View Full Version : FS: Lanikai CK-TEQ Curly Koa Acoustic Electric Tenor<SOLD>

04-30-2011, 07:25 PM

Thanks for looking!

My co-worker, Cindy, bought this pretty Lanikai curly koa tenor ukulele a few months ago from her sister, who had bought it from Musician's Friend in late 2009 but never played it. After playing it for a few weeks, Cindy decided she would be more comfortable with a concert scale ukulele, so she bought a concert scale Kala solid acacia ukulele from this forum last month. She doesn't play this tenor anymore and she would like to find it a loving home.

Here are the specifications from the Lanikai website (http://lanikaiukes.com/laniblog/ukuleles/curly-koa-series/):

Scale length: 17.25"
Width at nut: 35 mm
Top, back and sides: Curly koa
Fretboard: Rosewood
No. frets: 19
Tuners: Chrome die-cast
Binding: Maple

According to the website, these ukuleles are now made with Belcat UK2000 electronics. The external control plate of this ukulele's electronics says "Shadow."

It comes with a "Uke Crazy"-like case (that doesn't have the words "Uke Crazy" on it).

I've had a chance to play Cindy's ukulele, and it sounds great and plays well. The 2011 version of this model has an MSRP of $520 and is currently selling new for $339.00 at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Lanikai-CK-TEQ-Acoustic-Electric-Ukulele/dp/B001L5U102) and Musician's Friend (http://backstage.musiciansfriend.com/productDetail/productDetail.jsp?src=3WFRWXX&entProductId=512517).

Cindy is asking $200, including both a Uke Crazy type case (a $25 value) and shipping CONUS. Please feel free to ask questions or to request additional photos. Thanks for looking!

Here are some photos:


This photo is the most accurate representation of the ukulele's actual color. Camera flashes and flourescent lights apparently do strange things to photos.



04-30-2011, 07:29 PM
More photos:





04-30-2011, 07:32 PM
More pictures:





04-30-2011, 07:36 PM
Last group of pictures. I promise.





05-01-2011, 04:25 AM
You mention that it plays well...has it been set up. Hows the action and intonation? have you played it plugged in?

Also...It looks to have the Shadow electronics rather than the Belcat UK2000 that is listed in the specifications from Lanikai. I've read that Lanikai changed the electronics to Shadow in 2008.

05-01-2011, 07:22 PM
Aloha Markphonic,

You may know more about this ukulele than either Cindy or I do! You're correct; the external faceplate on the electronics says "Shadow." For what it's worth, I've learned that Cindy's sister bought the ukulele from Musician's Friend sometime in the second half of 2009. I don't what setup was performed on it, but Cindy and I both found it easy to play in terms of the action. I've already included photos of the saddle and the nut, and here are the best photos I could get of how far from the fretboard the strings are, at both the nut and where the fretboard meets the body.





Unfortunately, I don't have access to an amp, but because Cindy's sister didn't play this ukulele and it was basically new when Cindy got it, I have no reason to believe that the electronics don't work. You can see from the photos that there's no wear and tear.

Thanks for looking and for your questions and information. I hope this helps.


Little Island Nick
05-01-2011, 10:24 PM
I assume (you know what happens when one does that) but cannot find it stated that this ukulele is a laminate wood
model. Can you guide me to a statement by Lanikai that says otherwise?

05-02-2011, 02:49 AM
I assume (you know what happens when one does that) but cannot find it stated that this ukulele is a laminate wood
model. Can you guide me to a statement by Lanikai that says otherwise?

Unless specifically stated as "solid" koa, they are usually laminate... someone can correct me if I'm wrong.

05-02-2011, 04:25 AM
It's Laminate.

05-02-2011, 08:20 AM
I assume (you know what happens when one does that) but cannot find it stated that this ukulele is a laminate wood
model. Can you guide me to a statement by Lanikai that says otherwise?

Lanikai does not use the word "solid" on its website when describing this ukulele. I assume that means it's a laminate but, for what it's worth, I would not have guessed that it's a laminate from the way it sounds, and it feels pretty solid.

05-06-2011, 09:15 PM
Price reduction to $220

05-12-2011, 07:30 AM
Shameless bump. Let me know what I can do to hook you up with this great-sounding ukulele!

07-18-2011, 02:08 PM
Price reduction to $200!

I don't have a sound sample for the ukulele I'm selling, but here's a video of someone else playing the same model ukulele, using a Rode NT1a and Shadow Pickup.


08-05-2011, 04:26 PM
This ukulele has been sold. I don't know how to add <SOLD> to the thread heading. Mods can close this thread.