Pono Mango Baritone - MGB

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Regular Price: $499.00

Special Price $399.00

  • Pono Mango Baritone - MGB

    Regular Price: $499.00

    Special Price $399.00

    Availability: In stock

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    Solid Mango Bari!

    Slowly and consistently, Ko'olau has improved the tone and feel of the Pono line. The sound and feel of this Pono mango baritone (MGB) is a great example of the quality and value in Pono.

    This mango was quartersawn cut, dried properly, and then built in a climate-controlled environment. Reinforced with a lightweight, dual action, adjustable truss rod for long term stability and adjustment capabilities.  Below is a helpful video to understand that feature better.


     

    The baritone is a fun and relaxing instrument that any guitar or ukulele player should feel right at home with.

    Additional Information
    Specs

    Solid mango top, back sides, and faceplate.

    Ebony fingerboard and bridge.

    Rope marquetry rosette, pearl logo and fingerboard position dots.

    Bone nut and saddle.

    Satin finish.

    • Total length: 30”
    • Body Length: 14”
    • Body width/Upper bout/Lower bout: 7-9/16” 10-1/16”
    • Body Depth upper bout/Lower bout: 2-11/16” 3-3/16”
    • Fingerboard width at nut and 12th fret: 1-3/8” 1-13/16”
    • Soundhole diameter: 2-7/8”
    • Scale length: 20-1/8”

    Options

    When you buy this ukulele you can get a UkeCrazy gig bag canvas covered hard case at an additional discount (not required but suggested). The UkeCrazy gig bag and canvas-covered hard case can be seen in our cases category under the Accessories tab at the top of this page. One of the options for this ukulele is to trade out the Herco HE-360 included humidifier for the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier (OH-18) at a discount. This is required if you live in a low humidity area (parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc.) or also areas with winter seasons, especially if you are heating the air in your house. For more info refer to the ukulele care link at the bottom of this page. If you think you need to humidify the instrument, then you also need a hard case for a humidifier to properly work, and you need to maintain the humidifier by refilling it as needed. 

    Put a note in the Special Instructions if you need to or would like to let our setup or shipping department know anything. 

    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.

    After adding this instrument to your cart, you can still create your own package by adding a case or accessories from the website.

    Under the Accessories tab you can also customize this instrument by adding strap button(s) or your choice of pickup for plugging in. 

    Get a free shipping quote by adding this to your cart. If your cart reaches $400 dollars or more, orders to the US will receive free FedEX 2 day shipping. Two days is the time in transit. Your instrument will first go through our setup department so that you get the best instrument for your money. For more information on our setup process, turnaround time, shipping, and return policies, refer to the links below at our footer.

    All Pono tenor and baritone ukuleles come with a lightweight dual action adjustable truss rod. This video explains that feature and gives directions if you ever need to adjust it.

    Aloha!

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    Customer Reviews 6 item(s)

    Sweet sounding bari took awhile to warm up, but really glad it did!
    This is my second uke from HMS - immaculately shipped (as always), it arrived in perfect condition. However, after a week I was on the fence about keeping it so I contacted customer service at HMS -- they very nicely sent me two new strings to try out.

    Now a month or two of regular playing later the mango tonewood has really started opening up. Its unique sound is soft, halfway between sweet and dark with lasting overtones if you get the tuning just right. The dimensions are spot on, and while it lacks the umpf of other bari's I've tried it excels as a mellow backdrop when singing.

    I was hoping my MGB would have a pattern similar to the pictures on the website, but it doesn't. It is much, much lighter with striations of darker coffee coloring throughout. Overall a unique, quality instrument that improves every time I play.
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    Review by $(this) / (Posted on 1/13/2017)
    I'd buy this uke a thousand times over
    Sounds beautiful. The notes almost have a slightly dissonant undertone to them which makes the music from this instrument feel comforting and warm in major, or deeply dissonant and unsettling in minor. For $400, I would buy this uke a thousand times over. I was originally considering the acacia analog to this one, but mango was the much better choice in so far as tonewood.

    Also, I personally don't like a glossed body, so the fact that the matte finish on this model was also cheaper? Definitely a fan of that.
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    Review by Jessi / (Posted on 8/8/2016)
    Classic. Sweet. Perfectly sized baritone
    A belated review because I actually bought the MGB nearly 4 months ago from HMS.
    First, out of the box I felt it lacked the punch of some other baritones I've played. After a few days I put on some D'adarrio Pro Arte Tenor strings and it warmed up nicely. Now I can't get enough of the sweet warm sound of the mango.
    Besides the sound, I also really like the dimensions of Pono baritones. I bought a new Kamaka Bari a few years ago and still find it to be clunky and oversized. Too much of a good thing. I also have a 1980s Kamaka baritone. These have a slightly smaller body and shorter scale. I love the old Kamaka baritones for sound and playability and the Pono baritones are similar in size to the old Kamakas. Very pleasantly surprised at how much I like this mango baritone!
    Joel's setup is also sweet and made it comfortable to play right out of the box.
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    Review by Roddy / (Posted on 10/15/2015)
    I am very happy with my purchase of this Pono Mango Baritone Ukulele. Customer service was awesome!
    Just received my Pono MGB-Mango Baritone and it is even more beautiful in person. The tone is just perfect. Andrew and Zach gave me excellent customer service, and the shipping was fast. I highly recommend this Baritone Ukulele. Very happy with my purchase.
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    Review by Amy Daniel / (Posted on 2/26/2015)
    Could Not Be Happier with this Purchase!
    Mango is one of my favorite woods due to its unique sweet voice. This baritone does not disappoint in that regard. It is wonderful in sound, appearance and playability. The folks at HMS do it all with style, precision and great customer service. The Pono brand is one I've come to know (through several purchases and lots of listening to online demos) is synonymous with excellence in all ways that are meaningful to those who play the ukulele!

    Thanks from Happy Camper in Oregon!
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    Review by Sherri C / (Posted on 1/12/2015)
    Mango, go figger
    Every instrument I have purchased has been based on the sound sample provided by Aaron or Corey and I have NEVER been disappointed. This Pono MGB is the second best ukulele I have heard from HMS and by far dollar for dollar, number one. I wanted a baritone that sounded like a ukulele and not a ukulele that sounded like a guitar. Out of the case, the sound was so full and resonant. So rich! So comfortable to play and this is my first baritone. I am so happy with the purchase. And I thought it had to be koa. Mango, go figger!
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    Review by MtBo / (Posted on 12/27/2014)

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