Cedar Top Rosewood Slothead 5 series!
This is a classic model from Pono's flagship 5 series Pro Classic. It has a western red cedar top and exotic Indonesian rosewood. This rosewood is highly regarded and sells for much more than Indian rosewood.The history of this strain is that the Dutch imported Brazilian rosewood to Indonesian soil when they colonized both Brazil and Indonesia. Developed in a different land, it varies slightly from the South American wood, but has a similar color and grain pattern and superb musical character. How so? Super rich in overtones and excellent sustain. This pairs perfectly with a western red cedar soundboard. Cedar has a "broken in" quality, or a sweetness in sound that it takes other woods many years to attain. This is part of why the RTSH cedar top is such a great tenor ukulele.
The other reason is that the quality of craftsmanship with Pono Pro Classics at this point is among the best available in any price range. Ko'olau regularly goes and works with them still and they are dedicated to excellence. The result is an unparalleled value in the ukulele world.
This Pono Pro Classic features a radius fretboard for the ultimate feel, and Hawaiian koa binding for extra beauty and style.
Displayed and protected by the cleanest gloss finish yet from Pono. This glassy smooth lacquer finish is extremely strong yet just a few thousandths of an inch thick. This "lets the wood really speak."
Pono only uses solid woods, only bone nut and saddle. wood bindings, no plastics. They have a climate controlled factory on the island of Java and diligently aim for perfection on every level. It shows!
Comes with Hardshell Case. Photos and video are stock typical.