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Thread: NEW UKE DAY: "The Sheriff" - POHAKU MASTERPIECE

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    Default NEW UKE DAY: "The Sheriff" - POHAKU MASTERPIECE

    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!

    Badge Headstock_3700.jpgBridge Saddle_3695_1.jpgBullet Inlay_3694.jpgCurly Honduran Side_3701_1.jpgCurly Koa Binding and Bottom Stripe_3716_1.jpg
    Keep on Uke'n!
    Jay
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    Default NEW UKE DAY: "The Sheriff" - POHAKU MASTERPIECE (More Photos)

    Keep on Uke'n!
    Jay
    http://www.youtube.com/user/JayUkulele/videos
    https://bandhub.com/ukulelejay#/collabs
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    "I only need just one more..." final last words to wife.

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    Beautiful ukulele...and a moving tribute.
    You, sir, are the devil. --Tammy
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    Ah, I love new Pohaku day! Jay that turned out really incredible...congrats!
    Last edited by erivel; 06-20-2012 at 10:31 PM.

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    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.

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    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.
    Uku Itch: Live It, Love It, Share It
    Mele: My Song, My Joy, My uke....
    Proud Designer and Owner of the "B&D Special" and the "Maui Kai" by Willie Wixom

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    Beautiful uke and tribute. There's nothing like a new uke day with a story.
    -bill



    Relationship status: Kamaka HF-3 Tenor, Kamaka HF-36 Lili'u Tenor, Mainland Mahogany Soprano, Fluke Hibiscus, Farnsworth 2000 Soprano, Hilo Soprano (you never forget your first)

    Previous Relationships: Collings UT1-Koa, Koaloha Pineapple Sunday, Pono AT-SHC Tenor, Pono MHT-SH Tenor, Pono MPT-SH Tenor, Favilla Baritone, Mainland Red Cedar Concert, KoAloha Longneck Soprano

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    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...
    "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."Thomas Merton



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    There's a new sherrif in town and it shure is perdy. Congrats on a beautiful instrument and a beautiful rememberance

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    Congratulations on this very personal design!
    Whenever you pick it up to play, you'll be saluting your friend without feeling sad.
    ~Ginny

    Leave every place better than you found it.

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