Peter Hurney is a Berkley based luthier who makes characterful ukuleles for characterful musicians such as Tippy Canoe, Uni and Her Ukulele and Craig Robertson. You can check out his ukuleles on his website.
I own two of Peter’s ukuleles. If I could afford them I would own more. The first uke I bought from Peter was a curly mahogany with cedar top soprano. It is simply one of the best sounding musical instruments I’ve ever heard. I can play it side by side with any other good ukulele and everyone, including non ukulele players is impressed.
Peter also has a wonderful sense of fun. I think many of his instruments are visually both clever and lovely.
Ami Worthren (of Mad Tea Party) rocks out on her Pohaku ukulele.