Lanikai LU-21T Tenor Ukulele Rosewood Fretboard 889406397132

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The Lanikai LU-21T Ukulele has a larger sized tenor body. The top, back, and sides are nato, which is very similar to mahogany. Other features include an easy-to-play rosewood fingerboard and bridge, ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Lanikai LU-21T Ukulele has a larger sized tenor body. The top, back, and sides are nato, which is very similar to mahogany. Other features include an easy-to-play rosewood fingerboard and bridge, die-cast tuners for solid tuning, and binding on the top.

Lanikai ukuleles have great playability, sound, and aesthetics at a price that will surprise you.

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

Features
  • Larger-sized tenor uke body
  • Nato top, back, and sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Die-cast tuners for solid tuning
  • Binding on top
  • 26"L x 9"W x 2-7/8"D
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LanikaiLU-21T Tenor Ukulele
 
4.7

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (5), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pleasantly Surprised!

I bought this ukulele a week ago to try out the sounds, and thus far, I have no regrets. It's one of the cheapest tenor ukes out there, but holds its own in...Read complete review

I bought this ukulele a week ago to try out the sounds, and thus far, I have no regrets. It's one of the cheapest tenor ukes out there, but holds its own in tone quality and resonance without a doubt. The ukulele does come with high-G tuning Nylgut strings, which I'm happy to say exceeded all expectations. However, I had expected to enjoy the low-G far more, so I replaced the top string after a few days - let me just say that low-G tenor tuning is one of the most beautiful things you can play! I recommend this ukulele for anyone who's trying to switch from guitar to ukulele, and doesn't have much experience, because the ukulele is easy to learn (but hard to master). I gave it a four star rating because the actual ukulele is so slippery, I have a hard time holding it up. Sometimes I just play entire songs and picking with my thumb alone, which solves all my problems, but I wish there was paint/more friction on it, so it was more easily held.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beginner's ukulele

Try to spend a little bit more money and get an instrument with a solid wood top. The fretboard on my ukulele had very sharp edges.

Try to spend a little bit more money and get an instrument with a solid wood top. The fretboard on my ukulele had very sharp edges.

Reviewed by 37 customers

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5.0

Fun Fun Fun!!

By Stingray74

from Valdosta, GA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Nice Construction
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Lanikai LU-21T Tenor Ukulele:

      Family was taling about Ukes one night and I bought this one. Quick shipping from MF. Packaged well. Only wish I had bought a tuner. Easy to play and loads of fun. Good instrument for the price. Bought the hardshell case to keep it in for years to come. Very pleased with this purchase.

       
      4.0

      Economical fun

      By George

      from DFW, Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Lacks Fret Edge Dots

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Lanikai LU-21T Tenor Ukulele:

      A great instrument to enjoy. This size uke can be tuned to play as a baritone uke as well as a tenor.

       
      5.0

      Great Beginner Uke!!!

      By analogkid

      from OC,CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Quality strings
      • Strong
      • Well built

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Starter uke

        Comments about Lanikai LU-21T Tenor Ukulele:

        The LU-21T Tenor Ukulele is a well built quality "starter" Uke for those wanting to learn to play, but don't want to invest a lot of money at this time. Sure, it is not made out of solid wood, but the tone is great and the tuners are sealed and stay in tune (after the new strings settle in). And in regards to the strings, the are a quality set of Aquila Synthetic gut strings! Nice touch! Overall, this is a great uke to satisfy those wanting to start playing the uke. It is not a boutique instrument for the stage or a high end uke, but for the price Musician's Friend sells them for, you can't go wrong. I would definitely recommend it.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Fun to play

        By Andy

        from Grand Island, NE

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good intonation
        • Good Tone
        • Nice Size

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Sharing

        Comments about Lanikai LU-21T Tenor Ukulele:

        Like the fit and sound of the tenor over the standard or even the concert. The finish is good and well put together. Just a delight to play. A lot of music for a little price.

        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        If Mama Ain't Happy...

        By BW

        from Nebraska

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Well Constructed

        Cons

        • None at this time

        Best Uses

        • Learning
        • Practicing

        Comments about Lanikai LU-21T Tenor Ukulele:

        As a long-time guitarist, I was surprised when my wife expressed an interest in learning to play a stringed instrument, but wanted something smaller. A ukulele was perfect. We first tried an inexpensive "toy", but found you get what you pay for. With the quality and size of this instrument, she is thrilled to learn while she plays. And you can bet I'm enjoying playing this, as well. This is a solid, quality instrument, at a very reasonable cost. Stays in tune (mostly), accurate from fret 1, great intonation, and a full, rich tenor sound. Obviously a little larger than soprano or concert, so perfect size to handle. You will not be disappointed with this uke!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gave this to my son for Christmas

        By Amy Pollock

        from Western PA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lanikai LU-21T Tenor Ukulele:

            This was a Christmas gift for my son(18). Turned out to be his favorite. He loves the tone and quality of the instrument. Not only does it play nicely but it is also very beautiful. He would give it a 10 out of 10 if he could.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Beginner's ukulele

            By Luisin

            from Lake Worth, Florida

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong

            Cons

            • Poor Tone Quality

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Lanikai LU-21T Tenor Ukulele:

            Try to spend a little bit more money and get an instrument with a solid wood top. The fretboard on my ukulele had very sharp edges.

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Would buy again...

            By sponge

            from Michigan

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Nice starter ukee

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Just learning
              • Practicing

              Comments about Lanikai LU-21T Tenor Ukulele:

              Overall it's a good ukulele. Nice construction and fairly nice tone.

              (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent value

              By bd-IPm2n

              from Ohio

              Comments about Lanikai LU-21T Tenor Ukulele:

              I don't own this, although I believe I'll buy one soon. The National Tour of the Broadway musical "the Addams Family" carries one with them in case the local orchestra guitarist doesn't own a tenor uke. So far, every local guitarist has used this uke instead of their own, and I'm doing the same right now. I like it better than my old one. It's not an artist instrument, but it's a very decent serviceable instrument with good action and intonation. Good intonation in a uke is like finding an honest man.
              it's a tenor uke....
              For the price, it's excellent. the action is good all up the neck, it's more easily tunable than most ukes, and I like the strings. And the sound.
              the quality/price ratio is very good.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Tenor Uke delivers

              By Jim Fisher

              from Maine

              Comments about Lanikai LU-21T Tenor Ukulele:

              Overall I'm very satisfied.
              The LU-21 is a good value. There are not special frills, but the parts are well assembled.
              I purchased two "used-broken" instruments not knowing what to expect. Both were in good condition an with some small adjustments look like they will serve me well. I'm expect the new ones would be good to go. I was intruged with the "nylgut" strings that are stretchier than standard nylon strings. It takes a little longer for the tuning to stabilize, but the sound quality an feel is good.
              Buying used instruments carries some risk, but the two I purchased worked out well.

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