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superhappyalex
07-28-2018, 09:58 AM
Hi, everyone. I'm interested in a Pono MGS Mango Soprano ukulele, but I'm having trouble finding out much more than what's posted on HMS' pages.

Does anyone have one? How's it compare to mahogany? Significantly warmer? What's the build quality like?

Thanks!

plunker
07-30-2018, 01:15 PM
I can only say, I have Pono MTD and I love it.

bsfloyd
08-01-2018, 01:07 AM
I have a very recently acquired MGS soprano and I like it very much. I have not played a mahogany version, so I can't compare the two. I can say that I find my mango very lyrical with a good deal of sustain for a soprano. I do have it tuned down a step though, which would add to the sustain, but I still find it has more than my mahogany soprano Martin S-O.

superhappyalex
08-01-2018, 02:54 AM
I have a very recently acquired MGS soprano and I like it very much. I have not played a mahogany version, so I can't compare the two. I can say that I find my mango very lyrical with a good deal of sustain for a soprano. I do have it tuned down a step though, which would add to the sustain, but I still find it has more than my mahogany soprano Martin S-O.

That's great to hear! I'm interested in this ukulele, but it's been hard to find much information about it. Any chance that you have a sound sample online anywhere?

bsfloyd
08-02-2018, 02:01 AM
Sorry, I do not have a sound sample as I do not have the proper means to record one. Have you checked on the HMS site? I thought I seen they had one on their site, which most likely would have a sound sample attached with it.

Edit - they still show it there:
https://www.theukulelesite.com/shop-by/size/soprano/pono-mgs-mango-soprano-ukulele.html

chrisschross
02-18-2019, 10:07 AM
This thread is now older than one year, but today I recorded a little Carulli piece with my new Pono mango soprano, and to my ears, the ukulele sounds fine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5rysiBK-TA

superhappyalex
02-18-2019, 11:31 AM
This sounds great! Thanks for replying. How would you compare it's sound to other ukuleles that you might have?

chrisschross
02-19-2019, 02:26 AM
Thanks superhappyalex! The Pono is one of my current favorite sopranos, it sounds kind of mellow.
But I plan to play this little piece on all of my sopranos...

chrisschross
02-20-2019, 03:44 AM
I haven't found the time to record this piece with all of my sopranoes yet, but I chose the most expensive one, a Kanile'a K2S or something of that kind.
I think, the Pono holds its own...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSULY9ZpWHs&feature=youtu.be