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PhilUSAFRet
02-25-2011, 09:19 AM
Anyone got their hands on one yet? If so, which size? Gonna do a review? sound clip? Looking for a poor mans version of the flying owl Bluegrass Uke.

LENNONO
02-26-2011, 09:03 AM
I have LFM-t tenor; all I can say I really like it, very bright sound, really pretty good looking, comfortable neck...

byjimini
04-28-2011, 07:24 AM
You're not alone - I loved that Flying Owl, but to buy a maple uke from Bluegrass means giving Her Majesty's Customs & Excise 20% of the value, and seeing as it'll cost 520 to have it sent, that's another 100 on top in tax. Ouch.

v30
04-28-2011, 07:55 AM
You're not alone - I loved that Flying Owl, but to buy a maple uke from Bluegrass means giving Her Majesty's Customs & Excise 20% of the value, and seeing as it'll cost 520 to have it sent, that's another 100 on top in tax. Ouch.

Hey, someones's got to pay for that wedding! :)

byjimini
04-28-2011, 07:56 AM
Haha! :D Yeah, too true.

A.K.
04-30-2011, 10:10 AM
I have an LFM-S. Built like a tank, sounds quite good, and beautiful to look at. In terms of quality construction (esp. the fretwork), it is notably nicer than either of the Ohanas I own.

gioconbrio
04-30-2011, 12:48 PM
I have the tenor, I really like it too. Try it with fluorocarbon strings. Although I did have to go over the whole fretboard and half of the frets too with some extra-fine sandpaper.

Jezbo
07-08-2016, 11:46 PM
I have owned the Lanikai LFM-T for three years now (July 2016) and I love it. It almost plays itself it is so easy on the fingers. Great sound - great feel - great price! If you don't have one of these in your collection you are missing out! I have about ten ukes but I play mostly my Lanikai and a KoAloha tenor. (I play only tenors). I have changed from Aquila strings to Worth strings because with Worth strings, they are so long that you get two sets for the price of one - and that is economy! They are really WORTH it! Ho, ho!
Anyway, for what it is WORTH!!!!
Jay

PhilUSAFRet
07-09-2016, 04:09 AM
Forgot about this post. I have since acquired an Asmus concert with a solid flame maple body and solid spruce top. I had never seen this model when Asmus was active. I was really shocked when I discovered the body was solid. It's gorgeous and approaches those Bluegrass ukes in tone. I can see no flaws and the tone is sparkly, rich, and "LOUD" with amazing projection and resonance. I snagged it from ebay for $65. Not sure I can get a better sounding maple uke. Perhaps my best uke bargain. (unless it was my pristine $199 Kamaka white label)