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Laka Ukuleles by Vintage®
The ukulele resurgence continues unabated, with bands like the superb Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain demonstrating very much the musical potential and serious musical side of the various versions of the ukulele, this new ‘Laka’ series is a collection of seriously pro-spec instruments, available in both acoustic and electro-acoustic formats.

Adding extra value to this Laka series of ukuleles is the fact that, to aid instrument tonal resonance and response, the ukes are finished in a tone-friendly open pore satin finish. Additionally, the Laka ukuleles are fitted with premium grade Italian Aquila strings for maximum playing performance and an even, balanced sound. Finally, reinforcing the high-spec nature of these Lakas, the electro-acoustic ukes are fitted with the uke-friendly USA-made Fishman Sonitone preamp systems, a soundhole-mounted style of unit which is totally unobtrusive both visually and physically.

Laka Ukuleles
 JOE BROWNSIGNATURESERIES
'The Joe Brown' Signature Soprano Ukulele by Laka
Joe Brown

LK-JBS
Soprano Acoustic Ukulele

The Soprano is all-solid acacia top, back, sides and features maple binding.
Feature a nato neck, rosewood fingerboard and super-stable Grover machine heads for precise tuning.

LK-JBS £299.00

 

Laka Ukuleles
 JOE BROWNSIGNATURESERIES
'The Joe Brown' Signature Concert Ukulele by Laka

 

 

 

LK-JBC
Concert Acoustic Ukulele

The Concert model has a solid mahogany top,
with mahogany back and sides.

Featuring anato neck, rosewood fingerboard and super-stable Grover® machine heads for precise tuning.

LK-JBC £149.00

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Laka Ukuleles
 ACOUSTICSERIES
Laka Ukulele by Vintage

VUS50
Soprano Acoustic Ukulele
with Onboard Chromatic Tuner

The VUS50 is a full bodied soprano ukulele and features a solid mahogany top, with mahogany back and sides, which is complemented perfectly by the mahogany/nato neck and Rosewood fingerboard.

The addition of an onboard, side-mounted chromatic tuner means that tuning your uke has never been easier, whilst the chrome machine heads with white pearloid buttons increase tuning stability.

VUS50
Mahogany – Open Pore Satin
£79.99

Vintage VUS50 tuner

 

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Laka Ukuleles

VUS70
Soprano Acoustic Ukulele

Effectively the ‘standard’ ukulele and the smallest bodied of the family, with the most recognisable uke tone, the soprano uke is the one on which most novices learn. The Laka Soprano Uke is an acoustic model which features a solid mahogany top, with laminated mahogany back and sides. A rosewood fingerboard carries 3mm ‘micro dot’ markers, and check the neat ‘rope binding’ rosette on all the Laka ukes including this soprano one.

VUS70
Mahogany – Open Pore Satin
£129.00


 

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Laka Ukuleles

VUS75
Soprano Acoustic Ukulele

The Laka Soprano Uke is an acoustic model which features a Butterfly wood top, back and sides with rosewood/maple binding. The VUS75 has a sonokeling fingerboard and bridge.

VUS75
Butterfly Wood
Satin
£169.00




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VUC50
Concert Ukulele

Concert size ukulele featuring a solid mahogany top, with mahogany back and sides. These are complemented perfectly by the mahogany/nato neck and rosewood fingerboard.

The VUC50's onboard, side-mounted chromatic tuner means that tuning your uke has never been easier, while the chrome machine heads with white pearloid buttons increase tuning stability. As with all Laka ukes, the VUC50 comes fitted with a set of top quality Italian Aquila strings. The VUC50 is the big brother of the Laka VUS50 soprano uke. Concert models feature a 15” scale length, compared to a soprano’s 13” scale, and have a correspondingly bigger uke sound.


VUC50
Mahogany
Satin
£89.99


Vintage VUS50 tuner


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Laka Ukuleles by Vintage®

VUC70
Concert Acoustic Ukulele

Physically slightly larger with a 15” scale length than the Soprano’s 13” scale, the Concert is also referred to as an Alto ukulele, with a correspondingly bigger uke sound. The Laka Concert Uke is of an identical spec to the Soprano with a solid mahogany top matched to mahogany back and sides.

VUC70
Mahogany
Open Pore Satin
£139.00




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Laka Ukuleles

VUC85
Slim Body Concert Acoustic Ukulele

With spalted maple back and sides and a solid spruce top, the VUC85's slim body has an open pore finish. The body features celluloid binding, the fingerboard and bridge are Sonokeling.

VUC85
Spalted Maple
Open Pore
£169.00




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Laka Ukuleles

VUC90
Concert Acoustic Ukulele

Boasting a solid koa top and laminated koa body with a mahogany/nato neck, the Grover-equipped VUC90 is a Concert sized acoustic.

VUC90
Koa
Open Pore Satin
£209.00




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VUC95
Concert Acoustic Ukulele

Boasting a solid spruce top and spalted maple body with Celluloid/mahogany binding, a Sonokeling fingerboard and bridge. The VUC95 comes with a satin finish.

VUC95
Spalted Maple
Satin
£199.00




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VUT90
Tenor Acoustic Ukulele

Solid koa top, laminate koa back and sides, the big-toned acoustic Tenor-size uke.

VUT90
Koa
Open Pore Satin
£229.00


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Laka Ukuleles

VUT95
Tenor Acoustic Ukulele

Featuring a solid spruce top, spalted maple back and sides and mahogany binding, the VUT95 has a sonokeling fingerboard and bridge.

VUT95
Spalted Maple
Satin
£209.00


 ELECTRO-ACOUSTICSERIES
Laka Ukulele by Vintage

VUC80EA
Concert Electro-Acoustic Ukulele

A Concert-sized instrument, this version greatly expands the versatility of the uke as an instrument. Here, the solid sitka spruce top is mated to koa back and sides for a different tonal variation from the instrument. Features Grover open gear tuners for improved tuning stability. The cutaway body offers improved upper fret access and being an electro-acoustic, the VUC80EA is fitted with a Fishman Sonitone onboard preamp system.

Fishman

FISHMAN SONITONE
Designed to meet the needs of Laka ukuleles, the new Fishman Sonitone onboard preamp system features a concealed soundhole-mounted preamp with rotary controls for Volume and Tone. The accompanying Fishman Sonicore pickup comes standard, providing solder-free maintenance with combination battery box and output jack. (Below)
Fishman

VUC80EA
Koa
Open Pore Satin
£229.00
Acoustic Magazine Review
 

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VUT80EA
Tenor Electro-Acoustic Ukulele

The Tenor uke is a larger bodied instrument than the Concert, and can sometimes be seen in a variation of string format layouts, with 6 and even 8 string versions available. The cutaway-bodied Laka VUT80EA also offers a solid sitka spruce top, koa back and sides, Grover tuners and Fishman Sonitone system.

Fishman

FISHMAN SONITONE
Designed to meet the needs of Laka ukuleles, the new Fishman Sonitone onboard preamp system features a concealed soundhole-mounted preamp with rotary controls for Volume and Tone. The accompanying Fishman Sonicore pickup comes standard, providing solder-free maintenance with combination battery box and output jack. (Below)
Fishman

VUT80EA
Koa
Open Pore Satin
£249.00
 

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VUC90EA
Concert Electro-Acoustic Ukulele

The same solid koa top/koa body construction, this time in a cutaway body format, with Fishman Sonitone preamp.

Fishman

FISHMAN SONITONE
Designed to meet the needs of Laka ukuleles, the new Fishman Sonitone onboard preamp system features a concealed soundhole-mounted preamp with rotary controls for Volume and Tone. The accompanying Fishman Sonicore pickup comes standard, providing solder-free maintenance with combination battery box and output jack. (Below)
Fishman

VUC90EA
Koa
Open Pore Satin
£249.00

Laka Ukulele by Vintage

VUT90EA
Tenor Electro-Acoustic Ukulele

Solid koa top, laminate koa back and sides, the big-toned acoustic Tenor-size uke.

Fishman

FISHMAN SONITONE
Designed to meet the needs of Laka ukuleles, the new Fishman Sonitone onboard preamp system features a concealed soundhole-mounted preamp with rotary controls for Volume and Tone. The accompanying Fishman Sonicore pickup comes standard, providing solder-free maintenance with combination battery box and output jack. (Below)
Fishman

VUT90EA
Koa
Open Pore Satin
£269.00
Acoustic Magazine Review

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