Pono TE-MDB BLUE Deluxe Electric Mango Tenor Ukulele Gloss with hard case #1
The Pono blue deluxe mango tenor ukulele is one of the finest electric ukuleles made today. It has a solid chambered mango body with blue stain and gloss finish. It uses a macassar ebony faceplate and radiused fretboard, 35mm nut width, passive Pono undersaddle pickup with volume control. They use high quality geared machine heads, and Ko'olau Mahana High G strings. It's made in Indonesia, with the pickup added and final setup done in Hawaii by the Ko'olau guys.
The stain is blue, but as mango is an orange-yellow colour, it makes the finish look a stunning green.
The build quality is exactly what you would expect from Pono, faultless, and the engineering behind the design is very clever. This tenor is highly feedback resistant when plugged in, so you can focus on what is really important, sounding great and looking fabulous! This machine also has enough volume when unplugged for quiet personal practice.
With a slightly radiused fretboard, it feels more like an electric ukulele than a standard acoustic model. The truss rod, which is fairly unique to Pono ukuleles, allows for ease of setup and adjustment to get it just so.
Pictures show the actual instrument you will receive.
About the Pono line: The “Pono” line is made by Ko’olau one of the oldest and most traditional Hawaiian ukulele manufacturers. Ko’olau’s goal throughout the years has been to provide the highest quality stringed instruments available with a high standard of craftsmanship. And besides methods of construction to optimize tone and volume, they stress the importance of cosmetic beauty.
It is of interest to note that only the finest grades of quartersawn hardwoods, such as mahogany, rosewood, and ebony are selected for Pono instruments. However, only 20% pass the stringent requirements of density, grain patterns, flexibility, and cosmetic aesthetics. This is virtually unknown, especially in the Asian import market. We are proud of the fact that all of the Pono instruments are made of solid woods.