Lani LC55DJ Juniper Cutaway Acoustic Concert Ukulele

My Lani Juniper
Juniper? Are you Sure?

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High Gloss and Shiny for sure

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Waltzin'

It has white GHS strings and is tuned g~C~E~A



Lani LC-55-DJ

Lani are a new company going down the well trodden path of "Designed in America, Made in China, (and as far as I can see marketed through an office in Checkheaton West Yorkshire?)" Most of the catalogue is the very normal fair. Beyond the logo I don't think a lot of designing was needed But there are a couple that look a little different and my favourite is the LC55DJ. (though truth to tell this looks to me like a copy of one of Shinji Takahasi's T Ukuleles rather than something original - still I liked that Ukulele and I like this too)

The Cutaway is suppose to be made of Juniper Wood, I've never heard of a Ukulele made of Juniper before and I'm not sure beyond it being 3 ply laminate, what wood is actually used. Whatever the top veneer is, (and lets assume it is Juniper, its not a wood I recognise), it is very pretty with a golden hue and a pretty grain. Sadly it just smells of varnish though.

It plays very nicely with a good solid loud tone and a very forgiving action. Certainly for the moment I won't mess about with the strings