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Laurie Williams Signature Tui Guitar

Laurie Williams Signature Tui Guitar

$ 18,400.00

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Laurie Williams Signature Tui Guitar (New)

  • Ancient Kauri back, sides, & neck. ALL from the same flitch (this means the grain matches as well as the woods allow)
  • 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."
  • Waingarara kauri top
  • Top & back ergonomic bevels
  • Venetian cutaway
  • Gabon Ebony fretboard with delicate micro borders of paua abalone on either side of cocobolo purflings
  • This same treatment surrounds the headstock
  • The fretboard also has a beautiful yellow climbing rose inlay
  • This yellow rose motif is repeated on the headstock faceplate
  • The faceplate, is a heavily burled walnut, super good looking
  • This same burled wood is the foundation for the rosette, with also has tiny yellow roses and New Zealand paua inlays
  • Gold Gotoh 510 tuning machines with Macassar Ebony buttons
  • Macassar Ebony bindings
  • The back center strip is bordered by fine Paua purflings, as is the end graft
  • Ebony bridge with Ebony bridge pins
  • 45 style appointments, i.e. Abalone micro purflings adorn the top, back,  and sides, heck even the heel has this intricate accent
  • Hoffee custom flight case with headstock ramps
  • The tone is robust and very rich - very appealing
  • Condition: New
  • Frets to Body: 14
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • String spacing at saddle: 2 1/4"
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Bevels: Top & Back