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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