This is an absolutely brilliant Pono tenor. This range really is very special. The build is so meticulous, as with all Ponos, and this model had beautifully neat rosewood binding with black/white/black purfling. The slotted headstock with ebony faceplate is really attractive too. One thing that I really love is the radiused fretboard – slightly curved to make barre chords easy peasy. It’s an absolute joy to play.
Spruce is a classic soundboard for resonance, depth and sustain and it works brilliantly here. What I love is that spruce ages and opens up with time sounding better and better every year.