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Pono MT-8 - Mahogany Tenor Eight String
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Pono MT-8 - Mahogany Tenor Eight String Pono MT-8 - Mahogany Tenor Eight String Pono MT-8 - Mahogany Tenor Eight String Pono MT-8 - Mahogany Tenor Eight String
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The new Pono MT8 is an all solid wood tenor eight string. It is the highest quality eight string you will find for this price. It has all solid high grade mahogany, bone nut and saddle, and after our setup is as smooth as you will find. Also, the adjustable truss rod is a great feature for the eight string ukulele.

Often the tension will require minor adjustments and the MT8 is the only eight string on the market with a dual-action adjustable truss rod. This is used to stabilize and adjust the lengthwise forward curvature (also called relief), of the neck. It can be adjusted from right inside the soundhole with an allen wrench provided. Especially with eight string, it is a very useful option to have, and a very easy thing to adjust. Kris gives us a sound sample of the same model.

Pono is a value line from the custom ukulele makers, Ko’olau. This tenor 8 string is made of all solid mahogany and has that bright full sound the 8 string is known for. The G and C are octaves apart and the E and A are doubled in unison. An 8 string ukulele fingerings are the same as a 4 string so it is easy to jump into, and the feel for strumming is amazingly smooth. If you want a bigger, richer sound, with beautiful chiming tones, then this tenor size 8 string Pono is for you.

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    Unique instrument that will really give you a b road, full range of beautiful overtones in your playing. 0 people found this helpful
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    1) I am a big fan of Andrew Kitakis, The Ukulele Site and Pono Ukuleles so my expectations were high when I decided to order the MT-8 Mahogany 8 String Tenor Ukulele. I am not disappointed! The fit, finish and Ukulele Site pre-shipment preparation work were as impeccable as I have had in my other 9 Pono Ukuleles purchased here. 2) I bought this ukulele on a bit of a lark thinking it would be a nice instrument for strumming folk tunes with a singer. Wow, did I ever underestimate the fullness of sound and the resonance of this instrument! I grew up in the folk singer era of the 1950's and 1960's with the greats like Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and Tom Paxton just to name a few. Their strumming established what this style of playing could be and the ultimate instrument was, of course, the 12 string guitar. I wanted one for the fullness of sound until I actually tried to play one one and discovered you needed the hand strength of Hulk Hogan to make the chords! With my sweet Pono MT-8 I finally got that strumming "wall of sound" with all the intricate over tones generated by the combination of doubled strings and doubled octave strings and did it with string pressures that are really very close to the traditional 4 string ukulele. 3) The sound is amazingly complex for an instrument this size and I actually timed the resonating sound from a basic C chord I strummed to be over 6 seconds. This is a beautifully made, professional quality instrument!
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    this uke is just plain fun 12 string guitar in a easy to carry package. it has a great full sound and set up on was on the money. if you are a strummer like me this uke is a dream.
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