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Solid Mahogany top, back, and sides. Ebony faceplate, fingerboard and bridge. Rope marquetry rosette, pearl logo and position dots. Bone nut and saddle. Satin finish. This is a new model with lightweight Grover geared tuners.
Pono's production standards are more exacting than your typical ukulele company. They are very involved in the building, and dedicated to making the highest quality ukulele you can find. This Pono MS is all solid woods, bone nut and saddle, and very high quality tuning keys. The sound is so open and warm that it competes in tone with high end sopranos! The feel is just right. You can dig in for dynamics and it won't "crap out" like less expensive sopranos. If you want a high quality, built to last a lifetime, soprano ukulele, the Pono MS is a great choice for this price range. It has depth and character only a solid wood, professionally made ukulele can have.
Mahogany wood was used on almost all of the soprano Martin ukuleles. It has a classic tone that the ukulele became famous for. One thing to note is that these mahogany series Pono's are more expensive than the Acacia series ones. With most companies doing just the opposite, charging more for acacia, I asked Ko'olau why they did this. It's simple, "This is a very high quality Mahogany wood that costs us more than the Acacia wood, and many people prefer the tone of Mahogany over any other wood." This MS model is one of the best sopranos on the market. Come down to the store in Haleiwa or buy one from the site and experience this super fun soprano for yourself!