Pono ATSH-PC Pro-Classic All Solid Acacia Tenor Ukulele
This is the ATSH-PC, an all solid acacia Pono tenor, from their top level Pro-Classic series. And it has to be said it is a real beauty, with that lovely acacia with its dark and light streaks, waves and the peppering of dark pores. With maple binding and a simple soundhole decoration it is a ukulele which showcases the tonewood, rather than peripheral decoration.
There's a bone nut and saddle, Grover tuners and a slick ebony fingerboard. The strings are D'addario Titanium and they sit very nicely with this build and wood combination, with a strong sustain, plenty of punch and volume and yet a subtlety that comes through, with rich harmonics and pleasing complexity.
Just a tiny point, Pono have changed this model to have a nice, wooden inlaid rope style soundhole decoration - as opposed to the previous abalone version. A bit different, very harmonious with the rest of the look, and a positive step in my opinion.
It is playable, robustly built, and supplied with a top notch hard case too.