Ukulele Review – LUCKSS Soprano
The LUCKSS Soprano Ukulele Review
LUCKSS is the model name for the Lanikai Soprano Ukulele Review Curly Koa. If you stopped and went ‘Wait a minute’ after reading Koa, then yes, you got that right. This series from Lanikai makes use of the rare and highly sought after Hawaiian Koa wood.
The Acacia Koa, is a tree native to Hawaii, which has a multitude of uses, which includes making instruments such as Ukulele Review, acoustic guitars and Hawaiian steel-guitars. Due to the rarity of this wood nowadays, it is prized among serious musicians. Trey Anastasio, the guitarist from the band Phish uses a Koa Hollowbody guitar, and he is one serious guitarist. The valued Koa wood is as such due to the fact that it takes 20 to 25 years before the tree reaches maturity and you are able to harness it for use, and with the high demand of the wood, it far outreaches the supply of it.
Getting back to the LUCKSS Ukulele Review from Lanikai, this beauty’s top, back and sides are crafted completely from the Koa wood, known for its prized curly grain and its unparalleled crisp tone offered. This soprano sized uke measures 13.5” in scale length and 1.3125” width at nut.
This 12 fret uke has a rosewood fret board, with maple binding on top. It’s Aquila Nylgut premier strings are tuned by a chrome die-cast tuning machine. The LUCKSS Ukulele Review comes with a Learn to Play instruction booklet for those who are beginners and feel that learning should be done on a Ukulele Review with quality.