Lanikai LU-21CE Concert
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Lanikai LU-21CE Concert

LU-21CE Concert, Ukulele from Lanikai.

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Spawn-X 12/31/2010

Lanikai LU-21CE Concert : Spawn-X's user review

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Manufacturing Hawaiian as the real ones. Normal IS A TRUE UKE ;) ...

Mechanical ben oil very flexible and reliable. I give my LU-21CE only occasionally, and usually, I'm only obligated because my kids have been there.

18 frets, junction box / battery in the 14th round. No cutaway model for this, but frankly it is not very serious since we will rarely play that high.

Handle very pleasant to the touch and satin finish rather nice, having said that, on my copy, there was an area with a slight roughness. So I took advantage of me tweaking it m ^ m by polishing the clearcoat. Nothing could be easier. If you have a drill, you just get, for example at Leroy Merlin, a cotton pad and tissues. The whole is mounted on a disc-shaped holder that mounts on the chuck of the drill through its axis. There are always at Leroy, a small universal device for securing the drill horizontally to the edge of a table. Both drives come with polishing paste. A small groin 30 € and a small half hour later, your neck is super smooth to the touch and glides as ever. I advise you to pass this kind of investment to clean once a year the neck and fingerboard Rosewood / Ebony Guitar of your usual (Do this treatment on a maple fingerboard, the patent of this type of touch do not like it at all). In short, nothing crippling.

The preamp is not included a lightning war, but we do not ask him to sound like a high-end. 3 mini-faders VOLUME, BASS, TREBLE, a trap for the 9V battery and a small red LED to warn of the low charge of said battery. That is enough.

UTILIZATION

As stated above, the handle (besides my little problem of roughness) is very nice. CONCERT The pitch of this model was a minimum for me. Small uke found in stores are really a pitch too small for my taste, besides the sound (range, not quality) of a uke for me is that of a concert or tenor, not Alto. Matter of taste obviously.

Access to acute is not really a legitimate question about what type of instrument. As stated above. 14 boxes of non-cash, enough already not bad for what you're supposed to do with a ukulele. And at worst, the last 4 boxes are accessible to the little finger.

The lightness of the LU-21CE can be confusing when you discover the instrument after a few years of guitar, but ultimately it is an instrument that damn endearing enjoys lugging around with you. The night before the TV, it's cool too. :)

In acoustics, the sound is really good. Full, rich, and a little rough at times when the finger leaves a little drag on the strings, incidentally, are of good quality white Aquila, which is pretty rare instruments to be supplied factory said. I recommend that these ropes, not always easy to find in stores, but via the net, it's simpler.

In electro is not necessarily what is best. As often with a small piezo and preamp low / mid-range, amplified sound may be a bit garish. But with a good EQ or a good external preamp, you can easily fix that and get m ^ m sounds very nice. I turn my hand to my LU-21CE through my Axe-FX Ultra is pretty well supplied side filtering ;) ... Frankly, the Supreme splayfooted.

SOUNDS

Sounds very trad 'in acoustic I like a lot. I'm really a foot undisguised in recent months to transcribe some classical guitar on my uke through Guitar Pro. Little Wing, Hotel California, the now famous While My Guitar Gently Weeps as popularized on YouTube, etc ... There's really an incredible number of cool things to adapt to this small instrument. And the worst part is that it also brings a lot to our guitar tuning that is m ^ m on the 4 high strings on the guitar except that the D string and the octave higher. Concert for the pitch is like putting a capo at the 5th fret of the guitar as you gave the D string an octave higher. So, being limited to 4 string implies a new vision of the guitar, including the game triads which is almost a necessity on the uke. In short, we will not write a treatise on the subject here.

In electro is obviously much less trad 'in mind. But it can be just as cool, if they have what it takes to process behind. If you connect directly to your DAW, I advise you to explore the plugins to add spice and body to the whole. Otherwise, if you do not have multi-fx and only have an amp (especially if it is dedicated to electric guitar), it might perhaps pique your eyes a little. It is indeed a bit bland, but ...

-What I like is the sound warm and woody acoustic. The playability THE side mat that takes everywhere. The reaction of the uninitiated tackle this small piece of wood they expect to hear sound like a toy until you start to make them sing with you on Let It Be "or" No Woman No Cry.
-What I hate ... Hate, maybe a bit much. No, I like less the electro side that would have been nicer with a good preamp, but in m ^ m time, considering the price, we can not expect from Fishman. And, oh yes, the fact that this thing is a bit too trendy for my taste. Well yes, suddenly I'm the only one to attract attention with my funny little guitar ;) ...

OVERALL OPINION

Purchased in May 2010, I finally bit the plays being made guitar teacher, I certainly spend more time on the guitar that the uke, but I treat myself ;) ...

I tried a small shop in dozens of models before I decide for it. There were models that sounded even better acoustics, of course, but the price was that of a mid-range guitar. off-budget as an instrument for me that I wanted above all to discover without making too many concessions on quality. The LU-21CE was in my eyes, any selection (rather abundant luckily) has chosen the store, he was the one who really offered the best ratio Q / P. I heartily recommend for a first purchase by someone who wants to have fun without taking a merdouille less than 50 €.

I'm really happy with my purchase. So much that I started a ukulele class at my school and it starts to take from customers. Adults are very happy to discover this little instrument in fashion they have seen much on the net, and the children are super comfortable with the template of "more than toy" that allows me to introduce them gently the guitar when they are older. All Benefit 'for me!