Pono Cedar/Acacia Deluxe Tenor Electric Package (TE-DC)

Pono Cedar/Acacia Deluxe Tenor Electric Package (TE-DC)

Regular Price: $899.00

Special Price $719.00

Availability: Out of stock



The first small batch of Pono TE models came in and they are really nice! A solid chambered acacia body topped with the finest North American red cedar. This is the gloss Deluxe model with the Pono pickup. Along with a truss rod to fine tune perfect action it features a radius fingerboard for a buttery smooth playing experience. Macassar ebony fingerboard and faceplate are stunning and the custom made hardshell case is the finest CE Ko'olau case to date. These are made in Ko'olau Java factory and pickup installation and setup is done at the Ko'olau custom shop in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

<>John Kitakis, owner of Ko'olau, has been working with his talented crew across the ocean every month! He is determined to produce a superior product and the finest materials are used.

NOTE: This price is with the Pono Passive pickup. There is an option below to upgrade to a MiSi. Both are wonderful in tone. The video below shows it with the Pono pickup. Video and pictures are stock typical. (They all look like this..beautiful!)

If you want a pro-level tenor with top of the line recording and live capabilities, a unique and beautiful uke that you can play at night without waking up the kids or plan to bring on trips without taking up much space, this is your uke! We guarantee it will be a unique and loved addition to your ukulele ohana. Awesome hardcase included.

These ukuleles have the best electric ukulele sound you will find!  The body is chambered for extra resonance while plugged in, a lighter weight, and that chambering gives it enough acoustic sound to enjoy and practice with it unplugged.

The CE Ko'olau has been used by many local professional musicians because of its feedback resistance, big warm sound, and extremely smooth feel. Now there is an affordable version and the quality is right on par.

This is a tenor-sized instrument and comes with a tenor hardshell case made just for it.

Photos and video show stock typical.


Additional Information

Includes a Ko’olau hardshell case.

Woods: solid acacia chambored body, solid western red cedar top, mahogany neck, macassar ebony fingerboard and bridge.

Bone nut and saddle

  • Total length – 26-38”
  • Body length – 12-1/16”
  • Fingerboard width at nut at 12th fret 1-3/8” 1-11/16”
  • Scale length 16-15/16”
    All solid wood body
    New & improved Koolau CE hardcase 

Pono's chambored tenor electric comes with a custom fit Pono hard case.

It is not as suceptable to dry issues but still needs an Oasis Humidifier if you live in a cold or dry climate.

If you want a different set of strings you can buy them at the strings section and just note that you want us to change them in the Special Instructions.

No extra charge for Low G, just write "Low G" under Special Instructions.

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.


Brand Pono
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Great instrument
Ordered this with the active pickup and Ko'olau Gold Strings with the wound low G and wound C--it is a real kick to play--you can do a whole new range of uke music with this instrument. Like an electric guitar but way easier to play--rock out, bend blue notes, whatever. Sounds good and very easy to play with the radius fretboard-- The instrument is looks even better than the photos and comes with a cool case . No kidding, I started playing and my three year old grandson started dancing.

Has enough resonance to play unplugged also which means fewer complaints from folks who might not be huge fans of your music.

Pono instruments have exceptional quality and sound at very reasonable cost.

HMS staff did the usual outstanding job on the set up--they really know what they are doing and are accessible. Just a great well run company.

Review by ukeduk / (Posted on 11/13/2014)

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