Pono ATD - Acacia Tenor Deluxe
Quarter Sawn Solid Acacia Wood -Gloss Finish
This model from Pono gives us quality and musicality never seen in this price range. The ATD is gorgeous in every way. Rich tone, great sustain, perfect feel and fascinating exotic Acacia wood. Photos show the exact ukulele available here. Video shows the same model.
The ATD is dynamic. It will work with any style of music, any popular set of string. Perfect with a low G, showing off a robust lower range, or with a high G, still giving us a surprising depth. This all solid wood tenor ukulele has it all! A refined classic style, glossy exotic woods, and a beautiful voice. This Pono is an excellent value on a professional quality tenor ukulele. It has less flash than some of the other models, but the wood is gorgeous and the tone is very warm and sweet, and the construction is meticulous. We are sure you will agree!
A key feature in Pono tenor and baritone models is the dual-action adjustable truss rod. This is used to stabilize and adjust the lengthwise forward curvature (also called relief), of the neck. It can be adjusted from inside the soundhole with an allen wrench provided. Over time and with environmental changes, it is a very useful option to have. It is easy to adjust with little room for error.
Acacia is a family of trees that Hawaiian Koa belongs to. This is not Hawaiian Koa but comes from a very similar species. Ko'olau is exacting in their woods being quarter sawn and dried properly. This is an essential factor to the precision you experience with the Pono ATD.
This Gloss finish really sets this model off... Amazing to look at...BUT, all of that is worthless without the real key to this value...tonal character! Very rich, extremely warm. You're gonna' love it!