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erikro
03-14-2018, 04:40 AM
Hi all,

I just recently picked up a Pono MT and I really think its a great uke. Of course UAS is calling my name again. I am thinking of going with the Pono ASSD super soprano. I think it would be a nice contrast to the MT. It is a different wood, different size. Anyone have experience with it?

https://www.theukulelesite.com/pono-acacia-deluxe-super-soprano-assd.html

Thanks,
Erik

Rakelele
03-14-2018, 07:52 AM
I'm a huge fan of Pono (having owned about nine), and I bet the ASSD is as great as any other. But just to broaden your diversity - you mentioned "contrast" -, have you considered KoAloha Opio? Similar price range, and all solid Acacia as well.

erikro
03-14-2018, 08:38 AM
That is actually a great idea. I have always liked the look of KoAloha. I’m still trying to decide on a concert vs a super soprano. First world problems I know haha. Thank you for your input.

Jerryc41
03-14-2018, 10:25 AM
That's a beauty! I got a Pono ACD just a couple of days ago. I'm bringing it to play with our local group tonight. It's made perfectly, set up just right, and it sounds really good. I can't wait to play it with the group. I sound so much better in a group. : ) I ordered the case that's shown with the Pono MT - very nice case. I like the darker hardware.

https://www.theukulelesite.com/pono-acd-acaciagloss-concert.html

Croaky Keith
03-15-2018, 12:31 AM
That is actually a great idea. I have always liked the look of KoAloha. I’m still trying to decide on a concert vs a super soprano. First world problems I know haha. Thank you for your input.

....or maybe the long neck concert. :)

I certainly like mine! ;)

erikro
03-17-2018, 07:10 AM
I went with the Pono Assd.

Rakelele
03-17-2018, 07:28 AM
Congratulations, great choice for sure - and definitely a great value! Let us know how you like it once it arrives.

manfromtexas
03-18-2018, 02:42 AM
I have this exact uke that I also purchased from HMS and I absolutely love it - it’s always by my side. You made a good choice - it’s going to give you a great contrast to your tenor. I love to go back and forth between this one and my tenors. The tone and feel is totally different so you’ll find that you love them both but in different ways - and the contrast makes you appreciate both. My ASSD has a great woody tone just like what comes through in the demo video. I love mine so much for a time I was half tempted to go pick up the mahogany version of the same model - but then other ukes came a calling like they always do.

Also this is a fantastic uke for traveling with. I had a hard case for soprano already before I bought the ASSD and when it arrived I found that it slipped in the soprano case just perfectly.

Be excited - you’re gonna love it!

erikro
03-18-2018, 05:57 AM
Great to hear. I can’t wait to get it. I asked HMS about a hard shell case for it but haven’t heard back from them yet.

erikro
03-21-2018, 05:19 AM
I ordered on the 17th and got a UPS email saying its on the way. I was surprised to see that but upon checking my order i realized i selected expedited set up by accident. For my uses I am sure it is fine but I am disappointed I did that. They did such a great job on my Pono MT. At least I will have it tomorrow!!