NAMM 2019: Lanikai Shows off New 5-String Ukuleles & More

Lanikais Rock Clouser takes us through the company’s new line of ukuleles at the 2019 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.

First up, 5-string models debut across a number of lines. These ukes with low- and high-G strings, though Clouser designed them with the low G on the outside, the reverse order of how many other makers array them. It gives a slightly different sound than the typical 5-string.


New finishes show up in a few other series, seen here, with a new mahogany guitelele, a couple of cutaway baritone (with truss rods and electronics), and a new solid cedar top series with concerts and tenors available in acoustic and acoustic-electric versions.

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