|The Spalted Mango Series illustrates Lanikai's spirit of experimentation by bringing exiting, new developments to the ukulele world. The SM-CEK Spalted Mango Concert Ukulele offers exquisite beauty and a very mellow tone, thanks to its solid spalted mango construction. The unique tonal characteristic of spalted mango has the midrange of mahogany but the roundness of spruce. The difficulties in crafting an instrument with spalted woods are greatly outweighed by the resulting tone and striking appearance. The flame mahogany neck adds to the stability and comfort of this exquisite instrument. Also included on this model is a passive under saddle pickup that truly captures the unique tone of this instrument. Pick up a Lanikai today and see why people are saying Lanikai Makes Me Happy!|
Customer Reviews of Lanikai SM-CEK Spalted Mango Concert Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Preamp
Gorgeous Looking & Sounding Ukulele10/23/2012
I couldn't be more please with my Lanikai Spalted Mango Acoustic/Electric Concert Ukulele. For starters this Ukulele is freaking GORGEOUS. The spalted mango wood has a randomly bold and beautiful black grain on a blonde background that is borderline sexy. The black edges really make the mother of pearl inlay POP! The gloss finish only make it more stunning. The sound is surprisingly full and bright, having that classic cheery Hawaiian ukulele sound, which I love. The electric pickup is sweet, the 3 band equalizer only accentuates that awesome tone coming from this ukulele and stock aquilla strings. Lanikai, you've made an Awesome Ukulele!