Instrument Details

2005 Williams Kiwi Taraire/Kauri
$6,175$5,995
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Specs
Status
In Stock
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

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

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.
 

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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