All Pono ukuleles represent a real step up in class from the Chinese made brands. Worthy though they are, they cannot hope to match Pono for the build quality, finish, or the sound. Features on this model such as a bone nut and saddle mean that the sustain and volume is optimised, whilst the all solid Acacia shapes the tone beautifully, with a full bass and lovely clear ringing trebles.
The satin finish allows the wood to speak for itself. Unadorned by gloss, the sound is on the mellower side, so if you prefer a brighter sound then the gloss finish Pono ACD would be the wiser choice. Not to mention the comfortable and familiar 35mm Nut Width, which is commonplace on most ukuleles these days.
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Solid Acacia top, back, and sides
Ebony fingerboard, and bridge
Rope marquetry rosette
Mother of Pearl logo and position dots
Bone nut and saddle
35mm nut width
Ko'olau Alohi High G strings
Pono gigbag included (not padded)
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.