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Williams Tui Whitebait Kauri/Kauri HIGHEST GRADE KAURI!
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Status
Sold
Brand
Williams, Laurie
Product Year
2003
Model
Tui True Whitebait!
Serial #
3100
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
1625
Condition
Like New, Pristine
Body Type(s)
Medium, Grand Concert
Back & Sides
Kauri
Top
Kauri
Neck Wood
Kauri
Bridge
Rosewood - Cocobolo
Rosette
Paua Shell
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony with Abalone Lines
Fret Markers
Tui on 12th Fret
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ancient Kauri
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Rosewood - Cocobolo
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.63 in
Upper Bout
11.5 in
Lower Bout
15.75 in
Body Depth Heel
3.88 in
Body Depth Tail
4.63 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645.2 mm
Nut Width
1.78 in
Nut Width (mm)
45.2 mm
String Spacing
2.13 in
String Spacing (mm)
54 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Calton Flight Case
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Description

Ancient Kauri wood is one of the most rare tonewoods we have and a single log of it was found in 1998 with an intense figuring that resembles a school of Whitebait fish swimming beneath the water. Laurie Williams reserves the handful of sets he has of this Ancient 'Williams Whitebait' wood for his finest guitars. There are only a few guitars of this quality in the entire world and this is one of them. The back and sides are simply mesmerizing and the headstock and backplate also feature Whitebait. The top is modern milled Kauri and the entire guitar is bound in Cocobolo Rosewood with very fine lines of Abalone giving it a sophisticated shimmer. Laurie's current price for a true 'Williams Whitebait' is $35,000 and he increases the price $5,000 with each one he makes so these are wonderfully collectible guitars as well as superb playing instruments

Attention collector's, this is one of the very rarest guitars on the planet. Laurie has told me he has just a handful of sets of his true 'Williams Whitebait' Ancient Kauri wood for the rest of his building career. Aside from being absolutely gorgeous in every way, this guitar plays beautifully and the sound is crystal clear and pure with solid bass and shimmering highs. This one is pristine and offering well below the cost of a new one. This may well outperform the stock market for those of you unsure of where to put your money these days...
 
This is possibly the prettiest Williams I've seen come through the shop. The tone is crisp and clear and the workmanship is excellent
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.78 in
STRING SPACING 2.13 in
WOODS KAURI,
KAURI

Ancient Kauri wood is one of the most rare tonewoods we have and a single log of it was found in 1998 with an intense figuring that resembles a school of Whitebait fish swimming beneath the water. Laurie Williams reserves the handful of sets he has of this Ancient 'Williams Whitebait' wood for his finest guitars.
 

Attention collector's, this is one of the very rarest guitars on the planet. Laurie has told me he has just a handful of sets of his true 'Williams Whitebait' Ancient Kauri wood for the rest of his building career.
 
This is possibly the prettiest Williams I've seen come through the shop. The tone is crisp and clear and the workmanship is excellent
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