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Lanikai CK-T Tenor Curly Koa Ukulele

by Lanikai
9 customer reviews

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  • Tenor Sized
  • 19 Frets
  • Georgous Exotic Curly Koa Top, Back, and Sides
  • Die Cast Tuners
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Tenor Sized, 19 Frets
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Product Description

Product Description

The Curly Koa Series is the pride of Lanikai. The CK-T uses Hawaiian Koa that is especially prized for its curly grain. Lanikai makes use of this exquisite wood by handcrafting the CK series to exacting specifications. Grown mostly on the island of Oahu, the gorgeous red-hued wood used for the Curly Koa series make these ukuleles look as beautiful as they sound. In its most traditional form the CK-T is a Tenor ukulele that owes its existence to Portuguese immigrants bringing their craft of music instrument building to Hawaii in the 1870’s. The CK series comes with die cast tuning machines geared 14/1 for those players that demand greater control over their tuning. If you have never played ukulele before get ready for a world of fun. The ukulele is an addicting instrument that can and will be taken everywhere. The standard tuning on a Soprano, Concert, and Tenor ukulele is GBEA, and on a Baritone DGBE. If you can play one ukulele you can play them all! With the easy playability, and included instruction booklet written by Mary Lou Dempler you will be playing in a matter of minutes then you’ll see why people are saying Lanikai Makes Me Happy! For more information about this model or Lanikai please visit www.Lanikaiukes.com

From the Manufacturer

Lanikai ukuleles.

Presenting the Curly Koa Tenor Ukulele from Lanikai

  Lanikai's Curly Koa Ukuleles are the favorites of many players with unmatched playability and versatile tone.

Ukulele Size Comparison

Which size is right for you? Click on the chart below to see the differences.


Ukulele size comparison chart.

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The Curly Koa Tenor Ukulele.
The Curly Koa Tenor Ukulele.
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It curls because it can.

Used to make ukuleles for over a century, rare Hawaiian Koa wood is especially prized for its distinctive curly grain. Grown mostly on the big island of Hawaii these woods have a crisp tone unlike any other. Curly Koa top, back, and sides - true to the Hawaiian tradition.

The Curly Koa Series is the pride of Lanikai.

The CK-T uses Hawaiian Koa that is especially prized for its curly grain. Lanikai makes use of this exquisite wood by handcrafting the CK series to exacting specifications. Grown mostly on the island of Oahu, the gorgeous red-hued wood used for the Curly Koa series make these ukuleles look as beautiful as they sound. In its most traditional form the CK-T is a Tenor ukulele that owes its existence to Portuguese immigrants bringing their craft of music instrument building to Hawaii in the 1870's.

The CK series comes with die cast tuning machines geared 14/1 for those players that demand greater control over their tuning. If you have never played ukulele before get ready for a world of fun. The ukulele is an addicting instrument that can and will be taken everywhere.

Lanikai makes me happy!

The standard tuning on a Soprano, Concert, and Tenor ukulele is GCEA, and on a Baritone DGBE. If you can play one ukulele you can play them all! With the easy playability, and included instruction booklet written by Mary Lou Dempler you will be playing in a matter of minutes then you'll see why people are saying Lanikai Makes Me Happy!

Features:

  • Gorgeous All Curly Koa Construction
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Abalone Cat's Eye Inlay
  • Abalone Rosette
  • 14:1 Die Cast Tuning Machines
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Additional Photos:

Chrome die-cast machines.
Chrome die-cast machines.
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Abalone rosette and cat's eye inlays.
Abalone rosette and cat's eye inlays.
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Compare Specifications:

  The CK-S Soprano Ukulele. The CK-C Concert Ukulele. The CK-T Tenor Ukulele. The CK-B Baritone Ukulele.
CK-S CK-C CK-T CK-B
Size Soprano Concert Tenor Baritone
Scale Length 13.625" 15.00" 17.25" 20.375"
Width at Nut 35mm 37mm 35mm 38mm
Top Curly Koa Curly Koa Curly Koa Curly Koa
Back/Sides Curly Koa Curly Koa Curly Koa Curly Koa
Fretboard Rosewood Rosewood Rosewood Rosewood
Electronics N/A N/A N/A N/A
# of Frets 12 20 19 18
Machines Chrome Die-Cast Chrome Die-Cast Chrome Die-Cast Chrome Die-Cast
Binding Maple Maple Maple Maple
Case/Bag Compatibility UC-S/HSS611 UC-C/HSS612 UC-T/HSS613 UC-B/HSS614



More about Lanikai

Lanikai Ukes.

Lanikai Ukuleles bridge the gap between Hawaiian ukulele tradition and the needs of the discerning modern player. We promote the joy of making music with innovative design and detailed craftsmanship created from a confluence of culture, time, and place.

Lanikai is dedicated to the serious hobbyist, professional performer, and ukulele player that demands more from their instrument. We've challenged ourselves to craft ukuleles that play, perform, and sound like no other - allowing players to uniquely express themselves through our instruments and find their own sound with Lanikai.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 9.2 x 3.4 inches ; 1.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0018TD4K0
  • Item model number: CK-T
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,047 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 10, 2007

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Joseph M. Davis on July 19, 2011
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I purchased this as my first ukulele and I am really glad that I did. My plan was to buy something inexpensive, learn on it, and if I like it buy a Kamaka in Maui next spring. I still might buy the Kamaka but I will not part with this one! If you were inspired to learn in part by Jake Shimabukuro then this is a great choice. The tenor is a great sounding instrument that has a much higher range and the sound on this particular instrument is just beautiful and it will inspire you to keep playing. It is more money than I thought I would spend on my first but my birthday happened to be around the same time. I think that even for a beginer instrument it makes sense to invest in something that sounds great or you will grow tired of it and stop playing. Besides the beautiful tone of this instrument it looks beautiful. The abalone detailing is a nice touch. It goes out of perfect tuning a little more quickly than my guitars but that seemed to stop after a while- not sure why. Maybe that is more common with ukes because of their size? Long story short though this is a winner.

Update after 6 months- I am having a problem with buzzing, especially with the C string. I am not an expert player but I am pretty sure it is not from my technique. Something is wrong with it because on that string the first 2 frets now play the same note. I am bringing it in to a luthier nearby to see what it is and if it can be fixed easily enough. For now I am bringing the ranking down from 5 stars to 4 but I will update this again after I know what is wrong.

Update after meeting with luthier - The neck is badly bowed as a reaction to dry air. The luthier thought that there was a flaw in it's manufacturing, possibly that the finish was not done properly.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By crispy_critter on March 16, 2011
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I purchased this ukulele as a birthday gift for my son. I am a guitar player but was new to the world of ukes, so the learning curve was quite steep! After a lot of online research and playing some instruments in a number of local music stores, I settled on Lanikai as the brand with the best quality-for-value ratio, and on a Tenor ukulele as the optimal size.
The CK-T is beautifully constructed, with excellent detailing on the back, binding and mother of pearl around the sound hole. The Curly Koa grain is gorgeous. As good as it looks, though, it sounds even better! Wonderful tone and resonance, and the fingerboard width in the Tenor size makes it very easy for large hands to play.
Everyone who has seen and heard this instrument has been impressed. And now I want one for myself!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Lumberjack Laika on May 24, 2010
besides its great looks, this ukulele has an amazingly sweet, deep tone. while not solid koa, you can hardly tell. it sounds amazing, feels amazing to play. great intonation, and as it's a lanikai, should come with aquila strings. i got mine two days ago and haven't put it down. well worth the cost.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By WP on August 21, 2011
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I wanted an ukulele that 1) sounds good 2) plays well and 3) inexpensive. Check, check and check.

Having grown up playing Kamaka, it's hard to find an ukulele that can sound nearly as good for a fraction of the price. The Lanikai did exactly just that. While the construction is well put together, don't expect a solid feel associated with more expensive instruments. It feels like a toy, but when played, it sounds amazing. The strings that come with it are so so - great for learning, but it's worth spending a little extra for a nice new set of strings.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Pentz on December 22, 2010
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I bought this Uke a little over a month ago. I have a Kala Acacia Tenor and then I bought this one. I think this one is a better buy. You can't go wrong with this Uke in this price range. She absolutely sings and with the ever so slightly wider fretboard is way easier to play than the Kala. I would recommend this over the Kala, even though it is way cheaper. This is one of the best Ukes on the market. I switched out the strings to Worth Browns, but that is just my personal preference. You can't go wrong with this Uke.
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