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 ... Read More
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.
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Reviewed by 25 customers
I walked into Guitar Center anticipating buying a more expensive instrument, but a clerk told me to check out this uke because it was on sale. I am a band teacher that is starting a ukulele club at my school and wanted a solid instrument to play on/teach myself. This uke has a great tone (partly thanks to the nice Aquila Nylgut strings that come on the instrument) and I appreciate the solid tuning mechanism. I got this uke when it was 40% off (a steal!) but would have no problem recommending it at full price. My best friend has been thinking about taking up the instrument so I bought her one as well.
I'm very happy with my purchase and I recommend this ukulele for everyone! Hesitate no more, it's a nice choice for beginners. At first it didn't sound well, but I guess it was because of the new strings or because of the bridge not being well adjusted. But after a few days of use sounds perfect.
If you're not quite ready and/or your pockets are too empty to lay out several hundred dollars for a ukulele...I think this is a great choice. Sounds great, looks good, holds it tuning well...basically, a whole lot of fun for about a hundred bucks.
I've had this ukulele for a long time now (probably 2 years?) and I am still so happy with it. It has amazing tone quality and for some reason (at least for mine) it's great at staying in tune, so I hardly have to tune it. I've traveled all over the place with this uke (including 6 day car ride during which it was buried in luggage) in a soft cushioned travel bag and it's still in perfect condition; still looks brand new. I have three other ukuleles and guitars but I still prefer this over the rest. I wouldn't trade this uke for anything! GREAT for the price!!
I have played guitar for over 20 years. recently I decided to buy a uke but, not knowing much about them, didn't really know which one to buy. After much research online, I decided to buy this one. On Amazon it was rated at 4.5 stars with over 280 reviews. I couldn't be happier with it for a starter instrument. I would recommend buying new strings for it but the strings that come on it aren't horrible. Also, don't get discouraged just because you have to tune it often. That is the strings not the tuners. I would recommend a Snark tuner so you can tune it on the fly.
This is the perfect ukulele for the serious beginner. I am a middle aged woman, new to trying an instrument. I didn't want to spend a lot because I didn't know how serious and committed I would or could be. I love this uke. I practice almost every day. It sounds beautiful to my beginning ears. I can't imagine getting tired of it. I bought a second one for my 6 year old. She is a bit too young to learn so I have restrung her ukulele for finger picking songs that play below middle c. Now I have two Lanikai concert ukes that will play a wide range of styles and I don't regret spending the money.
Great gift for teenage Uke enthusiast. Just what she wanted at the price I wanted!
I just got this uke yesterday, and already I love it! The color is nice and it sounds wonderful! This is a great beginner uke!
I have been playing guitar for 25 years, and I have experience building and setting up guitars. I recently became interested in ukuleles when I grabbed a $25 one during the black Friday sale. It was enough to pique my interest, and I went back to find something a little nicer. The Mitchells and Cordobas were also $99, and looked really fancy with some nicer looking wood, abalone inlays and what nots. At this price range I didn't trust all the ornamental stuff. What impressed me about this uke is that it is simple, basic, and has sealed tuners. To support my theory, the version of this uke that has all the fancy stuff the others had, cost more than twice as much. I didn't really intend to get a concert size uke, and didn't realize I did until I got home. Hey, I know guitars not ukuleles. (I just recently learned to spell ukulele correct lol) With that said, I really like the concert size. It is much louder and fuller sounding, the longer fretboard makes it easier to fret chords, and the longer scale puts more tension on the strings, which gives it a more vibrant tone, and I think it makes it easier to strum without accidentaly digging your thumb in. This uke comes with a set of top of the line, Made In Italy, Aquila Nygut strings installed. Which is ironic, because I bought a set of the same strings with it that I was going to put on first thing. Since I had the extra set of strings I installed them on the $25 uke, and jeez, what a difference they make. So I believe much of the bright responsive tone comes from the the strings. The uke itself has a warm rich tone, and I suspect with lesser strings it may be a bit dark sounding, but with the included strings, the tone is nicely balanced. That is my one complaint is that it actually sounds a little too good. At times when plucking individual notes, the tone almost reminds me of a fine classical guitar. Makes me feel as if I should be sitting up and playing properly instead of laying in bed and fiddling around as I've been doing. In other words, it feels like less of a novelty and more like a "real" instrument. While we're on the negative side of things, the first one I recieved started to develop a buzzing A string. About the same time something started rattling around inside of the tuner. The important thing here is Guitar Center took care of me even though I lost the receipt, and the uke that I recieved in exchange actually has nicer looking wood, so I'm satisfied. The saddle on both ukes had a sharp edge left over from the mold, which tears up the bottom of the strings. I'd recommend cleaning the molding line off the top with a piece of 400 grit sand paper. Overall, I'd say it is a great instrument for the price.
Did a lot of research, strummed a lot of ukes. After buying a "starter" Lanikai Soprano, I returned to GC 2 days later to return it and "upgrade" for a little more money because I couldn't put the Soprano down and was having so much fun. I took my time and strummed several different Ukes around this price range and slightly higher, even the Cordoba. I found that the LU22 had a much louder volume while maintaining the high end tones which I had already gotten accustomed to with the Soprano. The larger "Concert" size also offers a bigger playing range and a slightly larger fretboard (for my big fingers). I also like the rosewood bridge and fret board. The binding all along the neck and body and the gold colored tuning heads also add to the beauty of this particular model of Lanikai Ukuleles. Sure, the Mitchells are very pretty, but as far as sound... this Lanikai is the best pick!
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