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Thread: FS Pono baritone, spruce-top cutaway Baggs pickup

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    Default FS Pono baritone, spruce-top cutaway Baggs pickup

    A GREAT SOUND, A GREAT BUY
    A very desirable spruce-top rosewood body Pono pro-classic baritone (RBC-PC-S) cutaway, fitted with Grover tuners and Baggs 5.0 pickup. Purchased new in 2015 from Hawaii Music Supply, with their full set-up. Nice low action, minor cosmetic bumps and scuffs (see YouTube video), lovely rich warm tone. Truss-rod in the neck, and a slightly curved radius fingerboard for player comfort. Pretty mother-of-pearl rosette inlay and fret markers. Koa binding. Includes Aroma digital tuner; Aroma capo; Oasis humidifier; and plush-lined lockable Pono hard case (with 2 keys).
    Reluctant sale to finance another purchase (of course!).
    Price US$695 plus postage
    (instrument located in Australia but can be posted internationally).
    See instrument in detail and hear audio samples on the YouTube video
    Last edited by WoyWoy; 06-07-2021 at 07:56 PM.

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    Just a note on the audio sample: I’m playing with D’Aquila Gcea baritone conversion set, detuned half a step (personal preference).

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    Bump - any interest please, anyone?
    Otherwise it’s soon eBay bound.

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    This is a beautiful, sweet sounding instrument and a good buy for someone. I notice, for example, that Mr. Hanks does not have one of these in his almost-fine collection. He'd be a fool to not jump on this,

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvanB View Post
    This is a beautiful, sweet sounding instrument and a good buy for someone. I notice, for example, that Mr. Hanks does not have one of these in his almost-fine collection. He'd be a fool to not jump on this,
    Looks like Jim started with the wrong guy

    Mitch

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    Great sounding Bari. Is that a "Rosewood" body?

    I have a 2017 Pono Rosewood/Spruce tenor that is one of my favorite ukes. Wonderful sound.
    There is a subtle yet profound difference between the learning of something and the knowing of that thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkatz View Post
    Looks like Jim started with the wrong guy
    Uh-oh. What have I gotten myself into?
    Fortunately for me, I have a strong preference for 19" scale over 20" scale and most baris including this one are the 20" size.

    But good luck with the sale.
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Hanson 5-string tenor, LW dGBEA
    Southern Cross concert GCEA
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Pelem, B reentrant
    Jupiter #71, E cuatro TI/Oasis

    !Flukutronic!

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    I fail to see how a person with 12 Ukuleles does not have a Pono in his stable. He seems thwarted by size, by one inch, which is just sad. Flunkutronic indeed.

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    I believe it is “rosewood” but my memory is uncertain. But since CITES lifted most of its trade restrictions in November 2019 for finished musical instruments it is not an issue in this case.
    Last edited by WoyWoy; 06-02-2021 at 01:24 PM.

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