Review Details

Pono MB - Mahogany Baritone

Product Review (submitted on October 16, 2014):
HMS, as usual, delivered an excellent instrument. The intonation is excellent. The finish is perfect. I've been playing minor chord folk songs and old school jazz standards most of the afternoon, and boy does this baby enhance my meager talents. The MB is the epitome of mellow. The build is balanced, but I would still recommend using a strap. The Mahana strings are giving me the sound I was craving. After drifting from store to store, playing a wide variety of baritones (laminate, solid top, and solid wood, Kalas and Cordobas), as well as scouring YouTube for videos, I concluded the MB was by far the best choice, assuming I didn't go full bore K-brand. And yes, I ordered through HMS because I wanted the set-up.