The Curly Koa Series is the pride of Lanikai. The CK-TEK uses Hawaiian Koa that is especially prized for its curly grain. Lanikai makes use of this exquisite wood by handcrafting the CK series to exacting specifications. Grown mostly on the island of Oahu, the gorgeous red-hued wood used for the Curly Koa series make these ukuleles look as beautiful as they sound. The CK series comes with die cast tuning machines geared 14/1 for those players that demand greater control over their tuning. The CK-TEK blends the traditional with modern innovation. Equipped with the professional grade Fishman Kula system with an on-board tuner and three-band EQ, as well as a cutaway for easier access to the neck, the CK-TEK is ready for the studio or playing live. If you have never played ukulele before get ready for a world of fun. The ukulele is an addicting instrument that can and will be taken everywhere. The standard tuning on a Soprano, Concert, and Tenor ukulele is GCEA, and on a Baritone DGBE. If you can play one ukulele you can play them all! With the easy playability, and included instruction booklet written by Mary Lou Dempler you will be playing in a matter of minutes then you’ll see why people are saying Lanikai Makes Me Happy!