Have you ever tuned up your ukulele, played one chord in tune and then switched to another chord to find that it plays out of tune? The strings are stretched and the open strings are in tune, but for ... Click To Read More About This Product
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Have you ever tuned up your ukulele, played one chord in tune and then switched to another chord to find that it plays out of tune? The strings are stretched and the open strings are in tune, but for some reason that second chord plays out of tune. This is attributable to poor intonation.
There are many issues that cause poor intonation and TunaUke Technology solves them all. With this technology Lanikai has achieved more than 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.
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 Lanikai has been able to make open chords sound as smooth as silk.
The second 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 fallacy. The issue is that nylon strings are by their nature, inconstant. After much testing Lanikai found that the only way to improve on this was 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 simple.