Peter Hurney, who builds under the Pohaku name, has never been content to follow the crowd. This new soprano ukulele is a great example of that ethos. The top is spruce but the back and sides are pheasantwood, which grows in Southeast Asia and is similar in tone and appearance to wenge. It’s set up with PegHeds, which resemble friction pegs but are actually lightweight geared tuning machines. The neck is pearwood and the fretboard is ebony. This is a great sounding soprano with a clear, bell-like tone and lots of volume.