Lanikai Ukuleles bridge the gap between Hawaiian ukulele tradition and the needs of the discerning modern player. Lanikai promote the joy of making music with innovative design and detailed craftsmanship created from a confluence of culture, time, and place. Dedicated to the serious hobbyist, professional performer, and ukulele player that demands more from their instrument, Lanakai have challenged to craft ukuleles that play, perform, and sound like no other – allowing players to uniquely express themselves through instruments and find their own sound with Lanikai.
The LU-21 is the ukulele that Lanikai is most famous for. It’s a huge hit with beginners, with good reason. It’s a well made uke with geared tuners (essential on a cheap uke).
It’s made of Nato wood – which is advertised as an alternative to mahogany but is a long way from it. Still it’s very suitable for a beginner uke and has the advantage of being much cheaper.