All Pohaku Ukuleles are built by master craftsman, and fine artist 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 steam punk.
Peter Hurney’s award-winning instruments have been played on many stages and featured on an abundance of recordings. They've graced numerous galleries, museums, art books, music magazines, and music forums and are coveted by professional musicians world-wide.
May's FEATURED UKULELE
FRESH FROM THE WOODSHOP
A movie short featuring Peter Hurney. “The Pohaku Ukulele Video,” reveals the process of completing a ukulele from start to finish. Without narration the film documents the sheer beauty of Hurney’s creativity and craftsmanship. The soundtrack features local ukulele virtuoso Stephen Strauss. This 27:00 minute film is produced and directed by David Silberberg.
Musicians love a good uke. Here's a few talented recording artists and their favorite Pohaku instruments.