The Peanut

$32,000

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Description

The Peanut was the very first Specimen guitar ever made (circa 1987). The body is carved inside and out into a radial figure-eight shape. Its top is made from 1/4″-thick carved phenolic and mimics the annular rings of a tree, stump view.

The fretboard features engraved pearl inlays depicting the metamorphosis of the stag beetle from larva to mature adult.

Features
  • Neck

    One-piece maple neck-through body with glued-on sides

  • Scale length

    24-1/2"

  • Fretboard

    Ebony

  • Headstock

    Ebony headstock veneer bound in herringbone

  • Body

    Carved maple with phenolic top

  • Pickups

    Single-coil pickup

  • Controls

    Volume

  • Tailpiece

    Sculpted bell-brass tailpiece

  • Other Features

    Carved ebony pickguard

  • Shipping

    Free Shipping within the continental U.S.

This was the first time I have had such an immediate vision of a completed instrument. The public named it “The Peanut.” I had never thought of such a thing. To me, the design is just a shape that tells a story: the story of the stag beetle.

Specimen Custom Electric Guitar
Specimen Custom Electric Guitar
Specimen Custom Electric Guitar
Specimen Custom Electric Guitar
Specimen Custom Peanut Electric Guitar
Specimen Custom Peanut Electric Guitar

Unfortunately, the instrument was not well-documented before we parted ways, so please forgive the poor quality photos.