Pono 2018 Macassar Ebony/ Cedar Pro Classic (ETSH(C)-PC-SPO)

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Regular Price: $1,599.00

Special Price $1,279.00

  • Pono 2018 Macassar Ebony/ Cedar Pro Classic (ETSH(C)-PC-SPO)

    Regular Price: $1,599.00

    Special Price $1,279.00

    Availability: In stock



    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. Clean and crisp, rich with overtones and singing sustain, and coupled with a cedar top, the tone of this tenor 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 definition, projection, and sustain. And that's not to mention the beauty! All woods were not created equal and never has that been more evident. Framing off this exquisite ebony is flamed maple wood binding. This gives a nice contrast that enhances the overall visual appeal. Also helping in that regard is the slotted headstock which is impeccably finished. The body and faceplate are gloss but the back of the neck is satin finish for smooth sliding. Also adding to your left hand comfort is a radius fingerboard, a slight curve to the board that many players prefer.

    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 persistence for excellence that Ko'olau has shown. This is the pinnacle of that effort and now available in 2018 with a side sound port.

    Kalei reviews this new model and gives us a sample of the tone.

    This sample is with a high G but this uke sounds great with a low G as well.

    This sample is with a high G but this uke sounds great with a low G as well. Just let us know in the special instructions if you would like it with a low G setup.

    Comes in a very protective wooden arched top hardshell case made for it.

    Pono only uses solid woods, only bone nut and saddle. wood bindings, no plastics.  They have a climate controlled factory on the island of Java and diligently aim for perfection on every level. It shows! This is a Pono factory tour video we shot in March 2017.

    Additional Information

    Pono Ebony Tenor Pro Classic - Cedar Top

    Solid Cedar top, Solid Macassar Ebony back and sides.

    Maple top and back bindings

    Macassar faceplate, Ebony fingerboard, and bridge.

    Rope rosette

    Bone nut and saddle.

    Dual Action Adjustable Truss rod 

    Gloss finish

    Include deluxe hard case and humidifier.

    • Total length: 26-38”
    • Body Length: 12-1/16”
    • Body width/Upper bout/Lower bout: 6-1/2” 8-15/16”
    • Body Depth upper bout/Lower bout: 2-9/16” 3-1/8”
    • Fingerboard width at nut and 12th fret: 1-3/8” 1-11/16”
    • Soundhole diameter: 2-5/8”
    • Scale length: 16-15/16”


    Setup Options

    Most people shop with us because of the extensive quality control and final setup work we provide at no extra cost on all ukuleles we ship out. However this is time consuming work and creates a delay in shipping. We are now offering an "Expedited Setup" for those wanting to receive their instrument faster. See details on the Full Setup and Expedited Setup options along with current turnaround times for each at the link- HERE.

    This includes the deluxe wooden Oahu Case is an excellent fit and protection for this ukulele: [Pic 1
    Oahu Hard Case
    , Pic 2
    Oahu Hard Case

    Extra Options

    One of the options for this ukulele is to trade out the Herco, included humidifier, for the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier (OH-18). This is a must if you live in a low humidity area.(parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc..) including cold winter areas if you are heating the air most of the day and night. For more info see our Ukulele Care link at the bottom of the site

    With the purchase of this ukulele, the Pono passive pickup system can be installed.

    None of these options are required. You can still create a package with accessories on the site by going to different product pages and adding to cart.This ukulele will automatically come with a Herco HE-360 Humidifier. The options are just for convenience and to offer an extra discount while you buy this instrument.

    Put a note in the special instructions if you want it strung with a low G at no extra charge or any specific setup instructions(i.e. string for left-handed, I play light and like very low action etc....)


    Brand Pono

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