Quarter Sawn Solid Acacia Wood -Satin Finish
Here Kalei plays one of our most popular models, the solid Acacia Tenor from Pono. Pono is a line from the Ko'olau Ukulele Company, a local company baised here on Oahu, specializing in high-end custom ukuleles. The Pono line is a more affordable version built to the same specs and standards as Ko'olau. They really stand out against other choices in their price range. Especially this model! At this price you would be hard pressed to find such a beautiful solid wood tenor with a deep rich tone. Ko'olau braced the Acacia line differently to match the wood density. As a result, there is more fullness and body to the tones than we have heard in Acacia ukuleles. If you want a great tenor for a reasonable price...this may be the one!
Acacia is part of the same family of trees as Hawaiian Koa, and comes from a very similar species found throughout Asia. This instrument was built on one of the Indonesian Islands with hands-on guidance and quality control from the Ko'olau Ukulele Company. These are constructed by the finest instrument makers and to Ko'olau specs and design. This satin finish is very clean and the woods selected for this model are stunning. We were happy to hear and play these Ponos because of their impressive tonal character and playability. *This is really a great value!*
A key feature in all of the Pono tenors and baritones is the dual-action adjustable truss rod, which stabilizes and adjusts the lengthwise forward curvature (also called relief) of the neck. It can be easily adjusted from right inside the soundhole with an included allen wrench. Over time, and with humidity changes, this is a very useful option to have, and a very simple thing to adjust with little room for error.
Ko'olau hard cases are avaiable only with the Pro-Classic Pono series, but you can cut the price with a canvas covered hard case or gig bag . There is no additional shipping cost and can be selected below-
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We always include a humidifier with solid wood instruments. This is not an option, and we do not charge for it.