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2005 Williams Kiwi: Puerto Rico Charity Auction!
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Williams
Product Year
2005
Model
Kiwi
Serial #
5111
New/Preowned
Preowned
UPC
702685044026
SKU
2989
Condition
Excellent Excellent but for two small dings on side that sits on the player's leg.
Body Type(s)
Small, 000
Back & Sides
Taraire
Top
Kauri
Neck Wood
Kauri
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
12th Fret Kiwi Bird Inlay
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Taraire
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Bindings
Taraire
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.375 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
14.875 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
24.75 in
Scale Length (mm)
628.7 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.19 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.6 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description


After the success of our recent Rainsong auction to provide relief for Hurricane Harvey, we want to keep the momentum going to help Puerto Rico out. This guitar is being offered in an online auction to provide aid to those affected. 25% of the final bid will go to this fundraiser as a tax-deductible donation: http://unidosporpuertorico.com/en/. This guitar was originally $5,995, but we’re starting the bidding at $1,995. Please email your bids to [email protected]. In the order that we receive bids, we will update the current price above. Bids within the U.S., please. The auction will close at 12pm EST Sunday, 10/15/17. Once the donation is finalized, we will ship you the guitar for free! Thank you for helping out!


Laurie Williams made his claim to fame several years ago when he discovered his legendary "Whitebait" Kauri log, which he then converted into billets for instrument making, but that's not the only local wood (exotic for us) that Williams employs in his powerful stringed instruments. In addition to Kauri, with its warmth and great projection (like the difference between Cedar and Redwood, but amplified), he chose to construct the back and sides on this 2005 Kiwi OM with Taraire, a New Zealand species similar to the Rosewood family with its rich, balanced tone and workability. Under Williams' painstaking care, these woods have been transformed into an instrument with amazing action and response, which is deeply resonant in lowered tunings like DADGAD, and has trebles with a clear, focused tone. Fingerstylists will love the easy playability of the OM-size body and the 12-fret neck and 24 3/4" scale, allowing arrangements to ring flawlesssly smooth. Safe in its Ameritage hardshell case, this Kiwi is ready to go anywhere with its rich, resonant voice.



Laurie Williams builds with the native woods of his homeland, New Zealand. The result here is an OM sized guitar with more bass and fullness than you might expect. Something different, exciting and beautiful.
 
The tone of this guitar is compelling, makes me want to play sweet pieces. The mids and highs are crisp and the lows are punchy and controlled.
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SCALE LENGTH 24.75 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.19 in
WOODS KAURI,
TARAIRE

After the success of our recent Rainsong auction to provide relief for Hurricane Harvey, we want to keep the momentum going to help Puerto Rico out. This guitar is being offered in an online auction to provide aid to those affected.
 

Laurie Williams builds with the native woods of his homeland, New Zealand. The result here is an OM sized guitar with more bass and fullness than you might expect.
 
The tone of this guitar is compelling, makes me want to play sweet pieces. The mids and highs are crisp and the lows are punchy and controlled.
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