Review Details

Pono AS - Acacia Soprano

Product Review (submitted on December 24, 2012):
My wife had an older Pono Koa soprano with a gloss finish that she loved and gave to her brother as a gift. We replaced it this summer with this satin finish acacia tenor. This new Pono is marked improvement from its predecessor.

The most noticeable change is the balance of the instrument due to the lighter friction tuners. The older model had heavy geared tuners. The acacia is lighter in color than the koa but it reminds my wife of driftwood on the beach and she likes it even better for that reason.

The tone of this instrument is very sweet, clear, and with good volume. It has the classic hawaiian sound. Fit and finish is impeccable. Pono is just leaps and bounds ahead of where they were just a few years ago. This company is on the rise!