View Full Version : frequently asked but search wont work: wide nut

03-16-2012, 09:38 AM
What makers offer a wide nut like 1 1/2 or greater? High end and low end the whole spectrum

Scott S.
03-16-2012, 09:55 AM
I think LoPrinzi will build you a 1 1/2" for the same price as a standard model. And mine plays beautifully.

03-16-2012, 09:56 AM
Kanile'a tenor has a 1.5" nut, as does the aNueNue O'ahu tenor.

03-16-2012, 10:19 AM
Oscar Schmidt makes a wide neck but I don't know the exact dimensions. Ukulele Mike uses one in some of his teaching videos.

03-16-2012, 10:24 AM
Here's one that addressed it:


The search function is tough if they are common words. Hope this helps

03-16-2012, 11:48 AM
I researched this on the thread linked by vanflynn. Kanile'a and their Islander ukuleles apparently all have 1 1/2" nut width. I tried out the Oscar Schmidt OU6W (tenor) which has a 1 3/4" nut. The strings are very widely spaced. I liked the instrument, but the nut width seemed almost ridiculous. I've read here that Lanikai has the LQA-C with a nut width of 1 3/4" too, plus a couple of other exotic wood models (zebrawood and monkeypod),in tenor and concert sizes at 1 1/2".

I found one claim that the Koaloha tenor had a wide nut width, but I measured one and it was 1 3/8".

Other than the ones mentioned, I guess most builders will make one for you. Not a lot to choose from, but some very nice instruments, to be sure.

Uke Republic
03-16-2012, 01:03 PM
LoPrinzi will do 1.5". We've had them made before- koa, mahogany , cherry etc.

03-16-2012, 02:12 PM
Thank you gents, Van, thanks for finding the link, for what ever reason the search function wasn't working at all, Steve thanks for the insight.

03-16-2012, 02:51 PM
not mentioned is kelii tenors have a hair under 1-1/2 nut as well as alleles from Todaro which are 1-5/8

Hippie Dribble
03-16-2012, 03:15 PM
Mya Moe will do that for you no probs as well

03-16-2012, 03:41 PM
Awesome, I'm checking them out now! Thanks MGM and Eugene