We've been working with Pono on this bass for the last few years. There were 5 different versions of prototypes that led to this design and we think it will serve you well.
This Pono bass is a lightweight chambered body with an under-saddle passive pickup for a warm acoustic tone. It's a standard short-scale bass of 30". A 30" scale gives you all you need for a professional bass. Many of your favorite bass players probably chose a 30" short scale bass including Paul McCartney!
This model has the option to choose between a passive acoustic piezo pickup and a passive single coil J-bass bridge pickup. The acoustic option is super warm and does jazz and acoustic music perfectly. The magnetic J pickup has that electric bass mid-range forward classic tone. This bass is light in weight, easy to play, and will cover "many basses" (It's versatile).
Pictures show the exact ukulele available. Don't hesitate to grab this cool new red-stained mango bass.
Alika got this model and gives us his thoughts and some sound samples.
We'll have more sound samples and reviews coming of these basses, but here Kuana and Brad swap between guitar and the Pono bass for this little concert. (This is the acoustic pickup only model which we also have available for $100 less)
Includes padded gig bag and final setup.