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Pono's new Oihana Professional Ukulele Series

In 2023 Pono released two new series, the Oihana series, and Master series, with the hope of capturing different segments of the ukulele market.


What Pono Ukulele series are there?


Pono's entry-level professional series is known as Pono's Basic series. Pono's mid-level professional series is known as Pono's Oihana series, and Pono's top-tier professional series is known as Pono's Master Series.


Why the change?


Pono's Pro Classic series was introduced in 2010, and for over 10 years was Pono's most competitive price fighter to quality Hawaiian made ukuleles. Until 2023, there was nothing that sat in the price-point in-between Pono's Basic range ($749 - 849) and the Pro Classic range (approx $2000). The Pro Classic series was popular for having the highest grade timber available (Master Grade), being custom-level-quality, and being half the price of an equivalent Hawaiian-made ukulele.


What features does Pono's Oihana Series have?


The only difference between the Pro Classic series and the new Oihana series is that the Oihana series only has top binding, compared to the Pro Classic which had both top, and bottom binding, a non-issue for those looking to save hundreds of dollars, and get a ukulele with the highest grade timber available (Master Grade). Every Pono Oihana ukulele has all Master Grade timber, a Macassar Ebony fretboard, bridge, faceplate and tail-piece, a custom crafted bone-nut and saddle, grover machine heads, and the same quality craftsmanship all Pono ukuleles are known for, finished off with flame maple top-binding, a stunning touch.


Pono's Oihana Mango and Acacia Tenor


Currently Quality Ukes has two Oihana models in stock, the Pono MGT-O and the Pono AT-O. Do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to see more photos, recieve a sound demo, or organise a video call.


Check-out these photos of one of our Pono Oihana MGT-O and AT-Os:


Pono Mango Tenor Oihana Series
Pono Mango Tenor Oihana Series

Pono Acacia Tenor Oihana Series
Pono Acacia Tenor Oihana Series

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