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Doc_J
09-05-2015, 12:27 PM
For sale is a Boat Paddle D-Style custom tenor uke by luthier Jerry Hoffman. Features include: Walnut back and sides, spruce top, maple & walnut trim, maple neck and Kamagong ebony head plate, fretboard and bridge. High gloss finish. Purfling is maple and walnut. Tri-lobed sound hole is bound in walnut. Neck is curly big leaf maple. Grover over gear tuners. Mother of pearl logo ready for inlay. MOP top markers and white side markers. Jerry Hoffman’s Craftsmanship is outstanding. The D-Style is Jerry’s version of a cutaway. Low g tuning. Matching of ebony figuring in the wood for the headstock and fretboard is gorgeous. Mint condition, but has a small builder flaw on back, under the finish (see picture). MiSi pickup was installed by Jerry. This uke was built in September 2013. Has strap button. Includes soft gig bag and MiSi pick-up charger.

This wonderful uke is up for sale to reduce my number of ukes. I’m even surprised I’m selling it.

sold

Here is a sound sample with Worth CTs plus a wound C & G.
https://app.box.com/s/v4uqq19tmanz3w56mt8gkfguheehte6d

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Doc_J
09-05-2015, 12:51 PM
More pictures.
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag56/Doc_Jenkins/Boat%20Paddle%20Tenor/BP%20D-style%20tenor/P1070503_zpswjucvxex.jpg
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warndt
09-05-2015, 02:25 PM
I believe this is Jerry's first D Style that he ever made...it was almost called the "SALVADORE" per his Facebook page...https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.557564900986877.1073741831.121559551254083&type=3

There are more pics of this uke taken during various stages of the build. This ukulele caught my eye back then,,,and still does!

Doc_J
09-05-2015, 02:54 PM
Actually, this was the second D-Style that Jerry made. But, I think it might be prettiest one. :)
The first D-Style tenor was finished in August 2013 made of a Western red cedar and maple.
https://www.facebook.com/121559551254083/photos/ms.c.eJw9x9kJACAMBcGO5OVYk~;TfmIjg~;A2Gz~;axbqVYvN Nkqf7rPe5DAtwizA~_a3wzD.bps.a.515296215213746.1073 741825.121559551254083/515296291880405/?type=1&theater

DaveY
09-05-2015, 03:07 PM
Doc_J, what is the width at the nut, and how would you describe the neck's thickness/depth? Also, what strings are on the uke in the sound sample? Thanks . . .

Doc_J
09-05-2015, 03:28 PM
Doc_J, what is the width at the nut, and how would you describe the neck's thickness/depth? Also, what strings are on the uke in the sound sample? Thanks . . .

Hi Dave,

The width at the nut is right at 1-7/16 inches. The neck is more comfortable than any other BP tenor I have played. It's a medium thickness neck, thinner than other BP tenors but not as thin as some other makers. The neck profile is more a flatish D shape. The strings on it in the sound sample are mash-up (Worth E & A, Aquila wound G, and a GHS wound C). I would probably go with Oasis strings on next string change.

warndt
09-06-2015, 08:14 AM
Actually, this was the second D-Style that Jerry made. But, I think it might be prettiest one. :)
The first D-Style tenor was finished in August 2013 made of a Western red cedar and maple.
https://www.facebook.com/121559551254083/photos/ms.c.eJw9x9kJACAMBcGO5OVYk~;TfmIjg~;A2Gz~;axbqVYvN Nkqf7rPe5DAtwizA~_a3wzD.bps.a.515296215213746.1073 741825.121559551254083/515296291880405/?type=1&theater

Yup...this one has the looks and the personality!

mainger
09-06-2015, 11:08 AM
These are just about the prettiest ukes in the world, imo. Good luck with your sale, it's an amazing instrument.

Doc_J
09-07-2015, 11:36 AM
This uke is sold! Thanks!