Peter Hurney nicknamed this Pohaku walnut and cedar concert ukulele “Chocolate Mountain.” A little walnut ‘mountain’ is inlaid at the bottom of the spruce soundboard as well as smaller maple ‘mountains’ inlaid into the Rosewood fingerboard, strategically placed as fret markers. The Walnut is a curly Claro (or California) Walnut and the Spruce is Bearclaw Sitka from Canada. This particular Walnut wood is intensely curly which gives it a lovely and deep chocolate color. Yum.
About Peter Hurney:
Hurney's first Pohaku Ukuleles were made in Kailua, Hawaii, in the early 1990's. Now in Berkeley, California, Peter creates 20-30 custom instruments a year from Pohaku’s climate controlled wood-shop and studio, creating dynamic ukuleles ranging in style, from vintage and classical to art deco, art nouveau and even modern steampunk.