Pono ATD All Solid Acacia Deluxe Tenor Ukulele Gloss
Taking the already excellent Pono AT satin tenor and adding a very sexy gloss finish was always going to result in something amazing. The wood is astonishing to look at - the gloss brings out every nuance in the colour and grain pattern - almost holographic in its detail. The sound is equally beautiful - to our ears it has an extraordinary harp-like sound, like its sister the AT, but with more brightess and crispness in the sound. The sound feels a little more immediate, and the sustain just that little bit longer - small things on their own perhaps, but all together making a sensational playing and listening experience.
This is the brighter sounding of the two Pono Acacia Tenors - if you prefer a mellower sound, the satin Pono AT would be a better choice. But, the ATD is the better all rounder - every style sounds beautiful.
Please note: pictures show a typical example. If you would like photos of available stock, please drop us an email.
Solid Acacia top, back, and sides
Ebony faceplate, fingerboard, and bridge
Rope marquetry rosette
Pearl logo and position dots
Bone nut and saddle
35mm nut width with 27mm G to A string spacing
430mm scale length
Truss rod in neck
Ko'olau Alohi High G strings, all plain
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 Acacia, 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.