Hey Y'all! I am looking to step-up to a custom built ukulele. I currently own an Ohana SK-35, which I do like and play quite often, however I am ready to play and own a more serious instrument. One of the custom builders that I stumbled upon was Boat Paddle. I primarily play soprano size ukes, and would be interested in purchasing the M series, and have it built to my specs. If anyone has had experience with Boat Paddle, both good and bad, I would appreciate your thoughts, reviews, and personal opinions of the instrument, as well as working with the owner/master luthier, Jerry Hoffmann. I talked with him over the phone recently to discuss some options for the build as well as other upgrades. He seems to know a lot about his craft and was quite down-to-earth and easy to talk to. I am close to sending him my deposit to begin the build process, but was hoping some of my fellow UU members could give me their feedback and experiences. This is going to be an investment for me, so I am a bit nervous about spending this much money without first playing the instrument. If you would prefer to send me a PM instead of replying to the thread, then please do so.