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blue_knight_usa
06-20-2012, 06:47 PM
Hi All, picked up my new uke last weekend from Peter Hurney. I designed this ukulele as a tribute piece to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Perfect intonation, wonderful action, has that great rich Mahogany sound.

This is dedicated to Frank Trejo whom I worked with for many years and was shot and killed in the line of duty while serving as a Deputy Sheriff for the County of Sonoma on March 29th., 1995. I'll never forget that night when I heard our dispatchers radio "Officer down".

SPECS: Curly Honduran Mahogany sides and back, master grade straight grained Honduran Mahogany top, rosewood fretboard, gold MOP badge with inner shell crest, mop side fret markers, curly Koa binding, black/white stripe (with maple), abalone rosette, peghead tuners, burle rear headstock, maple mustache with multi-wood inlaid .223 bullet. Thanks Peter for a masterpiece!

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blue_knight_usa
06-20-2012, 06:49 PM
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consitter
06-20-2012, 06:53 PM
Beautiful ukulele...and a moving tribute.

erivel
06-20-2012, 09:17 PM
Ah, I love new Pohaku day! Jay that turned out really incredible...congrats!

TCK
06-20-2012, 09:29 PM
It is beautiful, and a great tribute to one of the folks that keep my home safe. Bless up Sonoma County Sheriffs- your deeds do not go unnoticed.

808boy
06-20-2012, 09:38 PM
Aloha B K USA,
Man, THAT IS a gorgeous uke and a moving tribute for your friend. May you have many Blessed days with it.

bdukes
06-21-2012, 12:25 AM
Beautiful uke and tribute. There's nothing like a new uke day with a story.

caukulele
06-21-2012, 02:53 AM
Thanks for sharing your beautiful uke! What a great way to do a tribute, every time you pick it up, it will remind you of Frank. Would love to hear a sound sample...

vanflynn
06-21-2012, 03:07 AM
There's a new sherrif in town and it shure is perdy. Congrats on a beautiful instrument and a beautiful rememberance

GinnyT11
06-21-2012, 03:40 AM
Congratulations on this very personal design!
Whenever you pick it up to play, you'll be saluting your friend without feeling sad.

jmw
06-21-2012, 05:16 AM
It is absolutely stunning.

blue_knight_usa
06-21-2012, 05:38 AM
Thank you everyone for the kind words. I will be getting a video out soon with the sound sample as I had quite a few PM's for that.
Hopefully in the next week I can get something posted on my Youtube Channel.

Cheers!

Dan Uke
06-21-2012, 06:43 AM
Thank you everyone for the kind words. I will be getting a video out soon with the sound sample as I had quite a few PM's for that.
Hopefully in the next week I can get something posted on my Youtube Channel.

Cheers!

I'm really curious on the sound sample as your William King sounds amazing. You got some nice adz

mds725
06-21-2012, 07:02 AM
Congratulations on the new ukulele and thank you for sharing your tribute to your fallen friend. I hope you're able to remember him and the good he brought to this world whenever you play it.

RyanMFT
06-21-2012, 08:50 AM
It is a beauty, and even prettier in person! Having had the chance to hold and play this ukulele at Jay's place....what an amazingly creative and wonderful instrument! Peter Hurney is a master!

By the way everyone.....look at Jay's ukulele signature lineup, his taste in ukuleles is second to none! Not only that....but he is the classiest guy I know!

DAPuke
06-21-2012, 08:52 AM
Awesome Jay, nice job on the design. I can't wait to hear it.
Don

pepamahina
06-21-2012, 11:42 AM
Congratulations on your new Pohaku! I love how each one is really different and personalized for the owner, and the sound is second to none. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have mine!

webby
06-21-2012, 12:31 PM
Lovely looking uke but I don't get the inlaid bullet, to me that's like building a guitar in remembrance of Hendrix and inlaying a syringe.

kvehe
06-21-2012, 01:25 PM
What a beautiful uke and touching remembrance.

Kathryn

blue_knight_usa
06-21-2012, 01:37 PM
Hi nongdam, The William King is a long scale tenor while this is a concert. However, the sound is definitely big for a concert and after playing it non-stop it's already sounding bigger.
I'll definitely try to get a video up before the end of the weekend.
Cheers!


I'm really curious on the sound sample as your William King sounds amazing. You got some nice adz

blue_knight_usa
06-21-2012, 01:38 PM
Ryan, you are too kind! Thanks for your support and being a great friend and uke partner!


It is a beauty, and even prettier in person! Having had the chance to hold and play this ukulele at Jay's place....what an amazingly creative and wonderful instrument! Peter Hurney is a master!

By the way everyone.....look at Jay's ukulele signature lineup, his taste in ukuleles is second to none! Not only that....but he is the classiest guy I know!

mm stan
06-25-2012, 06:37 PM
Aloha Jay,
Wow that is an awesome pohaku...congratulations so nice to dedicate it to your friend, Happy strummings, Stan
Nice Collection too....

blue_knight_usa
07-13-2012, 08:56 PM
Thanks Stan!