Skip to main content Skip to footer
Call and save 18% off a single item of $49 or more. Call 866-498-7882 for qualifying brands

Lanikai SMPTU-C Solid Monkeypod TunaUke Concert Ukulele Monkeypod

Item #: 
1426517440161
  • Write a Review

Design, sound, and function are all key elements in creating the finest ukuleles in the world - but it's the attention to detail that sets Lanikai apart from the crowd. Built with hand-selected tonewo... Click To Read More About This Product

We're sorry—we no longer carry this item.

Find a similar product below or contact us for a recommendation of a great alternative.

Call: 866-498-7882 Email

Recommended Products
Overview

Design, sound, and function are all key elements in creating the finest ukuleles in the world - but it's the attention to detail that sets Lanikai apart from the crowd. Built with hand-selected tonewoods directly from the Big Island of Hawaii, Lanikai's SMPTU-C Solid Monkeypod Concert Ukulele sounds just as beautiful as it looks. On top of that, the critically acclaimed TunaUke Technology solves the age-old problem of poor intonation on the short-scaled ukulele with up to 90% improved intonation. Innovation, tradition, and detailed design make the SMPTU-C a premium choice for the independent minded ukulele player ready to for an instrument as unique as their own sound. Performance ready with looks to match, as only Lanikai can deliver.

TunaUke Technology - A Ukulele Revolution!
The sweet tone of the ukulele has been heard around the world - from the most prestigious stages to the most remote beaches, leaving a smile everywhere it goes! In the midst of all of that joy however, one problem has always remained - ukuleles have terrible intonation! Play a simple chord and a ukulele sounds beautiful - but play something more advanced, play with other instruments, or move further up the neck and the problem becomes clear. If the ukulele was to claim and keep its place as a world-class instrument, it's intonation must be fixed. Three years, and a fleet of mechanical engineers later, Lanikai Ukuleles is proud to present TunaUke, a revolutionary system that improves ukulele intonation by 90% and opens a new world of possibilities for writing, performing, and simply enjoying a more-musical ukulele than ever before.

Two Features Driving Intonation Innovation
The first is the compensated nut. Between the four strings the differences in string width and tension are substantial. By compensating the distance between the first fret and the nut we are able to make open chords sound as smooth as silk.

Those Saddles Move
The second feature is the movable saddle. Traditional straight saddles on a ukulele or any other fretted instrument are detrimental to good intonation. With nylon strings even "compensated saddles" are a complete fallacy. The issue is that nylon strings are by their nature, inconstant. After much testing we found the only way to improve on this is to create movable saddle technology to allow the player to adjust the amount of compensation for each string. No tools are required and adjusting the intonation is as easy as pouring milk on cereal.

Keep On Strummin
There are many issues that cause poor intonation and TunaUke Technology solves them all. With this technology there is over a 90% improvement! For the first time ever in the history of the instrument you can overcome all the obstacles and have a ukulele that plays open chords in tune all the way up the neck.

FEATURES

Body
Body type: Concert
Cutaway: No
Top wood: Solid Hawaiian Monkeypod
Back & sides: Hawaiian Monkeypod
Body finish: Hand Rubbed Oil & Wax
Orientation: Right-handed
Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Number of frets: 19
Neck finish: Oil
Electronics
Pickup/preamp: No
Other
Tuning machines: Die-Cast Gold Geared
Bridge: Rosewood
Case: Sold separately
Country of origin: Indonesia
  • Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
LanikaiSMPTU-C Solid Monkeypod TunaUke Concert Ukulele
 
1.0

(based on 1 review)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Reviewed by 1 customer

Displaying review 1

Back to Top

(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Be Careful With This Insrument

By Jim the Runner

from Syracuse, NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Incompletely Finished
    • No Gig Bag Included
    • Not Gold Tuners
    • Not To Description
    • Plastic Bridge
    • Thick Varnish Finish

    Best Uses

      Comments about Lanikai SMPTU-C Solid Monkeypod TunaUke Concert Ukulele:

      This product is not what is advertised. The finish is a thick varnish, not hand rubbed, plastic bridge, not rosewood bridge, no gig bag, no gold tuners. The head was incompletely varnished. I'm returning this one.

      Displaying review 1

      Back to Top

      You are changing the Ship-To country.

      Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.