Before I started building this I
showed a drawing of it to my
daughter. She looked at it and
said, "Oh, a jazz peanut."
This instrument, inspired by the
Blue Uke, has a 16 inch scale.
Which is my concert size
ukulele. The neck joins the body
at the 14th fret, and is
reinforced with a carbon fiber
rod. (Which is the case with all
my instruments.) The back,
sides and neck are "fiddle back"
maple and the top is Engelman
Spruce. The radiused
fingerboard and bridge are
The bone nut and compensated saddle have also been radiused.
Mother of Pearl has been used for the "R" headstock inlay and the
fingerboard markers. Side dots have also been provided. It has Gotoh
tuners with pearl buttons.
An Ameritage case is being custom made to fit this instrument
Jazz Peanut behind Blue Uke
Very curly maple back, sides and neck with a
Engelmann Spruce top. It was difficult to
photograph. Because of it's light color the
pictures tended to get "washed out." The
neck is made from the same wood as the
back and sides and has just as much figure,
although it's difficult to see in the pictures.
The "concert sized" Jazz Peanut's sound is more
robust than a Blue Uke, as you would expect with
a larger instrument. The scale length is my
typical concert length, at 16 inches, and the neck
joins the body at the 14th fret. The radiused
fingerboard and bridge are ebony. Fingerboard
markers, side dots and "R" logo are all inlayed in
abalone. The nut and compensated saddle are
black Corian. It has nickel plated Gotoh tuners.
Natural Jazz Peanut