Ukes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! This Turturro Peanut Uke was donated to the MET several years ago by Catch and Release (I just thought it should be in a museum.) The uke was on display in a glass case in 1996.
The Peanut Uke was developed to compete with the myriad of different uke styles present in the 20's and 30's. The back is actually shaped like half of a peanut shell and the fingerboard extends down onto the body in the shape of a bird's wing! This uke originally came from the private collection of Mike Longworth.