Pono Pro Classic Cedar/Rosewood Slothead Tenor w/Side Port (RTSH-C-PC-SPO)

Pono Pro Classic Cedar/Rosewood Slothead Tenor w/Side Port (RTSH-C-PC-SPO)

Regular Price: $1,199.00

Special Price $939.00

Availability: Out of stock



The newest Pro Classic RTSH features especially gorgeous Indonesian rosewood and here with the added side sound port. This new model is a new level in tone and value with a Western red cedar top giving a spacious and "open" tone that now actually rivals some of the best custom tenors you can find.  Macassar ebony is used for the bridge, fingerboard, and faceplate. The sound on these last rosewood models is by far the best they have ever been. Noa and John from Koolau redesigned the bracing and it is such a great sound now that I would put it up against any custom tenor for three times the price.

This is quality in every way. The look, sound, and with the new 12" radius fretboard, the feel is also on another level. Take a listen as Kalei gives us a "raw" sound sample.

Cedar has a "broken in" quality, or a sweetness in sound that it takes other woods many years to attain. Along with that is the deep, rich tonality given from this rosewood. The custom styled slotted headstock and perfect lacquer gloss finish show an elegant beauty to go with the deep rich tone.

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 with little room for error.

The RTSH sounds great with a low G too (high G in the video). If you would like, we will be glad to set it up that way for you at no extra charge. Just make a note in the special instructions at the bottom of the page saying string Low G.

Stock strings - Ko'olau Alohi w/3rd high G. Comes with custom fit hardshell case.

Additional Information

PonoTenor Pro-Classic

  • Solid Cedar  top, Solid Rosewood back, and sides w/ sound port.
  • Hawaiian Koa top and back bindings and maple wood purflings
  • Macassar Ebony faceplate, fingerboard, and bridge.
  • Abalone rosette, Pearl fingerboard position dots.
  • Bone nut and saddle.
  • 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 Custom 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 to low G tuning (like in the video). Not sure which you want? Check out this blog article: 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.

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 FedEX 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 in 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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