Radius Fretboard-Wood Binding-Rope Purfling-Gloss Finish
This is a rare Pono naritone 8 string. The doubled string or 8 string concept works perfectly with the baritone size and scale. The 4th string has an octave high D and a wound low D. Then a high G and a wound Low G. The B and E strings are unison.
The high G string is the same pitch as the high G on a regular ukulele so this 8 string baritone has a full baritone sound but with the chime of a classic ukulele.
This new model baritone from Pono has a huge, deep tone with excellent projection. The radius is subtle but nice for comfortable chording and the adjustable truss rod allows us to tune the curvature of the neck just right for an excellent setup every time. It also has a fantastic look with attention to detail like the highest end instruments being made. The wood is top instrument grade and the finish is a very professional gloss lacquer.
Corey samples this cool new Pono.
Pono only uses solid woods, bone nut and saddle, wood bindings, and no plastics. Pono has a climate-controlled factory on the island of Java that are dedicated to proper luthier techniques and diligently aim for perfection on every level.
This is an excellent choice for the tone-conscious musician looking for a serious sound with depth and clarity in the beautiful baritone voicing at a reasonable price point.
The baritone is a fun and relaxing instrument with which any guitar or ukulele player should feel right at home.