Pono Spruce Top Mahogany Tenor (MTSH(S)-PC 1797)

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Pono Spruce Top Mahogany Tenor (MTSH(S)-PC 1797)

Regular Price: $1,199.00

Special Price: $899.00

Availability: Out of stock



Pictures show the exact ukulele available here.

This ukulele may be "the one". It's certainly among the finest you'll find under a grand. It's got an engelmann spruce top and beautiful mahogany sides and back. This tone combination has been one of the most loved for many years and for good reason, light weight, excellent strength, and vibrant tone. This model is not overly decorative but it is adorned with a beautiful rope rosette, top and back binding and purflings, a classy slotted headstock, and a gorgeous gloss finish. 

Here's a sound sample from Tobias Elof with the stock Ko'olau Alohi high G set.

The precision workmanship, attention to detail as well as skill level of Pono's top builders is among the best in the world. Experience the New Pono

The fingerboard has a radius for extra comfort and playability when chording. The truss rod allows for an absolutely perfect setup from us and the included case is one of the best. This uke is the whole package. Looks, tone, and value. 

Kris Fuchigami samples it with a low G. Tell us in the special Instructions box if you want it in low G

Pono only uses solid woods, only bone nut and saddle. wood bindings, no plastics.  They have a climate controlled factory on the island of Java and diligently aim for perfection on every level. It shows!

Additional Information

Solid Spruce top, Solid Mahogany back and sides.

Ebony top and back bindings with wood purfling

Macassar Ebony faceplate, fingerboard, and bridge.

Wood rope rosette, Pearl fingerboard position dots.

Bone nut and saddle.

Dual Action Adjustable Truss rod 

Gloss 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) 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. 

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?

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.

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.

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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