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dkcrown
04-23-2016, 08:32 AM
Up for sale is my custom Boat Paddle ML tenor. Narra back and sides with a Western Red Cedar top. The oversized body contributes to the wonderful, full sound with excellent projection and sustain. It is strung with Savarez strings and a Savarez Cantiga polished wound low G. It is a beautiful ukulele with many, many upgrades. Here are the specs:

Narra back and sides
Western Red Cedar top
Mahogany neck
Maple binding on the body, fretboard, sound hole, and side sound port
Ebony faceplate, bridge and fretboard
MOP BP logo and thumbnail markers
Bone nut and saddle
Waverly tuners
Gloss finish
MiSi under saddle pickup
Custom hard case

There are two small dings under the bridge from a string change, and some faint strumming scratches and play wear. I am adding two sound clips below.

$1600.00 Shipped CONUS, Paypal please. Enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/dkcrown/ste-000-2
https://soundcloud.com/dkcrown/ste-000-copy
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dkcrown
04-23-2016, 08:35 AM
More pics

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dkcrown
04-23-2016, 08:39 AM
more pics

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dkcrown
04-23-2016, 08:42 AM
And some more

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DownUpDave
04-23-2016, 10:04 AM
That is just gorgeous Dana. What is the build date on this and are you the original owner. Thanks

dkcrown
04-23-2016, 11:23 AM
Hi Dave. The build date is June 2012, and yes, I am the original owner. I commissioned this uke from Jerry.

deschutestrout
04-23-2016, 11:35 AM
Dang. Wish I had the funds to do this ... beauty of an instrument! Wow.

strumsilly
04-23-2016, 12:42 PM
For those unfamilar with BP, he uses a pin nut, no nut slots. Maybe a close up for those who haven't seen these? My daughter lives in St. Louis and I've played a few. not this particular model, though. His is an innovator and the great sound of his instruments speaks of his success. I've always lusted after one. this one is stunning!

sam13
04-23-2016, 01:23 PM
Stunner. Really like, ALOT!

Good luck with the sale.

dkcrown
04-24-2016, 01:15 AM
Thanks for the compliments on the uke folks. And per strumsilly's request, here is a pic of the pinned nut.

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h368/dkcrown1/IMG_2620_zpskmdqejfa.jpg (http://s1106.photobucket.com/user/dkcrown1/media/IMG_2620_zpskmdqejfa.jpg.html)

mainger
04-24-2016, 02:29 AM
OMG. I so want this!

bariukish
04-24-2016, 03:21 AM
I don't mean to hijack your thread but I'm interested in the stand you are displaying your beautiful BP on. I also own a couple of Jerry's creations and would like to buy or build 2 or 3 stands similar to these. Can you give me any details directly or a PM if more appropriate ? Good luck with your sale. I'd really, really have a hard time letting go of my BP's.

hollisdwyer
04-24-2016, 03:48 AM
OMG. I so want this!

You should get it then! You won't be sorry. No matter what is in your collection now, this would become one of the best and most loved.

hollisdwyer
04-24-2016, 03:51 AM
Dana, you don't have a BP baritone for sale, do you? I'd be very interested if you do.

deric000
04-24-2016, 04:14 AM
Generally, I don't weigh in on threads with personal observations but ...
Jerry (Boat Paddle/Hoffmann Lutherie) Hoffmann's work is second to none.
Someone is going to walk away with an exceptional instrument.

dkcrown
04-24-2016, 06:57 AM
I don't mean to hijack your thread but I'm interested in the stand you are displaying your beautiful BP on. I also own a couple of Jerry's creations and would like to buy or build 2 or 3 stands similar to these. Can you give me any details directly or a PM if more appropriate ? Good luck with your sale. I'd really, really have a hard time letting go of my BP's.

I made the stand that the uke is on. I am a cabinetmaker by trade. It is maple and mahogany with ebony appointments.

dkcrown
04-24-2016, 06:58 AM
Dana, you don't have a BP baritone for sale, do you? I'd be very interested if you do.

Sorry Hollis. No Baritones in my stable :(

cml
04-24-2016, 07:40 AM
Beautiful uke, I've been intrigued by Hoffmann's ukes since I saw one in a thread a few months ago. Really stunning, and the tone of that one was mindblowing, as I am sure this one is as well. Someone will be very happy with it, good luck with the sale.

bariukish
04-24-2016, 08:12 AM
I made the stand that the uke is on. I am a cabinetmaker by trade. It is maple and mahogany with ebony appointments.

I do some woodworking myself and have some beautiful curly maple just waiting for this. My sincere compliments on your design and execution.

dkcrown
04-24-2016, 08:51 AM
I do some woodworking myself and have some beautiful curly maple just waiting for this. My sincere compliments on your design and execution.

Thanks bariukish

blue_knight_usa
04-24-2016, 05:35 PM
PM sent. Should be sold very soon.

mm stan
04-24-2016, 08:52 PM
Wow very nice, oh my

dkcrown
04-25-2016, 06:02 AM
This uke is now sold and will be off to its new home tomorrow. :)

Recstar24
04-25-2016, 09:56 AM
PM sent. Should be sold very soon.

I think you are going to love it. All of us that are ML tenor owners can't speak highly enough of the instrument and the man behind it. I think you got a killer deal considering mine was bought new as a custom through Jerry under the Hoffmann Lutherie label, and cost a fair chunk more :) Take care and enjoy, and congrats to Dana for getting a little more dough.

GASguy
04-25-2016, 04:34 PM
Boat Paddle ML tenor owner here chiming in now that it seems the deal is made, these are great ukuleles!
Mine is in Ebony and red spruce and the last BP made; even though I already have an ML tenor this cedar topped beauty was very hard to resist!

Congratulations to buyer and seller.

blue_knight_usa
04-26-2016, 02:56 PM
Well, I just got the uke and all I can say is holy BLEEP this baby sings! Honestly I am blown away by the rich and balanced sound. Never have played a BP but have always wanted one and now I am glad I do. Especially the Nara which is not common. I still can smell the wood inside ;-)

The action and playability are awesome and barre chords are fantastically comfortable. It's going to get a lot of play time now and i'll have to add it to my new upcoming "Uke'n Talk Custom" series of reviews I'll be doing on my YouTube channel starting in May. Now I need to call Jerry to see if I can get an interview for the review. Thanks again for the uke...it's a real gem!