Once thought of as the "poor man's guitar," the ukulele has quickly become one of the most beloved string instruments out there. While its body hasn't grown, the uke's popularity has skyrocketed since its initial introduction in the 18th century. In fact, the small four sting instrument's distinct plucks and strums can be heard in a number of timeless songs by Elvis Presley, Bob Marley, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and The Beatles.
In October of 2000, the Lanikai brand joined in the ukulele fun and became a part of music history when it introduced the world to the Lu-21 soprano model. The instrument's outstanding quality and refined craftsmanship made it an immediate success, and prompted Lanikai Ukuleles to expand its collection to include banjoleles, tenor editions, carrying cases and more. No matter whether you're an absolute beginner or seasoned concert performer, these petite instruments will charm your ears and lift your spirits.
With Lanikai's TunaUke Technology, 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.