View Full Version : WTB: Pono tenor low g around 500-600 dollars

03-25-2016, 07:35 PM
looking for a pono tenor that is strung with low g. Kind of on a budget, but would like to see whats out there!

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03-25-2016, 07:44 PM
have you checked The Ukulele Site(aka HMS) they have the largest inventory of Ponos...and all you have to do is ask for a LowG to be put on before they ship it


03-25-2016, 07:46 PM
With that kind of budget, you can get a new one as long as you don't want a slot head or abalone rosette... See what people have on here, but you aren't limited to second hand. Don't stress about a low g string. You can pick one up for $5 to $10 and they're really easy to change.

03-25-2016, 07:58 PM
By the way, I'm not saying anything against Ponos because they have a fantastic reputation, but is there a reason why you are set on a pono? I recently went shopping with a similar budget and found that there are quite a few good options around that price range or even below.

Places like http://cocoboloukuleles.com/, http://www.islanderukulele.com/Custom/ShopCategory?id=1 or http://meleukulele.com/product-category/mele-ukuleles/tenor/ come to mind. I've heard good things about Cocobolu ukuleles, but I haven't played one, I loved the feel of Islander ukuleles when I tried them, and I bought a Mele when I went shopping recently.

03-25-2016, 07:58 PM
For $500-600 you can buy a brand new one from The Ukulele Site


The cheapest one is $351.

03-26-2016, 06:27 AM
I've got a Pono MT (satin finish) purchased from HMS/theukulelesite.com) last Spring currently strung with Southcoast LML-NWs. You can buy a new one for $351 plus shipping. I'd be happy to entertain offers for mine (I've recently discovered baritones and need to thin my collection). A year on, my Pono has developed a nice patina (the new ones are very light and rather plain looking) and the wood has opened up noticeably. Still, Pono's aren't the loudest/brightest ukes around, but they very well built and put out a nicely balanced sound.

03-26-2016, 09:52 AM
I have sent you a private message.