Pono Gloss Acacia Tenor Cutaway w Oahu Case (0127)

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Pono Gloss Acacia Tenor Cutaway w Oahu Case (0127)

Regular Price: $799.00

Special Price: $549.00

Availability: Out of stock



New model from Pono gives Amazing tone and Gorgeous looks!

This is a brand new version of the ATD but with the cutaway body style for easier access to the highest frets and a cedar top for ultimate tone. The ATDC-CR, now in limited quantity.

This new model from Pono carries many of the Pro Classic features but with a lower price point. Cedar adds projection and range to the warmth, and the woods and finish are better than ever. It also has the radius fretboard, a slight curve that makes it more comfortable, especially when barring chords. It's wonderful to be able to offer this level of quality at this price. Take a listen to a "raw" sound sample of this new Pono tenor.

This is a pro level Tenor ukulele. It has richness in the sounds and sustains wonderfully. You can play it with dynamics and it can work with any style of music. Perfect for a low G to get that nice deep sound. Or with a high G, giving clarity and brighter overtones. This beautiful solid wood tenor ukulele has it all! A refined classic style, glossy exotic woods, and a beautiful voice hitting all the right frequencies. The ATDC-CR is an excellent value in a professional quality tenor ukulele. We are sure you will agree! 

A key feature in all of the Pono tenor and baritone models is the dual-action adjustable truss rod. This is used to stabilize and adjust the lengthwise forward curvature (also called relief), of the neck. It can be adjusted from right inside the soundhole with an allen wrench provided. This is something you will probably not need to adjust. But over time and with humidity changes, it is a very useful option to have, and a very easy thing to adjust.

Acacia is a family of trees that Hawaiian Koa belongs to. This is not Hawaiian Koa but comes from a very similar species found throughout Asia. This instrument was built on one of the Indonesian Islands with hands on guidance and quality control from the Ko'olau Ukulele Company. These are constructed by the finest instrument makers and to Ko'olau specs and design. This Gloss finish and woods used on this model are only the finest. And, we are happy to hear the impressive tonal character! 

We always include a humidifier with solid wood instruments. Please upgrade to the Oasis humidifier if you live in a dry climate or in an area that experiences cold winter seasons.

Additional Information
  • Model: ATDC-CR
  • Solid Western Red Cedar top
  • Solid Acacia back, and sides.
  • Wi'awa wood top binding.
  • Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Rope marquetry rosette, pearl logo and fingerboard position dots.
  • 16" radius fretboard
  • Bone nut and saddle. Gloss finish. Cutaway Body
  • Includes HMS Setup and Herco Humidifier (upgradable in the options)
  • Please upgrade your humidifier if you live in a dry climate or area that experiences winter seasons.


  • 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”

When you buy this ukulele right now you get a hard wood case.

One of the options on this page is to trade out the Herco HE-360, included humidifier, for the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier (OH-18) at a discount. This is required if you live in a low humidity area.(parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc..) or also areas with winter seasons, especially if you are heating the air in your house. For more info refer to the ukulele care link at the bottom of this page. If you think you need to humidify the instrument, then you also need a hard case for a humidifier to properly work, and you need to maintain the humidifier by refilling it as needed. 

Another option is to switch from high G tuning (like in the video) to low G tuning. This is a blog article discussing it if you are not sure whether you want High or Low G?

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.

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

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

Under the accessories tab you can 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. 2 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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Customer Reviews 3 item(s)

nice, but mine didn't have the binding on top
Beautiful ukulele, however the one I received didn't have the ebony binding on top (unbound throughout). A very minor issue, but still...
Anyhow, sounds great and will surely open up even more. Good, solid neck.
Review by Mark / (Posted on 2/15/2014)
Awsome Ukulele
Thanks to Cory and Aaron for helping me decide which Ukulele to buy in the price range I was willing to spend. I wanted a more expensive one, but this fit the budget and I can tell you it is not a disappointment. The construction and finish is fantastic. Cory had it set up for me with Worth strings and a low wound G string. This Ukulele sounds BEAUTIFUL. Every chord, every note sounds like a harp. It just rings and chimes and sounds very very beautiful. I can just sit and play one chord and listen to it sustain and sound beautiful. The Ukulele is loud but not too loud. Everything seems just right to me. On the setup, the strings came very high like it was not set up at all, but I could tell the frets had been leveled. I sanded the bridge down to where I wanted it to be and tuned her back up. She plays like a dream. I have no complaints about this purchase. If you want a better Ukulele than the box stores sell but don't want to spend $900.00 or more, then this is the one to get. For a little more money then the deluxe model, you get very nice binding and attention to detail, like a ebony heel cap on the neck, gloss finish, rope rosette, sealed Pono tuners, the cutaway. I would recommend this to a friend I want to keep. You wont be sorry if you buy it. Thanks John Fair
Review by John Fair / (Posted on 11/15/2013)
So warm
This is my first ukulele and I am impressed foremost with the sweet sound of this instrument. The warmth of tone makes this uke a joy to play. Mine arrived with a perfect finish and an equally superlative setup by this shop. I think that the setup of my Pono by HMS equals or perhaps even rivals the local shop's setup of my acoustic guitar.

I started with the Worth Brown strings, but now play mine low-G strung with Worth Clear CH-LGEX strings. Similar to another review I read, the Pono's are stoutly built and require a heavier string to bring them alive. The Worth's fit the bill and I can confidently recommend the Clears.

Did I mention the sweet, woody, and complex sound offered by the combination of cedar and acacia? I have a single uke that I now play more than my guitar.
Review by Matt / (Posted on 11/6/2013)

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