The designs for Makai Ukuleles are based on island tradition. You can almost hear the ocean breeze in the palm trees when you play a Makai Ukulele! In fact the word “Makai” means “near the sea”! With all Makai Uke models you’ll find an attention to detail that their competitors lack. These are real instruments made by accomplished ukulele luthiers who understand that instrument making is an art as well as a craft! In Hawaii wherever Makai Ukuleles are played you’ll often hear the word “Aiwaiwa!” and you’ll be tempted to say they’re “Amazing!” as well! The Makai LC-80-W is a concert ukulele that features a solid cedar top, highly figured willow back and sides and a rosewood fingerboard. The beautifully bound body is finished in a high gloss natural finish which allows the natural figure of the timbers to show through. The LC-80-W is strung with Aquila Nylgut soprano strings which offer fantastic tone, playability and tuning stability.