The LU-21 is the ukulele that Lanikai is most famous for. It's a huge hit with beginners, with good reason. It's a well made uke with geared tuners (essential on a cheap uke). The LU-21B is one of the best options for beginners looking to buy a baritone uke.
It's made of Nato wood - which is advertised as an alternative to mahogany but is a long way from it. Still it's very suitable for a beginner uke and has the advantage of being much cheaper.
On Musician's Friend
Lanikai LU-21B - $119.00
Construction: Nato top, sides, and back
Tuners: Chrome Die-Cast