View Full Version : FS: Pono MB & Kala SMHTE-C

01-04-2014, 04:29 PM
Need to thin the herd a little. Prices include shipping in the CONUS - I'm happy to ship elsewhere at cost.

1. Pono MB baritone, all solid mahogany. This was a second, though I'm not sure what the "flaw" is supposed to be - possibly the glue join at the bottom where the sides meet, which is slightly raised. I did add another flaw when I accidentally knocked it against something, taking a tiny chip out of the back near the bottom edge. Otherwise it looks and plays great. Currently strung with Aquila Reds, which I think sound great but for my taste are a little too low tension.

Asking $250 shipped. I have a nice UkeCrazy hard foam case that I could add in for an extra $25, but the headstock of the Pono is just about touching the edge - I don't know if that's a problem or not but wanted to be clear about it.

2. Kala SMHTE-C all solid mahogany tenor cutaway with pickup. This one is in excellent condition with only minor signs of use. Sounds great acoustic - plugged in it sounds okay, I'm not too impressed with the quality of the electronics, but it does come through the amp with enough volume (see video to follow).

Asking $225 shipped. For an extra $5 I can include your choice of a basic no-name gigbag (minimal padding) or a Kala deluxe gigbag that has better padding but there are a couple small tears (or near-tears) in the fabric alongside the zipper, and the zipper catches now and then - it's kind of annoying but if you can put up with it it's a decent bag.

I will post some more photos and videos shortly. Please excuse the poor quality of some of the pics - my good camera is currently vacationing in Germany.


01-04-2014, 04:50 PM
Here's the Pono. Note that the case in the pic is not the optional UkeCrazy case for this sale (it's an old pic with a case I no longer have). In the video I tried to show a closeup of both the ding and the seam.



01-04-2014, 04:54 PM
And the Kala:


acoustic demo:


01-04-2014, 04:56 PM
plugged in:


01-04-2014, 06:09 PM
Wow great deal on the Pono! I was gonna sent you pm for Pono, but then I remembered my tuition fee :D
Goodluck for your sale seonachan!

01-05-2014, 05:02 AM
There is always temptation when you look at these threads. Where does it all stop?
I must resist....

Somebody will come along seonachan, nice ukes.

01-14-2014, 07:11 AM
ba-dum bump...

01-14-2014, 06:32 PM
that Pono baritone is so tempting.

01-31-2014, 09:57 AM
PM sent. I want the Pono and the case as well. please contact me asap to make arrangements.

02-03-2014, 05:02 PM
The Pono is sold. The Kala is still available.