Lanikai takes a break from tradition with the Lanikai O8EK Acoustic Electric 8 String Tenor Ukulele to create a masterpiece. West Africa is about as far as one can get from the islands of Hawaii, but no other wood had the characteristics needed to spotlight the nuances of doubled strings. Coupled with a solid spruce top the Ovangkol series by Lanikai has an incredible full tone.
When the song calls for a different voice Lanikai delivers a new array of sounds with this 8 string ukulele. This model comes with the standard tuning of GCEA with all 8 strings doubled like a 12 string guitar. The O8EK Acoustic Electric 8 String Tenor Ukulele comes with a Fishman Kula preamp for gigging situations. With the easy playability, and included instruction booklet written by Mary Lou Dempler you will be playing in a matter of minutes. If you have never played ukulele before get ready for a world of fun.