. opened it up, looked like a toy, but i was surprised with its quality. solid nato top gives it a nice tone, and ive had it for a few weeks and it holds its tune as well as my guitars. great starter instrument. would definitely recommend it.

(35 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Tee

from long island new york

Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

I had never played a uke before. But i thought it looked cool. So i went to the music store, and the guy said it was the best brand of ukes he could recommend for a descent price.I am very satisfied with this uke. It has a beautiful sound and is VERY easy to play. I learned within a day. You don't have to be very good to make this uke sound amazing (:

(31 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great buy

By Alejandro Cardona

from Cali, Colombia.

Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

If you are a begginer, trying out the uke, this simple, cheap and high quality little instrument is ideal. Although the fretboard is very small, getting acustomed takes but minutes, and at this price, it is one of my best musical investments. If you look for a finer uke, invest a little more and buy the concert uke, with bigger fretboard and a more solid sound.

(29 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This ukulele changed my life...

By Evan

from Albuquerque, NM

Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

Thinking about buying this ukulele? BUY THIS UKULELE! A lot of people complain about them going out of tune. They do definitely go out of tune more than a guitar but it gradually gets better and better the more you play it. Someone else somewhere said something about the strings setting in and making it stay in tune? I have no clue what that means but I suppose it's true. If you have fat fingers, you might not want to get a soprano (standard) uke as these things are tiny. It is very hard to play standing up as it has no strap and the pressure of your fingers on the frets moves the whole thing around. Try a concert (alto) uke if you have a case of the sausage fingers. I bring this thing everywhere with me now. It's a fun little songwriting tool and nothing can beat taking it on a hike or a walk and having a little outdoor jam. It's the most fun you'll ever have. I suggest you cash out your home equity and buy several thousand of them.

(27 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ukulele Review

By Musician Mom

from Fairfax, VA

Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

My daughter loves this ukulele. We bought it because it is often named as a good starter one. It is a great value with a good sound for the price.

(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Brian F.

from Matawan, NJ

Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

This was my first ukulele and it is very good. I like it a lot and the feel of it is amazing. I would recommend this one as a beginner ukulele.

(20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Little Instrument

By Tamyra

from virginia beach virginia

Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

I went to the music store, and had a few extra bucks to spend that day, so the guy recommended this ukulele. He said it's one of the best you can get in this price range. I am very satisfied with it. It has a great sound, and the price is amazing. It was also really easy to play , you don't have to be a pro to make it sound good. I learned within the first day. If you know how to play guitar, it helps a bit.

(16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A great Uke

By Richard

from Chicago

Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

Actually I bought this uke before I knew what to look for, but as it turned out there was little in the way of defects that you would blame on poor workmanship. It has been such a pleasure to play and you will be belting out great tunes in no time. If you are one of the jazzy turtleneck PBS stiffs then this is not for you. Now they come wih Aguila strings which is something you would put on anyways. My only complaint is the tuners (which I think are improved now) are a little loose but it does not go out of tune, just alot of play. I have played more expensive ukes and there are subtle diffrences in sound, but if you are buying a first uke or if you just want to stick it to uke snobs (the LU21 is very indie) the insturment is just fine.

(5 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Horrible Ukulele

By Glenn DePeralta

from Bellingham. WA

Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

When this ukulele arrived, I was excited to try it out. I own a Concert ukulele, so to play this standard one was a new experience. After a quick tune up, I realized that the A string kept hitting the 3rd fret. It made a twangy noise every time tried to strum a C chord. I figure out that the 3rd fret was not in all the way. When I called Guitar Center to see what my options were, I was put on hold for 30 minutes. Luckily I had work to do, so I put my phone on speaker and worked. The CSR, named Diane, finally came back on and said I had to mail back the ukulele and they'll mail me a new one. I asked if I can just return it to a local Guitar Center, then she tried to put me on hold again to ask someone else. I gave her my piece of mind before she put me on hold again. Told her how unprofessional it was to put me on hold for 30 minutes without checking on me. And that I didn't have additional time for her to ask someone else. I'm sure the ukulele would've worked fine had the 3rd fret been installed correctly, but the Customer Service provided by Guitar Center has left a bad taste in my mouth. They're the reason why I gave this a one-star! I'm going to return this ukulele at a local Guitar Center this week. Hopefully, seeing someone in person will work better for me.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome product!

By Becky

from Lancaster, PA

Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

I am a beginner uke player, never knew anything at all about playing. I wanted something that was decent quality with a decent price. This was definitely a great pick. Sound quality is really nice (though i don't have a lot to compare it to). I was surprised by how small it was but when I started playing it i barely notice the size at all. Very fun! As far as tuning it really stays intune well. I have to tune it before i play it and sometimes they need adjustment but for the most part it stays pretty well intune. I am so excited about this instrument, i bought it about a month ago and its been really great. Definitely a great instrument!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great uke to build the basics on

By John Nefalar

from Oxnard, CA

Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

If you're just starting out and sure you want a soprano/standard sized uke, this one is perfect for the price. It has a bright, punchy tone throughout the fretboard. At first you'll need to keep re-tuning as the strings stretch out, but after a week or so, it holds its tune very well. I probably tune it every 3-4 weeks, even with constant playing. Once you start to progress though, you will notice the little things such buzzing every now and then. But for a starting uke at $70 you can't complain. The next step up soprano/standard sized ukes at GC are at around $200, so if you're serious about playing then I'd suggest to go for those. But if you just want to test the waters before jumping in, then this uke is a great pick.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BUY IT NOW!

By Maggie Long

from SL, UT

Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

LOVE IT!!! Easy to play, sounds great, and fun to tote around. I got my package before I even knew what I wanted hehe! They shipped it way fast and came in perfect condition like I expect my products to be.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Ukelele for the price

By Dave Townsend

from Rochester NY

Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

I purchased this model about 1 year ago and have been very pleased with it. After playing the guitar for 35 years, I wanted to try something new. It has a great sound, is fun and easy to play. It is very well made and for the price is an excellent value. At first it didn't stay in tune for very long, but I think it was mostly due to new strings and over time it improved significantly.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding Uke

By Bryan Smith

from Pottsotwn, PA

Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

This was my first ukulele, but its definitely not limited to beginners. I learned four songs in 2 days without ever having picked up a uke before in my life. It sounds amazing and is so cheap compared to other ukes with the same reviews. There is only one flaw and that is that it comes out of tune after each play. I downloaded a tuner on my smartphone and it takes 30 seconds before you play to put it in tune, so its no big deal. Plus I can tell the uke is slowly staying in tune more and more as its played. I do not see myself having to buy another ukulele unless I accidentally damage this one

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Nice Ukulele!!

By Terry Shaw

from Mesa, AZ

Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

I bought this Ukulele on the reviews of all the others and I'm very glad I did. It's came pretty much in tune and after a day of playing, it pretty much stayed in tune. Very Nice!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Orgasmic Instrument

By Alvin Lu

from San Francisco ,CA

Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

The look and the price are awesome. It�ۡ���s great for beginners. The overall built of it makes it feel luxurious. You�ۡ���ll have to go into one of the guitar center stores and try it yourself.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing!

By Tanner Whetsel

from Pulaski, TN

Comments about Lanikai LU-21 Standard Ukulele:

I am 14 years old and I have never played an instrument before. I have always enjoyed the sound of the ukulele. I read reviews trying to find the right one and this is the perfect one for not a bad price. I have read that it gets out of tune easily, but I haven't tuned it that much. I have had it three days and can already play some songs. It produces such a great sound for such a little instrument. I love this Lanikai uke. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a ukulele.

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