The Jazzmistress is a bespoke solid body electric ukulele with a painted douglas fir, meranti or sugar pine reclaimed body, maple neck and your choice of maple, curly maple, birdseye maple, or wenge fret board. It features two single coil pickups, a pickup selector and a phase inversion switch.
Available as a solid body or Thinline.
Most of the parts are created in-house from scratch, for example; the bridge control plate, pickups and the neck. The only outsourced parts are the electronics and the machine-heads.
The pick-ups are hand scatter wound and wax potted – meaning they are soaked in hot bees wax – giving them a distinctive tone with no unwanted feedback.
The woodwork is hand-routed, sanded and spray – painted in-house as well.
The body measures 10.8″ x 14.2″ (275mm x 360mm) and is just under 2″ thick (50mm). Total length is 29″ (730mm) for the tenor and just under 31″ (780mm) for the baritone.
This is a pure electric solid body ukulele with a unique sound that lends itself to being played with over-drive and other standard electric guitar effects.
Strings are regular electric guitar strings. You can use a set of 11’s and add a 13 for a high g or use the fourth string from the set for a low G. You can use thinner strings but the tuning stability becomes less manageable with thinner strings. Thicker strings are also ok. 12’s give a tight feel but 13’s are a bit too stiff. It comes down to personal preference.
Price: From $595 with free shipping worldwide.
Previous Jazzmistress Electric Ukulele builds.