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Laka Ukuleles

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.



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

LK-JBS  £249.00
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.
Comes complete with an attractive hardshell brown leather-effect case with plush interior.


Joe Brown Signature Laka Ukulele

 

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

Laka Ukuleles

LK-JBC £129
Concert Acoustic Ukulele
The Concert model has a solid mahogany top, with mahogany back and sides. Featuring a nato neck, rosewood fingerboard and super-stable Grover® machine heads for precise tuning.

Comes complete with a Laka carry case.

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 ACOUSTICSERIES
Laka Ukulele by Vintage

Laka Ukuleles

VUS10 £44.99
Soprano Acoustic Ukulele
The VUS10 is a full bodied soprano ukulele and features a solid Sapele top, with Sapele back and sides, which is complemented perfectly by the mahogany headstock.

Mahogany – Open Pore Satin finish. Carry bag included.


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Laka Ukulele by Vintage

VUS50 £72.99
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.

Mahogany – Open Pore Satin finish.

Vintage VUS50 tuner


Laka Ukulele by Vintage

VUC50EA £89.99
Concert Electro-Acoustic Ukulele
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. Features Volme and tone controls.

Mahogany – Open Pore Satin finish.


Laka Ukulele by Vintage

VUS50EA £79.99
Soprano Electro-Acoustic Ukulele
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. Features Volme and tone controls.

Mahogany – Open Pore Satin finish.


Laka Ukulele by Vintage

Laka Ukuleles

VUS70
£109.00
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.

Mahogany – Open Pore Satin finish.



Laka Ukulele by Vintage

Laka Ukuleles

VUC30 £54.99
Concert Acoustic Ukulele
The VUC30 is a full bodied concert ukulele and features a solid Sapele top, with Sapele back and sides, which is complemented perfectly by the mahogany headstock.

Natural finish. Carry bag included.


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Laka Ukulele by Vintage

VUC50 £79.99
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.


Mahogany Satin finish.

Vintage VUS50 tuner

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Laka Ukulele by Vintage

Laka Ukuleles by Vintage®

VUC70  £119.00
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.

Mahogany Open Pore Satin finish.


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Laka Ukulele by Vintage

Laka Ukuleles

VUC90 £179.00
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.

Koa Open Pore Satin finish.

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Laka Ukulele by Vintage

Laka Ukuleles

VUT90 £199.00
Tenor Acoustic Ukulele
Solid koa top, laminate koa back and sides, the big-toned acoustic Tenor-size uke.

Koa Open Pore Satin finish

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 ELECTRO-ACOUSTICSERIES
Laka Ukulele by Vintage

VUC80EA £209.00
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.

Koa Open Pore Satin finish.


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

Acoustic Magazine Review

Laka Ukulele by Vintage

VUT80EA £229.00
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.

Koa Open Pore Satin finish.

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


Laka Ukulele by Vintage

VUC90EA £219.00
Concert Electro-Acoustic Ukulele
The same solid koa top/koa body construction, this time in a cutaway body format, with Fishman Sonitone preamp.

Koa Open Pore Satin finish.

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


Laka Ukulele by Vintage

VUT90EA  £249.00
Tenor Electro-Acoustic Ukulele
Solid koa top, laminate koa back and sides, the big-toned acoustic Tenor-size uke.

Koa Open Pore Satin finish.

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

Acoustic Magazine Review

Laka Bass Ukulele by Vintage

VUB60EA  £199.00
Electro-Acoustic Bass Ukulele
Made using a combination of mahogany and sapele and featuring a mahogany neck and fretless rosewood fingerboard, the VUB60EA Bass Ukulele is easy to play and provides impressive tone both acoustically and also through the onboard Fishman Clásica II preamp system.

• Top: Mahogany/Sapele
• Back & Sides: Mahogany/Sapele
• Neck: Mahogany
• Fingerboard: Rosewood
• Bridge: Rosewood with Bone saddle
• Rosette: Black/White/Black
• Scale: 513mm
• Tuners: Open geared
• Preamp: Fishman Clasica 2 with Built-in Tuner
• Controls: Volume, Bass, Treble & Phase
• Strings: Aquilla Uke Bass
• Finish: Satin Open Pore


Mahogany Open Pore Satin finish.

Fishman

Fishman


Laka Bass Ukulele by Vintage

VUB90EA  £249.00
Electro-Acoustic Bass Ukulele
The VUB90EA’s acacia koa body is set off elegantly with the black binding and abalone rosette, and its fretless rosewood fingerboard is easy to play thanks to the Aquilla bass uke strings and providing an almost 'double bass’ feel. The Fishman Clásica II preamp system perfectly captures its unique tones.

• Top: Acacia Koa
• Back & Sides: Acacia Koa
• Binding: Black
• Neck: Mahogany
• Fingerboard: Rosewood
• Bridge: Rosewood with Bone saddle
• Rosette: Abalone
• Scale: 513mm
• Tuners: Open geared
• Preamp: Fishman Clasica 2 with Built-in Tuner
• Controls: Volume, Bass, Treble & Phase
• Strings: Aquilla Uke Bass
• Finish: Satin Open Pore


Koa Open Pore Satin finish.

Fishman

Fishman

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