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JacobPi
02-25-2009, 06:56 AM
I'm new to this whole Uke business and I'ma wondering
should I go for the
Lanikai LU21P Pineapple Soprano Ukulele
or the
Ohana "Vita" Shape Ukulele CKP-70M - Solid Spruce Top
I'm unsure
if you have any more suggestions leave then as replies.

I'm torn between those or something else.
Those two in particular because
The Vita is louder and better quality sound where as the pineapple i unusual and that was what i'm going for

got anything else?
reply please

haolejohn
02-25-2009, 07:03 AM
The vita is definately louder and it does have a solid spruce top (solid wood is always better than laminate)

I have never played the lani kai pineapple, just the kala pineapple. I liked it and my next uke purchase will be a pineapple or Koaloha or maybe a combination (pineapple sunday--fingers crossed hands clasped eyes looking heavenward).

Go with your heart. It is your choice but you'll end up with both eventually. Ask for the two sale deal.

thejumpingflea
02-25-2009, 08:05 AM
The vita is definately louder and it does have a solid spruce top (solid wood is always better than laminate)

I have never played the lani kai pineapple, just the kala pineapple. I liked it and my next uke purchase will be a pineapple or Koaloha or maybe a combination (pineapple sunday--fingers crossed hands clasped eyes looking heavenward).

Go with your heart. It is your choice but you'll end up with both eventually. Ask for the two sale deal.

The Vita.

I have a Lanikai LU21 standard and cannot say much praise for it.

Stackabones
02-25-2009, 10:06 AM
I haven't played either one, but the Vita has tons of vibe. :shaka:

Pippin
02-25-2009, 10:07 AM
I'll be writing a review of the Vita for Ukulele Player Magazine. The Vita has great tone and lots of punch. The shape of the uke is most likely why they chose to use laminated back and sides. It is very durable. The Vita appears to have a shorter neck than it actually does.

I think it looks great for Irish bands and Renaissance musicians, too... reminds me of a lute.

DeG
02-25-2009, 02:36 PM
Vita
I have the Lanikai, I've played the Vita. I liked the Vita more. Of course, I always prefer the one I don't have...the nature of UAS I suppose:)

I think the Vita is more expensive though, right?

JacobPi
03-29-2009, 04:08 AM
Vita
I have the Lanikai, I've played the Vita. I liked the Vita more. Of course, I always prefer the one I don't have...the nature of UAS I suppose:)

I think the Vita is more expensive though, right?

No I think they're the same price. In the end I got a red Mahalo soprano. And I'm looking to get a vita later this year.

Pippin
03-29-2009, 06:53 AM
The review of the Vita (Ohana) appears in Issue Four of Ukulele Player...

You can read the article and get a better idea of the uke's features.

http://www.tricornpublications.com/issue4.pdf

Gaby
03-30-2009, 03:12 AM
Pretty obvious by now... VITA!

Captain Google
03-30-2009, 06:02 AM
If unusual is what you're going for, the Vita is your best choice. It doesn't get more unusual than that!

Besides, pineapples are very common. ;)