Lanikai Waimea Solid Koa Super Concert Ukulele - Natural

Super Concert Ukulele with Solid Koa Top, Solid Koa Back and Sides, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Spruce Binding - Natural
Lanikai Waimea Solid Koa Super Concert Ukulele - Natural image 1
Lanikai Waimea Solid Koa Super Concert Ukulele - Natural image 1
$1,195.00
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Lanikai Waimea Solid Koa Super Concert Ukulele - Natural
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Solid Koa Super Concert Ukulele

Crafted from koa collected from the slopes of Hawaii's volcanos, the Lanikai Waimea super concert ukulele looks as good as it sounds. The hybrid concert body and tenor neck design is easy to play and delivers the rich ukulele tone that you've been looking for. And the 19-fret rosewood fretboard gives you plenty of room to express yourself musically through chords and single-note runs. You'll fall in love with the sound of this all-koa ukulele from your very first strum. If you're looking for a high-quality uke, then you need to check out the Lanikai Waimea super concert ukulele.

Lanikai Waimea Super Concert Ukulele at a Glance:
  • Makau Series instruments build your tonal variety
  • Premium tonewoods give you rich, warm ukulele tone and great looks
  • Big super concert sound
Makau Series instruments build your tonal variety

Bring a whole new tone to your ukulele orchestra and family music time. Lanikai's Makau Series gives you, the modern ukulele player, a variety of tone and instruments to play thanks to their new innovations inspired by traditional Hawaiian ukulele design. Each instrument is handmade on the island of O'ahu using only the finest woods. Lanikai gives you the tools you need to add to your tonal repertoire by paying close attention to playability while creating new ukuleles that stand out from the crowd. From the wood selection to the building process to the finish, the Lanikai Waimea super concert ukulele is an instrument that you can pass down for generations.

Premium tonewoods give you rich, warm ukulele tone and great looks

The Lanikai Waimea super concert ukulele's organically warm tone comes courtesy of its body size and solid Hawaiian koa top, sides, and back. Only the top 1% of the highest grade koa harvested meets the demands of our luthiers. Its rosewood fingerboard is also ideal for optimizing the transfer of energy from the strings to the body, for a deep and rich sound. And then there's Lanikai's hand-rubbed oil and wax finish, which enhances the Waimea's tone, while imbuing it with understated good looks. Take it from the Sweetwater crew - the Lanikai Waimea super concert ukulele will be a prized treasure among all your instruments.

Big super concert sound

The super concert-sized Waimea ukulele, or sometimes known as the alto, is slightly larger than the soprano and sometimes known to have a bigger sound. Also, because the super concert uke is longer, there is more tension on the strings. This can be beneficial if you find yourself strumming away and going out of tune more often than you'd like. Larger fingers are no problem for the super concert ukulele because the frets are spaced farther apart and there's plenty of room for big fingers to play on a small instrument.

Lanikai Waimea Super Concert Ukulele Features:
  • Handmade solid koa ukulele
  • Solid koa top, back, and sides deliver rich, full tone
  • Hybrid design of a concert body with a longer tenor uke neck
  • Solid spruce binding and abalone inlays look great
  • Rosewood fretboard is optimized for playability
Add a premium uke to your collection with the Lanikai Waimea super concert ukulele!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

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Tech Specs

Size Concert
Finish Hand-rubbed oil and wax
Top Material Koa
Back & Sides Material Koa
Binding Material Sitka Spruce
Neck Material Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood
Strings Aquila Super Nylgut
Manufacturer Part Number WAIMEA

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Lanikai Waimea, a masterful instrument

I have had this for a while and must admit I wasn't overwhelmed with it to start with. The beauty and craftsmanship are incredibly wonderful, but I wasn't impressed with the sound at first. The more I've played it, though, the more it draws me in and encourages me to play more and to challenge myself. For me it seems to love to be picked and plucked more than strummed, and the size of the frets and the space between the strings encourages that. This instrument is making me eagerly work harder at playing better. It's egging me on and coaxing me to improve my skills. Well done, Lanikai!
Music background: Public School Elementary Music Teacher and Ukulele FREAK! :)
4.5/5

My first ukulele

My daughter had requested a Ukulele when we were out for an early fathers day diner. I went and began some research on ukuleles and sweetwater has an impressive selection.I ended up buying a Kala concert model - solid acacia, and it arrived flawless as any purchase from sweetwater. I played with this Kala for a couple of days before giving it to my daughter, these are very fun instruments and decided i wanted one for myselfI went for the Lanikai super concert solid koa model, it's a sweet uke. I've seen much more expensive ukuleles but for a handmade made USA built instrument you can't go wrong with this Waimea edition Lanikai model.
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