This is a new Pro Classic Series using a European spruce top and Macassar ebony sides & back. Along with its striking beauty, is a fantastic sound and feel.
Macassar ebony is one of the premier exotic woods used in high end custom acoustics. Even higher in cost than koa wood but the sound quality is undeniably choice. How so?
Clean and crisp, rich with overtones and singing sustain, and coupled with a spruce top, the tone of this Macassar is absolutely perfect for what many look for. What I notice is that the Macassar adds definition, projection, and reverberating sustain. And that's not to mention the looks. This pairs perfectly with the lively projection and focus the Englemann spruce top gives.
Take a listen as Corey samples this gorgeous new tenor model from Pono.
Framing off this exquisite ebony is curly maple wood binding. Maple gives a natural contrast that really pops!
This model, like all new Pro Classics from Pono has a radius fingerboard. It's not an extreme radius, 12", and is hardly noticeable until pointed out. But it surely adds to the comfort of play. We must warn you, if you get this instrument, your others may get ignored. It's a treat in every way.
The truss rod advantage. The newer, higher quality Pono case. Many things give value to the newest Pro Classics. Namely, the precision workmanship and skill level of these builders. It also shows a persistence for excellence that Ko'olau has. This one though, this ETSH5, is exceptional! The ultimate Pono! Don't hesitate to add this beauty to your collection.
Comes with Hardshell Case.
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