Pono Cedar/Macassar Tenor (ETSHC(C)-PC 7183)

Pono Cedar/Macassar Tenor (ETSHC(C)-PC 7183)

Regular Price: $1,699.00

Special Price: $1,329.00

Availability: Out of stock



Pictures show exact ukulele available here.

This is a gorgeous Pono cutaway tenor using beautiful macassar ebony for the sides & back. Along with the striking beauty it has an amazing sound and feel. As an added bonus, it comes with a fantastic case. 

Macassar ebony is one of the premier exotic woods used in high end custom acoustics. Even higher in cost than koa wood but the sound quality is undeniably choice. How so? Clean, crisp and rich with overtones and singing sustain. Coupled with a cedar top, the tone of macassar achieves what many look seek. Cedar has a "broken in" quality, or a sweetness in sound that it takes other woods many years to attain. What I notice is that the macassar adds definition, projection, and reverberating sustain. And that's not to mention the looks. All woods were not created equal and never has that been more evident. Framing off this exquisite ebony is curly maple wood binding.

This model, like all new Pro Classics from Pono has a radius fingerboard. It's not an extreme radius, and is hardly noticeable until pointed out. But it surely adds to the comfort of play. We must warn you that if you get this instrument your others may get ignored. It's a treat in every way!!

Many things give exceptional value to the newest Pro Classics. Precision workmanship showcasing the skill of Pono's builders. The constant pursuit of excellence in tone, look and playability. The truss rod advantage. The incredible quality Pono case.  

Video shows the same model. Our sound samples are recorded for true reference and have no alteration or enhancement. Use quality playback source (monitors or headphones) for the most accurate listening.

Demo from Corey is with a Low G.

Comes in a very protective wooden, arched-top hardshell case made for it. Video show stock typical.

Don't hesitate too long, we guarantee you'll love this beautiful instrument for many years!
Additional Information

Pono Macassar Ebony Tenor Pro Classic - Cedar Top

  • Solid cedar top, solid macassar ebony back and sides
  • Maple top and back bindings
  • Macassar faceplate, ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Abalone rosette, pearl fingerboard position dots
  • Cutaway body style
  • Slotted headstock
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Dual-action adjustable truss rod 
  • Gloss finish

Include deluxe hardcase and humidifier

• Total length: 26-38”
• Body length: 12-1/16”
• Body width/upper bout/lower bout: 6-1/2” 8-15/16”
• Body depth upper bout/lower bout: 2-9/16” 3-1/8”
• Fingerboard width at nut and 12th fret: 1-3/8” 1-11/16”
• Soundhole diameter: 2-5/8”
• Scale length: 16-15/16”


This is ukulele comes with a deluxe Ko'olau wooden hardcase

Also includes the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier. For more info see our Ukulele Care link at the bottom of the site.

Put a note in the Special Instructions if you would like to let our setup or shipping department know anything (e.g., "Setup High G").

A pickup with installation can be added from THIS LINK.


Brand Pono
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Looks like a guitar, sounds like a grand piano
This is not your average ukulele. Instead, it has all features of a very classy guitar. Soundwise, it rings out like a grand piano, with crystal clear treble and booming bass notes. Since ebony is very dense, this is one heavy tool (850g), compared to other tenors such as the Kanilea K1-TSF (560g), the Pono AT (630g), or the Pono MGTP (670g).

We liked the bronze wound strings that were on it and thought they blended in much better than on most other ukes, but one of them snapped at the bridge while in the case, leaving a ding on the soft cedar top. After that, we tried some silver wound strings from Ko'olau, but thought they sounded too "metallic", so we ended up with unwound Worth Clear, our usual choice.

Although we own a couple of Hawaiian made koa ukes and prefer their sound as well as their simple woody appearance, we look at the ETSHC as our most distinguished, special one. Our advise for someone who is new to this price range would be to buy a Kanilea or a Kamaka first and then complement it with this awesome Pono.
Review by K+ / (Posted on 6/9/2014)

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