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Laurie Williams Classical Guitar

Laurie Williams Classical Guitar

$ 12,500.00

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Laurie Williams Classical Guitar (2012)

  • Extremely high quality, flame, Ancient Kauri back & sides
  • More about this wood in Laurie's own words: "Thousands of years ago, for reasons that will probably always remain a mystery, some of the kauri forests that grew over much of the North of the North Island of New Zealand were destroyed. These trees were buried under peat swamps where they have remained undisturbed, and well preserved, until recent times. There are differing theories regarding what caused these events but whatever the cause, these trees have been sealed from the air and have been preserved for thousands of years.
    Exactly how many thousands is open to debate but logs have been independently carbon dated from 3,000 to over 45,000 years old depending on the area that it is extracted. It is the oldest workable timber in the world. It is not petrified but can be sawed, planed and turned like many other species, although it can be problematic and experience is required to use it to its full potential in musical instruments."
  • Sinker Paraoanui Top
  • Again, in Laurie's words: "The Paraoanui sinker is one such log. It was found by my son Shiloh, not far from our house after a flood had left it high and dry. From the identification stamp on the butt it could be over a century old, and was it seems, destined to pop up just at the right time on this luthier's front lawn.....who knew?"
  • Both of these woods are native to New Zealand, where this guitar was born
  • Venetian cutaway
  • Ergonomic top bevel of New Zealand Rimu
  • NZ Rimu bindings
  • Delicate, colorful micro purflings decorate the top, back & sides
  • This fine purfling also accents the bevel and endgraft
  • Insanely detailed workmanship
  • Slotted headstock
  • Paua abalone logo
  • Burled Imbuya top purfling
  • Imbuya burled rosette 
  • This same material forms the tie block on the bridge
  • Laminated neck, mainly of New Zealand Totara
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Black Gotoh tuning machines with Black Onyx looking buttons
  • Near Mint condition
  • SN 11154
  • Original Ameritage case with embossed builder logo included
  • Condition: Near Mint, Used
  • Frets to Body: 12
  • Scale Length: 650mm
  • Nut Width: 2"
  • Saddle Spacing: 2 3/8"
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Bevel: Top