Pono MSD - Soprano Deluxe

Pono MSD - Soprano Deluxe
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Pono MSD (Mahogany Soprano Deluxe)

This Pono MSD is an all solid mahogany soprano with a gloss finish. It has a very full, "warm" tone and has been one of our most popular sopranos in the store for the last 8 years. 

One thing to note is that these mahogany series Pono's are more expensive than the Acacia series ones. With most companies doing just the opposite, charging more for acacia, I asked Ko'olau why they did this. It's simple, "This is a very high quality Quarter Sawn Mahogany wood that costs us more than the Acacia wood, and many people prefer the tone of Mahogany over any other wood." This MSD model is one of the best sopranos on the market. Come down to the store in Haleiwa or buy one from the site and experience this super fun soprano for yourself!

We set up each instrument to ensure you get the absolute best for your money! This includes Saddle and Nut heights, Fret work and intonation checks, and a thorough inspection for cosmetic flaw. And we always include a humidifier with solid wood instruments. This is not an option, and we do not charge for it.

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Specs
  • Solid Mahogany top, back, and sides.
  • Ebony faceplate, fingerboard, and bridge.
  • Rope marquetry rosette, pearl logo and position dots.
  • Bone nut and saddle.
  • Gloss Finish  
  • Total Length  20-7/8″
  • Body Length  9-7/16″
  • Body Width Upper Bout  5″ Lower Bout  6-5/8″
  • Body Depth Upper Bout  2″ Lower Bout  2-3/8″
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut  1-3/8″ at 12th Fret  1-3/4″
  • Soundhole Diameter  1-13/16″
  • Scale Length  13-1/2″ 
Options

When you buy this ukulele you'll want a hard case to protect it and protect the solid woods with a humidifier. Or get an Oahu hard case which can be seen in our cases category under the accessories tab at the top of this page.

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) 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. 

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.

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.

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Exceptional ukulele at a great price!
This ukulele sounds great! I appreciate good fit an finish, but the sound quality of an instrument is what motivates me most to play and practice. No doubt that this instrument is a joy to play because of the excellent setup from HMS combined with the quality in design and construction by the manufacturer. I cannot find the blemish on the one I purchased and received from HMS. Any blemish must be an extremely minor cosmetic one. At less then 50% of full retail, this is an exceptional deal. I also really like the canvas covered case I purchased with this ukulele. This was my first purchase from HMS and I am a very satisfied customer.
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Review by Donald / (Posted on 6/26/2013)
Great ukulele
I'm really happy with my Pono MS. The blemish was very minor, there was a very small mark (about the size of a finger print) with no satin finish on it.

I changed the strings to Worth Clear Fluoro-Carbon Medium CM and they really suit the ukulele well, they made it sound even nicer.

The friction tuners are very easy to use and I'm very pleased with the quality of them.

The Pono MS would be a good choice for a beginner or for anybody who doesn't want to spend a fortune on a ukulele.
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Review by Emma / (Posted on 6/15/2013)
FULL RICH SOUND
Amazingly big and rich sound from this little thing. It was my first Pono and will definitely not be my last. As for the "blemish", i've given up guessing what made this a second. It looks so simply great and sounds even better--i'm sure thanks to the set up from this fabulous store.
Has to be one of the best bang for your buck deals anywhere. Especially with The Ukulele Store's setup.
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Review by Omaha Nebraska missing Lana' / (Posted on 6/14/2013)
Lovely little ukulele
I've had my Pono soprano for a couple of weeks now, and can't seem to just set it aside. I love it's sound, even if my fingers get confused going from one sized uke to another. I have a Pono MHT, and love it's glossy finish, but the soprano's satin finish suits it just fine. Not a big fan of friction pegs, but if I get really upset about it, it's something that's easily changed. I love the setup on it and love buying from HMS. One day, I'll be lucky enough to get back to Oahu, and stop in to say hi. I hope I'd be there to buy a new uke. UAS is alive and well, at my house. Mahalo nui loa, HMS, for a great deal, and a wonderful uke! Aloha.
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Review by Tenor Chick / (Posted on 5/9/2013)
Great little Uke - can only guess about the blemish either
Very nice sounding ukulele with a great feel.
Perfect setup by HMS.
It´s getting better every hour it´s being played.
Got it shipped to Europe, still a bargain.
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Review by Stephan / (Posted on 1/12/2013)
Excellent Value
The Pono soprano is an excellent ukulele. It has a nice sustain, with excellent dynamics, playing well both softly and loudly. I own 5 ukes, including 3 solid wood, and the Pono is a clear second favorite, after the KoAlana concert. The finish is plain, but warm and attractive at the same time; the build quality is excellent.

The only minor quibble I have is that the friction tuners need more adjusting than I'd like.

This would make an excellent uke for someone moving up to a solid wood soprano, especially for the price.
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Review by CraigK / (Posted on 12/29/2012)
A Great Value
This was my first mahogany ukulele, and I was surprised to find how much I love it! I always preferred the sound of koa, but this has such a sweet voice. The setup is perfect and helps make it an absolute joy to play. Even though it's a second, the fit and finish is absolutely beautiful - leaps above many other production ukuleles I've received that aren't marked as seconds. The blem is so small, it took me a long time to find it. It's definitely one of the best values in this price range.
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Review by Am / (Posted on 12/27/2012)
Fantastic
Great uke! Couldn't even find the blemish. Also had a bunch of questions with Hawaiian music supple and Andrew, Aaron and Zach were all really friendly and I will now buy all my stuff from them! Thanks! From Cali
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Review by Willyl / (Posted on 12/26/2012)
My go to ukulele
First, I can't find the blemish, and even if I could I'm not sure I would care - I am in love with this ukulele.

I play this ukulele all of the time. It is really an amazing find, especially so at this price. It has a really sweet voice, is super easy to play, and I can bring it anywhere. It's the one I play in the car when I am waiting people, and the one I play at home when I'm working out something new. It is one of the most played ukuleles at my house, by everyone here. And, of course, it is set up beautifully thanks to Hawaii Music Supply
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Review by Fa / (Posted on 12/26/2012)
Blem? Where? I can't see it.
I love to shop local. I support my local music store every week. When I came across theukulelesite.com I was skeptical. Mail ordering instruments has never sat well with me but the vast number of videos on the site helped comparison shop. Wow. What a surprise. These guys are great. The instrument is perfect. I can't tell it's a second. It was shipped quickly, set up perfectly and now I play this uke every day. I've been so impressed with the crew here, I've recommended them twice to friends, and both times resulted in another uke sale.

The instrument itself is fantastic value for money. Even at full price it wouldn't be a bad deal but at this price it's a steel. The action is great, the tone is balanced. It has surprising although not amazing depth. It's also very understated and pretty. I take it everywhere with me and at this price it's no heartbreaker if something happens to it. Don't delay, but one today ;-)
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Review by davethegrinch / (Posted on 12/24/2012)
Amazing Deal
Extremely happy with purchase. Suprised by the warm sound produced. Can't actually find a blemish on the Uke. I would recommend anyone looking for great sound in a small package grab one while you can.
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Review by Bugman / (Posted on 12/24/2012)
No Better Deal on a Uke Anywhere
I've been a Pono fan for a while. My first ukulele was a Pono Deluxe Tenor. I ordered online and was blown away by it's wonderful sound/tone.

This soprano ukulele is no exception either. It has become my 'go to ukulele'. The mahogany has a wonderful mellow sound. And don't let the 'blem' dissuade you. I wasn't able to find any on mine. It's a beautiful ukulele. The mat finish looks much better in person than the online pictures show.

My only aesthetic complaint is that the rosette looks like a decal. It would be much better as an inlay or nothing at all. But that's my taste.

Overall an excellent value. In my experience Pono's are already a very good uke at a great price. These 'blem' sales make them the best deal anywhere.

HMS also did a great job with the setup. It arrived with a nice low action all the way up the neck and no buzzing to speak of - Perfect!
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Review by Jonathan / (Posted on 12/23/2012)

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