Pono 2018 Mahogany/Cedar Slothead Tenor (MTSH(C) PC)

Pono 2018 Mahogany/Cedar Slothead Tenor (MTSH(C) PC)

Regular Price: $1,139.00

Special Price $799.00

Availability: Out of stock



This is a beautiful tenor from Pono Ukulele. Their cedar top mahogany tenor has been popular choice for many years. It's a pro level tenor at a semi affordable price. Really superb quality and including the arched top wooden hardshell case for an overall fantastic value. This is the new 2018 version but without the side port, which makes it a bit less expensive than the SPO model and as you can hear it sounds great.

The mahogany series is the lightest weight Pro Classic and has some of the most loved tone woods. This one features a western red cedar top for a clean, clear response and excellent projection. It's coupled with instrument grade Honduran mahogany for the body and neck. The tone is clear and sweet with excellent balance.

Other woods used for this model are the very expensive and much loved Macassar ebony, giving a classy look and long term stability. Kalei gives a raw sound sample of the new slotted headstock cedar mahogany Pono Pro Classic tenor.

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.

This tenor slothead has punchy but sweet tone, a radius fretboard for the ultimate feel. It comes with a lightweight dual action truss rod for long term neck adjustment and includes a Pono hardshell wooden case. In this price range, you'd be hard pressed to find a better tenor. 

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.

 Comes with Hardshell Case. Photos and video are stock typical.

Additional Information

Solid cedar top, solid mahogany back and sides.

Ebony top and back bindings with wood purfling.

Macassar ebony faceplate, fingerboard, and bridge.

Wood rope rosette.

Bone nut and saddle.

Dual-action Adjustable Truss Rod.

Gloss finish.

Wooden arched top hardshell case included.

• 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”


One of the options for this ukulele is to trade out the Herco HE-360 included humidifier for the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier (OH-18 or OH-5+) at a discount. This is required if you live in a low humidity area (parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc.) or also areas with winter seasons, especially if you heat the air in your house. For more info refer to the Ukulele Care link at the bottom of this page. 

Another option is to switch from high G tuning (like in the video) to low G tuning. Not sure which you want? Check out this blog article: High or Low G?

Put a note in the Special Instructions if you would like to let our setup or shipping department know anything. 

After adding this instrument to your cart, you can still create your own package by adding a case or accessories from the website.

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.

Under the Accessories tab you can also customize this instrument by adding strap button(s) or your choice of pickup for plugging in. 

Get a free shipping quote by adding this to your cart. If your cart reaches $400 dollars or more, orders to the US will receive free UPS 2 day shipping. Two days is the time in transit. Your instrument will first go through our setup department so that you get the best instrument for your money. For more information on our setup process, turnaround time, shipping, and return policies, refer to the links below in our footer.

All Pono tenor and baritone ukuleles come with a lightweight dual action adjustable truss rod. This video explains that feature and gives directions if you ever need to adjust it.


Brand Pono

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