Pono Spruce/Rosewood Baritone w/Side Port (RBSH-PC-S-SPO)

Pono Spruce/Rosewood Baritone w/Side Port (RBSH-PC-S-SPO)

Regular Price: $1,239.00

Special Price $979.00

Availability: Out of stock



Ko'olau Ukulele has been making spruce top ukes for over twenty years now, showing ukulele enthusiasts around the world the tonal possibilities on this unique little instrument. If you have ever seen Benny Chong live you will hear what a spruce/rosewood Ko'olau baritone is capable of. This flagship to the Pono line is a more affordable version of that Ko'olau Deluxe. The craftsmanship and tone are right on par with the finest musical instruments being made. This new version also has a side sound port!

Excellent choice for the tone-conscious musician looking for a serious sound with depth and clarity in the beautiful baritone voicing. Take a listen.

Engelmann spruce top, exotic rosewood sides and back, koa binding, slotted headstock, radius fretboard, and a beautiful gloss finish are some of the things that make this baritone so awesome.

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! These are professional instruments made for serious musicians. This is a new model. It's more comfortable than ever before because of the slight curve of the fretboard, and it looks extra sweet with the koa binding. 

Many things give value to the newest Pro Classics: 

The radius fingerboard. It's not an extreme radius, and is hardly noticeable until pointed out. But it surely adds to the comfort of play.

The truss rod advantage. It allows us to fine tune the curvature of the neck perfectly for the best feel and tone and also gives long term stability and adjust-ability.

These new tuners are the Grover Sta-tite 18:1 ratio and are smooth as butter! The newer, higher quality Pono case which has a very protective wooden arched top and now come with latches that lock in. This is a lifetime ukulele and comes with a case to protect just as long. 

The musical quality and reliability of this instrument are top of the line. If you were looking for an epic baritone, this might be just the one.

Comes with Hardshell Case. Photos are of the one and only available now (if it says in stock).

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Additional Information

Pono Pro Classic Baritone

  • Solid Engelmann spruce top, solid exotic indonesian rosewood back and sides
  • Koa top and back bindings with abalone top purfling
  • Macassar Ebony faceplate, fingerboard, and bridge
  • Abalone rosette, pearl fingerboard position dots
  • Slotted headstock
  • Grover 18:1 ratio tuners
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Dual-action adjustable truss rod 
  • Gloss finish

• Total length: 30”
• Body length: 14”
• Body width/upper bout/lower bout: 7-9/16” 10-1/16”
• Body depth upper bout/lower bout: 2-11/16” 3-3/16”
• Fingerboard width at nut and 12th fret: 1-3/8” 1-13/16”
• Soundhole diameter: 2-7/8”
• Scale length: 20-1/8”


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 are heating the air in your house. For more info refer to the ukulele care link at the bottom of this page. 

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. 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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