The Acoustic Guitar Forum  

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > FOR SALE! > AGF Marketplace

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-25-2012, 06:30 PM
TheFrettedFrog TheFrettedFrog is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 92
Smile Tim Kill Weissenborn

Tim Kill is an Australian luthier and make beautiful instruments down under. We have two of his Weissenborns in consignment at the store. Please contact us for more price and further information. Those guys are made of solid Tasmanian Blackwood. Sound very sweet!

https://picasaweb.google.com/1043525...llWeissenborns
__________________
Roland Belloir
Manager - The Fretted Frog
1200 N.Alvarado Street Los Angeles CA 90026
Ph./Fax 213.353.0734
e-mail: info@thefrettedfrog.com
Visit www.thefrettedfrog.com


Authorized Dealer for:
Art & Lutherie - Blueridge - Boulder Creek - Cole Clark - Godin - Lowden - Simon & Patrick - Taylor
LR Baggs - K&K - Schertler - SR - Traynor
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-26-2012, 02:28 AM
welshruss welshruss is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 121
Default

Tim builds great weissenborns!
__________________
11 Michael Bashkin 00-12
07 Michael Bashkin Placencia OM
10 Tim Kill Weissenborn
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-26-2012, 10:32 PM
TheFrettedFrog TheFrettedFrog is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 92
Exclamation more info

Here is an answer I gave to a request e-mail today. There's nothing confidential so I'd rather share with the rest of the forum:

"The Tim Kills go for $2,000 for the WS model (without tailpiece) and $2,500 for the WSP (Tailpiece + S.Duncan installed pick up). According to my customers, they cost him $3,000 and $4,000 with shipping from Australia. Those are totally handmade. See Tim's website: http://www.timkillcustom.com/

Both are used and in consignment, so they don't really go under warranty. We control them and can insure that they are in good structural condition. We give a 7 days return policy on all gears sold through the store, so you can have a double check.

The WS was made in 2010, the WSP in 2011. My customer has two more still with him and is very serious with his instruments. They are both in mint condition.

They're both all solid Tasmanian Blackwood construction, with a very natural satin finish. You can definitely ell that the WSP is a better grade wood and is more resonant and more complex.
WSP: Birdseye maple fretboard / flamed maple bindings / Tailpiece / Maple floating bridge with metal saddle
WS: T.Blackwood Fretboard/maple binding/ Rosewood bridge (glued)

Any gauge in the 12-62 range should be OK., I wouldn't go higher. The WSP is currently set in G tuning with a John Pearse 17-62 weissenborn set. The WS is tune DADF#AD with a true medium (13-56) set."
__________________
Roland Belloir
Manager - The Fretted Frog
1200 N.Alvarado Street Los Angeles CA 90026
Ph./Fax 213.353.0734
e-mail: info@thefrettedfrog.com
Visit www.thefrettedfrog.com


Authorized Dealer for:
Art & Lutherie - Blueridge - Boulder Creek - Cole Clark - Godin - Lowden - Simon & Patrick - Taylor
LR Baggs - K&K - Schertler - SR - Traynor
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-27-2012, 04:29 PM
welshruss welshruss is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 121
Default

I use John Pearce Weissenborn D tuning strings on my Kill.

Tim build great guitars and is very approachable. I've had mine nearly two years and its a great guitar, mine is all mahogany.

Jeff Lang and Xavier Rudd play them.
__________________
11 Michael Bashkin 00-12
07 Michael Bashkin Placencia OM
10 Tim Kill Weissenborn

Last edited by welshruss; 04-27-2012 at 04:30 PM. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-28-2012, 04:20 PM
TheFrettedFrog TheFrettedFrog is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 92
Default Weissenborn down under

Thanks for the insight. I've also seen pictures of John Butler with Tim. Do you know if he plays his instruments as well? The least i can say, even if I'm not a lapsteel player, those sound really sweet. Need to learn!
__________________
Roland Belloir
Manager - The Fretted Frog
1200 N.Alvarado Street Los Angeles CA 90026
Ph./Fax 213.353.0734
e-mail: info@thefrettedfrog.com
Visit www.thefrettedfrog.com


Authorized Dealer for:
Art & Lutherie - Blueridge - Boulder Creek - Cole Clark - Godin - Lowden - Simon & Patrick - Taylor
LR Baggs - K&K - Schertler - SR - Traynor
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-28-2012, 08:51 PM
welshruss welshruss is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 121
Default

Just tune one into open D get a slide and you'll be hooked!

Not sure about John Butler but Harry Manx has one. If they were for sale in Aus they'd be snapped up quickly.
__________________
11 Michael Bashkin 00-12
07 Michael Bashkin Placencia OM
10 Tim Kill Weissenborn
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > FOR SALE! > AGF Marketplace

Tags
australian luthier, tim kill, weissenborn

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Loading

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=