Pono TE-ST Steel String Solid Chambered Acacia Body Tenor A/E w/Ko'olau HSC

rhiggie

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Last one to list (for now). I tried out this steel string Pono in my all ukulele band. Wanted to see how much more the strings would "bend" with the steel strings. It really does allow that bending "electric guitar" sound, but at the end of the day, I'm not bending stings much and I'm cashing out some ukes towards some customs I have coming. These usually have some nice acacia grains, but I think this one lucked into some really nice wood. These list new for $670, I'm asking $450 for mine in the perfectly sized Ko'olau hardshell case that is a cool brown color, plus actual shipping and insurance. Feel free to ask questions or for more photos if needed. Thanks for looking! Rick
 

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davemf

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Last one to list (for now). I tried out this steel string Pono in my all ukulele band. Wanted to see how much more the strings would "bend" with the steel strings. It really does allow that bending "electric guitar" sound, but at the end of the day, I'm not bending stings much and I'm cashing out some ukes towards some customs I have coming. These usually have some nice acacia grains, but I think this one lucked into some really nice wood. These list new for $670, I'm asking $450 for mine in the perfectly sized Pono hardshell case, plus actual shipping and insurance. Feel free to ask questions or for more photos if needed. Thanks for looking! Rick
Did you sell this?
 

rhiggie

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Last one to list (for now). I tried out this steel string Pono in my all ukulele band. Wanted to see how much more the strings would "bend" with the steel strings. It really does allow that bending "electric guitar" sound, but at the end of the day, I'm not bending stings much and I'm cashing out some ukes towards some customs I have coming. These usually have some nice acacia grains, but I think this one lucked into some really nice wood. These list new for $670, I'm asking $450 for mine in the perfectly sized Pono hardshell case, plus actual shipping and insurance. Feel free to ask questions or for more photos if needed. Thanks for looking! Rick
Still got this one. Want to "bend some notes"? Try out a steel sting!
 

Kimosabe

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I have one. It’s great, great, great. Feel, tone, ease of neck, easy to charge, beautifully simple design, nice weight and balance.

I’ve had it over five years. I sold my baritone version and miss it dearly. Needed money at the time.

They make them with various woods. Only matters in terms of looks. Loud enough to practice with unamplified.

The baritone version is also great.

He’s asking a very fair price.
 

rhiggie

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Bump and price change. I'll cover the shipping and insurance. Also interested in comparable trades.