Pono Deluxe Mango Tenor (MGTD 6805)
- Product Review (submitted on March 13, 2015):
I've had this uke for about 6 months now and absolutely love it. The video sound sample is bang on, the build quality is superb, and aesthetically the uke is STUNNING! It has fantastic intonation, and is my go to for anything I'm recording in a "serious" manner that needs to be flawless, just as this uke is. It's a tad quieter than expected, but it makes up for it with the ringing, bell like notes and sustain I get from any strings I've tried on it (PhDs being my favourite so far). As Aaron said in his video demo, it is fantastic for finger picking with its bright, clear note separation, while still being warm. It's like a hybrid of koa and mahogany... Best of both worlds.
I'm not crazy about gloss finishes, but wouldn't have it any other way on this uke in particular. The finish is fantastic, and really brings out the beauty of the solid mango.
I'd be devastated not to permanently have this uke in my collection.