Pono Electric Acacia Gloss Tenor w/Case (TE-D 9119)

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Pono Electric Acacia Gloss Tenor w/Case (TE-D 9119)

Regular Price: $869.00

Special Price: $695.00

Availability: Out of stock



Pictures show the one now available here. Video shows the same model.

The CE Ko'olau has been used by many local professional musicians because of its feedback resistance, big warm sound, and extremely smooth feel. Now there is an affordable version and the quality is right on par.

This model is gloss finish with a solid chambered all-acacia body. 

Along with a truss rod to fine-tune perfect action, it also features a radius fingerboard for a buttery smooth playing experience. Macassar ebony fingerboard and faceplate are stunning and the custom made hardshell case is the finest CE Ko'olau case to date. These are made in the Ko'olau Java factory and pickup installation and setup is done at our workshop right next to the Ko'olau custom shop in Wahiawa Hawaii.

This is the best electric ukulele sound you will find!   

The body is chambered for lighter weight, extra resonance while plugged in, and an acoustic sound to enjoy unplugged.

If you would like a pro-level tenor with top of the line live and recording capabilities, a unique and beautiful uke that you can play at night without waking up the kids and bring on trips without taking up much space. If all that sounds good, then try the TE. We think you'll love it.

This is a tenor-sized instrument and comes with a tenor hardshell case made just for it. 

Additional Information

Includes a Ko’olau hardshell case.

Woods: solid acacia chambored body, mahogany neck, macassar ebony fingerboard, faceplate, and bridge.

Bone nut and saddle

Gloss finish

  • Total length – 26-38”
  • Body length – 12-1/16”
  • Fingerboard width at nut at 12th fret 1-3/8” 1-11/16”
  • Scale length 16-15/16”
    New & improved Koolau CE hardcase 

When you buy this ukulele you get a thinbody Deluxe Pono/Ko'olau hardshell wooden case.

One of the options for this ukulele is is to switch from high G tuning (like in the video) to low G tuning. Not sure which you wan? Check out this blog article: High or Low G?.

Another option is to switch from the Pono passive system to the MiSi active system. The Pono is pickup is more than sufficient for excellent tone, but if you feel like you want a "hotter" active pickup system you can upgrade.

Put a note in the Special Instructions if you need to or would like to let our setup or shipping department know anything. 

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 are now offering 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.

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

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. 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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Pono homerun!
Got my Pono chambered body uke in Acacia wood after already owning KoOlau tenor CEs. These ukuleles rock! The unamplified, chambered body is much louder than one would imagine from the appearance--I use mine unplugged most of the time. It's lovely sounding and has a unique feel; I can hold it intimately close to my body where it has a certain heft and feel that is unique compared to acoustic-bodied instruments, and I find it particularly comfortable when playing both seated and standing with a strap. It would also be easy to hold and handle for a young child who is starting the instrument. I cannot stress enough how perfectly intoned and adequately loud these ukuleles are when unplugged.

The electronics are impressive, and coupled with any quality amplifier, there are none of the hums, feedback or odd echoes that are typical for a traditional ukulele. Playing amplified, with a comfortable to hold and lovely sounding instrument, has made me a better player because I can hear, and adjust to, any fretting errors or buzzes that I may produce by inaccurate fretting. Also, subtle techniques, like vibrato, slides, pull offs, etc., are superbly heard on an amplified instrument.

My KoOlaus are Koa and Myrtle, and my is Acacia, and they all sound great and similar. I think the wood varieties do not make quite as much difference in these ukuleles as they would in a traditional uke, so my advice would be to pick the TE or BE that you enjoy most visually, and it will be acoustically to your liking, too (but playing in person if you are at HMS is still ideal).

Pono has knocked the ball out of the park for such a lovely instrument at this price point. The included custom thin case protects the investment well, and is the ideal travel ukulele. I'm super happy with my purchase.

Highly recommended.
Review by CK1 / (Posted on 9/27/2014)

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