Take the excellent all solid acacia gloss Pono ATD, add a high grade solid spruce top, and you have the ATD-SP Pono deluxe tenor ukulele. The spruce top is so versatile, and it has just about the best frequency response of any wood. From crystal clear trebles to a warm bass, it can do it all. It has volume and sustain all the way up the neck, and very good intonation. Truly a professional level workhorse of an instrument.
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!
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Solid spruce top
Solid acacia back and sides
Ebony faceplate, fingerboard, and bridge
Rope marquetry rosette
Pearl logo and position dots
Bone nut and saddle
35mm nut width
Ko'olau mahana high G strings
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.
They use methods of construction to optimize tone and volume and stress the importance of cosmetic beauty. It is also 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.