This is a new Pro Classic Series using a European spruce top and Macassar ebony sides & back. Along with its striking beauty, is a fantastic sound and feel. Now for 2018 this model has a new multi-wood rosette, and side sound port. This one has the Venetian cutaway as well for easy access to the highest frets.
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 spruce top, the dynamic range is wide and projection is wonderful.
Take a listen as Kalei samples this gorgeous new tenor model from Pono.
Framing off this exquisite ebony is curly maple wood binding. Maple gives a natural contrast that really pops!
This model, like all Pro Classics from Pono has a radius fingerboard. It's not an extreme radius, actually hardly noticeable until pointed out. But it surely adds to the comfort of play.
The dual action truss is another advantage to the Pono tenors. This allows us to fine tune the curvature of the neck and gives extra long term stability and adjust-ability.
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.