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MARKbOC
01-09-2017, 12:40 PM
Sigh... Have to let this amazing, relatively unique instrument go.

Moving to a smaller home means downsizing life and shedding a lot of possessions. This is one of them, unfortunately.

As such, for sale is this Pono Steel String Tenor Guitar / Baritone Uke. This is the UL4-40 SP, made of Ebony back/sides and Cedar top. The "SP" designates that its a slightly 'blinged' up version.

For those unfamiliar with the instrument, it is larger than a standard baritone but not quite as beefy as the Pono Nui. It has steel strings (tuned dgbe) which give it a nice full guitar-like sound but it still retains a bit of the "sweetness" of a uke's tone.

21.4" scale, radius fretboard, strung with medium gauge (which is the heaviest that is recommended).

Ordered directly from and set up by the great people at Pono.

It's a beautifully made instrument that is in "like new" condition. Comes in a nice hardshell case.

Here is a little 'backstory' in the genesis of this instrument:

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?119822-NUD-for-Rakelele-and-Dave-Prototypes-of-the-Pono-Steel-String-Big-Baritone-(UL4)


Retail = $1699. Occasionally available on sale for $1359.

Asking $850* shipped CONUS. *price reduced

(Would consider lower price if you're interested in picking up in Orange County, CA. I assume its going to be pretty darn costly to send it)

PS: Not responsible for any injuries resulting from turning your neck trying to look at these sideways photos. I tried to turn them but to no avail. Sorry!

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igorthebarbarian
01-09-2017, 01:02 PM
Looks great! Good luck with your sale

MARKbOC
01-09-2017, 03:16 PM
Thanks Igor! :)

cml
01-10-2017, 04:15 AM
If only I could...best of luck with the sale.

MARKbOC
01-10-2017, 06:38 AM
Thanks CML!

Hochapeafarm
01-10-2017, 09:11 PM
An absolutely gorgeous instrument, Mark -- whoever moves on this will be one very lucky person! Best wishes with the sale! (And thanks so much, again, for your help re: the PMs and the emails!) :-)

ScottTL
01-12-2017, 04:08 PM
Sent you a Pm over on AGF.

MARKbOC
01-13-2017, 10:05 AM
Weekend bump and price reduction! now priced to moooove at $850

MARKbOC
01-18-2017, 07:28 AM
Bump and amended to note I am potentially open to a trade for a concert uke, preferably Hawaiian but open to ideas. Would definitely prefer to sell but downsizing would be a helpful start.

MARKbOC
01-19-2017, 03:40 PM
Successfully found a wonderful new home for this one. Thanks to UU and soon-to-be new owner!! :)