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    Yea......if I am asking to buy a Porsche that’s...

    Yea......if I am asking to buy a Porsche that’s what I want, not something else that’s kinda looks like a Porsche.
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    Hey congratulations on the new Pono and your...

    Hey congratulations on the new Pono and your upcoming retirement. The Pono is a wonderful instrument that will scratch that “steel string” itch very nicely
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    The Martin M630 is a fairly low tension set. The...

    The Martin M630 is a fairly low tension set. The wounds are standard diameter but the florocarbon B & E strings are smaller in diameter then most others. Smaller diameter will yield less tension.
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    This is a question that gets asked from time to...

    This is a question that gets asked from time to time. First off it will not effect the sound of the instrument. Look at all the guitar players with $3000 - $7000 Martins and Gibson and Taylor’s and...
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    I have a LfdM baritone that is a large body with...

    I have a LfdM baritone that is a large body with a scale length of 22-1/2”. Not exactly like your Pono Nui but close enough. I have done a lot of string experimenting and helped Luis develop a string...
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    Hey there tm3 I’m sorry for having missed your...

    Hey there tm3 I’m sorry for having missed your post, congratulations on the Baby Taylor, they are a great guitar. The steep learning curve can be frustrating at first but as you say the small...
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    I am sorry I did not see your post earlier....

    I am sorry I did not see your post earlier. Thanks for the kind works and I am so glad the classical guitar is working out for you. I love that you said “just give yourself time and don’t give up”....
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    I owned a Pono UL4-20 and a BlueRidge BR-40T...

    I owned a Pono UL4-20 and a BlueRidge BR-40T (tenor guitar) at the same time. The smaller body and shorter scale length of the Pono did not give me the low end and warmth like the slighter bigger...
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    Hahaha........statement of the year. Well played...

    Hahaha........statement of the year. Well played Nickie
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    Pono make baritones with a number of different...

    Pono make baritones with a number of different wood combo. What you see on their site is what they have in stock at the moment. Sound is a personal choice and all the different woods used sound good....
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    There is a used Mya Moe baritone Port Orford...

    There is a used Mya Moe baritone Port Orford cedar and Sycamore for sale in the Classified section. I would run, not walk and buy that immediately if I was in the market. I am not affiliated with...
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    Your experience was the same as mine with a tenor...

    Your experience was the same as mine with a tenor guitar, especially when comparing to a six string acoustic, not as rich sounding.

    If you like a full, rich, resonant guitar like sound get a...
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    With all due respect Brad most players on this...

    With all due respect Brad most players on this site are not Professionals. We are a bunch of amateurs trying to make music the best we can. If using a radiused fretboard helps us do that then so be...
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    Good advice from another member about making her...

    Good advice from another member about making her a part of the decision making process if possible. If a child gets to pick out the one they want they will love it and play it much more. Because she...
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    Wow......very cool looking Beltona resonator. Is...

    Wow......very cool looking Beltona resonator. Is that a tenor scale length?
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    Congratulations on the purchase of the Ibaniz...

    Congratulations on the purchase of the Ibaniz tenor guitar. One of my playing partners has one and she likes it. You have to start the experiment somewhere and the only way you know if you like an...
  17. As far a distance between frets a tenor is a...

    As far a distance between frets a tenor is a tenor is a tenor, it will always be the same distance to stretch. Having the action set up as low as possible helps, but you still have to make that...
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    Congratulations, Koalohas are special...

    Congratulations, Koalohas are special instruments. They have tons of volume, sustain, projection and resonance, it’s not your imagination. You have crossed a threshold where higher quality...
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    Steel strings will naturally have more tension but I did not find it an issue. It sounds like a baritone ukulele with steel strings, if that makes sense. But more guitar like because the sustain and...
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    What a nice post, thanks for sharing that. I was...

    What a nice post, thanks for sharing that. I was part of a Ukulele Chit Chat on Zoom with 4 others from our Uke Jam. We actually play together as a band for open mic performances. I forgot how much...
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    Coming from a guitar most $300 baritone ukes will...

    Coming from a guitar most $300 baritone ukes will sound thin. With the guitars bigger body and longer scale length and 2 more strings ringing out the baritone doesn’t stand a chance in the “rich...
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    Congratulations on the Yamaha. I did a YouTube...

    Congratulations on the Yamaha. I did a YouTube search and there was a nice playing demo, it sounded wonderful. As much as I like steel string a nylon string seems a more natural move from ukulele and...
  23. Ok here goes. Myself and Rakele were involved in...

    Ok here goes. Myself and Rakele were involved in influencing Pono to make these. We bought the first two instruments they made. I had the cedar/mahogany and Rainer got the spruce/rosewood. As with...
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    A friend put them in his Pono tenor and likes...

    A friend put them in his Pono tenor and likes them. I played it and the sound didn’t thrill me but I have florocarbon on everything so that is what I prefer.
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    That’s right Joesph. Wear a Hawaiian style shirt...

    That’s right Joesph. Wear a Hawaiian style shirt as well :shaka:
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