Pono Mahogany Slothead Tenor Pro Classic (MTSH-PC)

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Pono Mahogany Slothead Tenor Pro Classic (MTSH-PC)

Regular Price: $1,199.00

Special Price: $879.00

Availability: Out of stock



The latest run of Pro Classics are SO beautiful. The attention to detail is truly impressive. But meticulous construction is just the start.

The materials used on the newest pro classics are top notch. The body is quarter sawn Honduran Mahogany, an expensive mahogany used for the best musical instruments. Ebony frames off the top and back of the body. The bridge and the fretboard are also ebony and the faceplate is Macassar ebony. The tuners are machined perfectly for smooth use and long term stability. The nut and saddle are bone, and the wooden case is a newer more durable design.

Take a listen to the slothead mahogany Pro Classic from Pono.

There is a slight curve to the fingerboard, nut, and saddle. This is what we are referring to as the fretboard radius. It makes chording easier and allows for low action and an extra sweet feel. This wonderful feel compliments a tone that truly sings. A full bodied sound with clarity and warmth, this is the classic mahogany tenor sound at it's best. Ko'olau is very exacting and the results are impressive! This is an instrument to love and cherish for life!

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 sound-hole 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 with little room for error.

Here's a sample of this model with a Low G setup.

Comes with Hardshell Case. 

Additional Information

PonoTenor Pro-Classic

All Solid Mahogany top, back, and sides

All Solid Mahogany Neck

Ebony top and back bindings and wood purflings

Macassar ebony fingerboard, bridge, and faceplate

Rope rosette

Bone nut and saddle.

Gloss Laquer finish.

• 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”


Comes with Hardshell Case.

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 also 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 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. 

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. 

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.

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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hi guys :). I am looking for help for me and my girl. i am from France Review by Mixfrons / (Posted on 3/3/2020)
Awesome Ukelele
Received my Pono MTSH-PC with Pono pickup two weeks ago. Fantastic setup. Awesome sound. I am super pleased with quality of instrument and with the superb customer service.
Review by JHTII / (Posted on 3/18/2017)
quality and sound you'll love
Beautiful Instrument =) . I collected some Custom shop Gibson Acoustic guitar and Electric guitar, and this instrument can Hang out with the big boys! It has amazing feel, the finish is flawless to me. I got it strung with low G & wound C by Thomastik-Infield strings used by Moore ukulele, and the string E&A came from(flourocarbon) living waters. I just love it, warm sound you can strum it hard and it doesn't get muddy, you can pluck it and you get that sweet tone and sustain. It has a bit weight on it but it doesn't bother me, it feels more solid to me and of course the truss rod added a bit. I own a soprano Kiwaya kts 4 , and this Pono and Kiwaya are both fun to play with and it Inspires you to pick the ukulele more and more.In addition to it, I got HMS installed the L.R Baggs 5.0 pick up.
Review by IAM =) / (Posted on 1/31/2017)
What a great instrument!
Finish and construction is flawless. Compaired to my other ukuele, an IZ, this uke runs circles around it, for the price.
I love playing both and both play differently, and both sound great, but for almost half the price the Pono can't be beat.
Would like to get a pineapple Pono tenor someday .
HMS is an outstanding company to deal with. Always answered calls,and even returned calls left after hours. Can't say enough. Except
Review by Walt A / (Posted on 12/20/2014)
Amazing, amazing, amazing
I am buyer of France, I wanted a ukulele that sounds and a beautiful finish.
Pono give it all with amazing quality finish, for a ukulele made โ€‹โ€‹in series guys need to work with great precision and care.
The sound of the ukulele I love... the video with Corey with pono have given me want to buy this instrument for the sound and this is very true I found the sound at home.

Thank you team HMS for the quality of service, setup, pickup, boxing.
HMS is always there for you even after the purchase ! good job very good experience !
Review by Sandra / (Posted on 6/21/2014)
Very Happy
I bought this Ukulele a few weeks ago. It arrived well packed in stunning perfect condition. The Pono strings are a little stiff if you are used to playing well broken in nylon, but my fingers are quickly adjusting. The instrument has a mellow distinct tone, and the sustain is very good. I have played once in a group of guitar, barritone uke and this tenor uke, and the combination is nice. It holds it own in natural volume. The quality is apparent from the moment you pick it up, and there is a noticable difference between a solid wood instrument like this one and a less expensive laminate (I own four others). I can't imagine a more solid feel. I checked every possible angle in good light and can't find a single flaw. You get your money's worth.
Review by Nautidog / (Posted on 4/24/2014)
Beautiful, beautiful instrument!
I am new to the ukulele and it is my new favorite instrument. The finish is flawless and the quality craftsmanship is very evident when you first pick it up. I am a perfectionist and the level of attention to detail is impressive to me.
The sound is outstanding.....it can go from soft to loud and back again all the while still maintaining that very sweet voice. The mahogany should mellow out as it ages making it better as time goes by. I can't imagine it getting any better! Been playing Blues style music on it so far this and this thing has got lots of mojo!!
The service and setup of the instrument is as advertised. Perfect out of the box. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. You may find the same instrument somewhere else, but what you get here goes beyond someone grabbing a uke off the shelf, stuffing it in a box and slapping on a shipping label!
I will be a return customer for sure.
Daniel in North Carolina
Review by Daniel / (Posted on 11/12/2013)
It's a beauty!
I purchased this ukulele two month ago in october 2012 and I'm more than pleased with it. It is beautiful, it sounds absolutely great and the playability is perfect. I can barely put this uke down...

The craftsmanship on this ukuele is outstanding and the satin finish was the right choice. The feel, look and sound is very 'natural' and brings out the beauty of the wood so nicely. The satin finish on the neck especally is great. There is less friction when you are switching between chords. I chose the low g (Ko'olau Gold) option and the ukulele sounds stunning with it - rich tone combined with an awesome sustain.

The guys from HMS were more than just helpful. Joel took his time to explain to me the differnces between the satin and the gloss finish and answered all the questions I had about this ukulele. Despite the time difference between Cologne/Germany and Hawaii HMS responded to my emails within a matter of hours.

The ukulele arrived save and sound since it was very well packed. The setup done by HMS is perfect. The Oahu deluxe hardshell case will keep it save on the road.

I can't recommend this ukulele enough! Thanks HMS for the perfect service and this beautiful ukulele.

Review by Benjamin / (Posted on 12/23/2012)

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