Take the excellent Pono MTD, add a high grade solid cedar top, and you have the Pono MTD-CR deluxe tenor ukulele.
Cedar, as any classical guitarist will tell you, has great volume and projection like spruce, but a more mellow edge. If you are after a high quality all rounder which will give you smooth and creamy sounding bass and mids, and decent treble presence as well, then this will be your answer.
All the normal deluxe Pono fittings such as the ebony on the fretboard and bridge, add up to make this a superb precision tool which can handle pretty much anything you throw at it!
Solid cedar top
Solid mahogany back and sides
Ebony faceplate, fingerboard, and bridge
Rope marquetry rosette, pearl logo and fingerboard position dots
Bone nut and saddle
Ko'olau mahana high G strings
35mm nut width
Truss rod in neck
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.