The Lu-11 is a wonderful Soprano Ukulele offered by Lanikai.. This handcrafted ukulele is made with Nato wood (otherwise known as Eastern Mahogany) on its top back and sides. This wood choice brings out a crisp texture to the sound of the instrument that is very well suited in keeping with the tradition of this instrument. With the easy playability, and included instruction booklet written by Mary Lou Dempler you will be playing in a matter of minutes. If you have never played ukulele before get ready for a world of fun. The ukulele is an addicting instrument that can and will be taken everywhere. The standard tuning on a Soprano, Concert, and Tenor ukulele is GBEA, and on a Baritone DGBE. If you can play one ukulele you can play them all! Pick up a Lanikai today and see why people are saying Lanikai Makes Me Happy! For more information about this model or Lanikai please visit

Celebrate a place where heaven meets the ocean when you strum on this soprano ukulele (model LU-11) from Lanikai’s LU series–one of its most popular and affordable ukuleles. Offering a classic, sweet island sound, it’s a great choice for first-time players or for acoustic multi-instrumentalists looking to expand their tonal palette.

Lanikai LU-21 Ukulele

The LU-11 uses nato wood for top, back and side construction as well as for its fret board. Reddish nato wood, also known as eastern mahogany, is often used in more affordable guitars and ukuleles and offers many of the same acoustic properties as mahogany. This package includes an instruction booklet that will guide into a lifelong enjoyment of this instrument.


  • Size: Standard
  • Scale length: 14 inches
  • Width at nut: 1.375 inches
  • Top construction: Nato
  • Back/side construction: Nato
  • Fret board construction: Nato
  • Frets: 12
  • Machines: Chrome/ivoroid geared
  • Binding: None

Ukulele History

The Ukulele is actually the descendant of a four-stringed musical instrument known as the machête or, less accurately, the braguinha from the Portuguese island of Madeira. There are many theories about how the ukulele got its name. The two most-circulated stories include one about an English army officer, Edward Purvis, who became quite adept at playing the machête. Because he was small and sprightly (as opposed to the markedly larger frames of the Hawaiians), he was nicknamed “Ukulele,” which in Hawaiian means “jumping flea” (also translated as “bouncing Flea” or “leaping flea”). A more literal theory likens the fingers of an accomplished player flying nimbly up and down the fretboard of the machête to the movement of “jumping fleas.”

Product Features

  • Soprano-sized ukulele-great for first-time players and multi-instrumentalists looking to expand range
  • Constructed of reddish nato wood for bright, bassy sound
  • Nato fretboard with 12 frets
  • 14-inch scale length
  • Includes instruction book