The Pono line is an excellent option for customers wanting a pro level instrument under a grand. But then the even harder question is… which model? How do the different woods differ in sound?
I have always said that the biggest factor to the sound, or tone, is the brand. The way a company builds makes the biggest difference. You will notice that all of these sound very similar. Pono adjusts their building specs for the wood used, to achieve the tone and stability. But still, the different woods do give a slight variance in range and voice. Here is a handful of various Pono tenors played next to each other. See what you think…
So what did you think? How would you describe the differences? Which one did you like best?
Also, for this new series of sound sample comparisons, what brands and models would you like to hear played next to each other?