Pono Deluxe Spruce/Mahogany Baritone 8 String (MBD-SP-8)

Pono Deluxe Spruce/Mahogany Baritone 8 String (MBD-SP-8)

Regular Price: $799.00

Special Price $629.00

Availability: Out of stock



Radius Fretboard-Wood Binding-Rope Purfling-Gloss Finish

This is a rare Pono baritone 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, and excellent projection. The radius is subtle but nice for comfortable chording. 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. The attention to detail is 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. They are dedicated to proper luthier techniques and they 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. 

The baritone is a fun and relaxing instrument with which any guitar or ukulele player should feel right at home.

Additional Information
  • Solid spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides
  • Ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Rope marquetry rosette, pearl logo and fingerboard position dots
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Gloss finish
  • Total length: 31”
  • Body length: 14”
  • Body width/Upper bout/Lower bout: 7-9/16” 10-1/16”
  • Body depth upper bout/Lower bout: 2-11/16” 3-3/16”
  • Fingerboard width at nut and 12th fret: 1-3/8” 1-13/16”
  • Soundhole diameter: 2-7/8”
  • Scale length: 20-1/8”

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 now offer 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.

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 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. If you need to humidify the instrument, then you need a hard case for a humidifier to properly work. Maintain the humidifier by refilling it as needed. 

Put a note in the Special Instructions, if you have any preferences that our setup or shipping department need to be aware of. 

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

Under the Accessories tab, 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. Before being shipped, 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 at 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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