Pono ABSH5-PC All Solid Acacia Pro Classic Baritone Ukulele
This sumptuous ABSH5-PC baritone ukulele is one of Pono’s top range, the Pro Classics. And as you’d expect from such a well respected brand, everything about this instrument is top of the line. The macassar ebony fingerboard is radiused for a really comfortable feel, making barre chords feel more natural and easy. And the the tone… well it is warmth, delicate trebles and sustain all rolled into one lovely, ear-caressing sound.
The body is made of solid acacia, specially selected for the beauty and contrast of the grain. The top also has some nicely decorative abalone purfling, which sits alongside pale wood binding, specifically Wi’awa, a maple-like tropical wood. All of this sits under a perfect gloss finish.
The ABSH5-PC has a slotted headstock with gold-coloured Grover machine heads, a bone nut and saddle, a superbly strong black hard case and Ko’olau’s own brand strings. These are nice, with two wound bass strings - but I have played one of these with Worth B-B strings (all unwound), and well, it was superb!