This Limited Edition Model from Pono is Mind Blowing Awesome!
How so? Well first of all, Macassar Ebony is one of the premier exotic woods used in high end custom acoustics. Even higher in cost than koa wood but the sound quality is undeniably choice. How so?
Clean and crisp, rich with overtones and singing sustain, and coupled with a cedar top, the tone of this macassar is absolutely perfect for what many look for. Cedar has a "broken in" quality, or a sweetness in sound that it takes other woods many years to attain. What I notice is that the Macassar adds defenition, projection, and reverberating sustain. And that's not to mention the looks.
All woods were not created equal and never has that been more evident. Framing off this exquisite ebony is Hawaiian koa wood binding. This gives contrast but with a warm earthy tone. For the first time in years koa is used with Pono. This accent enhances the overall visual appeal. Also helping in that regard is the slotted headstock which is impeccably finished, even along the inner walls.
This model, like all new Pro Classics from Pono has a radius fingerboard. It's not an extreme radius, and is hardly noticeable until pointed out. But it surely adds to the comfort of play. We must warn you, if you get this instrument, your others may get ignored. It's a treat in every way.
The truss rod advantage. The newer, higher quality Pono case. Many things give value to the newest Pro Classics. Namely, the precision workmanship and skill level of these builders. It also shows a persistance for excellence that Ko'olau has shown. This is the pinnacle of that effort and now available in a limited run.
This is a completely dry mono recording, it doesn't do justice to the live tone. Of course, Corey helps make up for that-
This tenor is displayed and protected by the cleanest gloss finish yet from Pono. This glassy smooth laquer finish is extremely strong yet just a few thousandths of an inch thick. This is the art of uninhibited protection. Also to be noted is that Pono has kept improving and I would put the beautiful look of this finish up against ANY custom shop instrument. It's as flawlessly done as you will find now. And that is a first for Pono, even though improvements have been with each shipment. This last arrival honestly suprised me in quality. I think you will share my appreciation. This is the finest quality on the market at this price and we are proud to say that with confidence.
Pono only uses solid woods, only bone nut and saddle. wood bindings, no plastics. They have a climate controled factory on the island of Java and diligently aim for perfection on every level. It shows!
Comes in a very protective wooden arched top hardshell case made for it.
This model is a limited edition run. Don't hesitate too long, we guarantee you'll love this beautiful instrument for many years!
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