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Old 10-02-2017, 02:12 PM
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Default Laurie Williams Tui Kauri/Kauri SJ New Price!

FOR SALE: Laurie Williams Tui, non cutaway in near mint condition. This is a uniquely beautiful guitar in every way.

-Built in 2002 by Laurie Williams of New Zealand
-Ancient flamed Kauri back & sides
-Waingarara Kauri top
-Minimal playing time
-Full specs, Photos & Laurie Williams story below

-No trades
-Replacement Value is $9,850 (that is what it is insured for)

[B][U]PRICE: $2995 plus shipping!

Condition: Carefully maintained/handled, always cased & humidified. It will come in a Martin 100th Anniversary Geib-style case, as it came to me.


"Laurie is one of my favorite builders, creating gorgeous guitars with precise, soothing tone. He is among the very best craftsman and builds in New Zealand. So, he flies under the radar in comparison to the hand crafted U.S. builders with whom AGF members & connoisseurs of fine guitars are familiar.

This beautiful Williams guitar is Waingarara Kauri topped, which has a beautiful golden hue. A species that only grows in New Zealand and cannot be exported or chopped down unless authorized by the government. The back is made of exquisite ancient flamed swamp Kauri. This particular tree fell in a peat bog between 30,000-50,000 years ago and was perfectly preserved in an environment void of oxygen. This is one of the rarest woods on earth. Laurie lives in the Paraoanui Valley in the Far North of New Zealand's North Island.

He has been building professionally since 1993 in a 1 man workshop at home & his instruments are all made individually. He has built over 200 instruments.

Part of what distinguishes Laurie from many of today's top luthiers is the story of the building process itself. It is an immersive, hands-on style that has begun in the native forest in search of timber. The Documentary Song of the Kauri documents the pinnacle of his search for the Kauri tone wood he uses for his sound boards, but he has often used, and continues to use, wind fallen trees or salvaged logs, the sinkers of previous generations. His extensive stock collected over decades has resulted in some of the most unique and beautiful woods you will ever find.

Most of the tone woods he uses you simply can't buy "off the shelf". From the rough sawn timber, Laurie cuts all his native sets as well as the smaller items such as the solid wood purfling and binding . Laurie also designs & inlays original designs and invites your ideas when designing a special custom instruments."

Specifications
Guitar Laurie Williams Tui
Bevel No
Bracing on Top X Bracing
Case TKL Hard Shell Case
Cutaway No
Dimensions-Total Length 41 1/2"
Dimensions-Body Length 20 15/16"
Dimensions-Body Upper Bout 11 3/4"
Dimensions Body-Waist 9 1/8"
Dimensions-Body Lower Bout 15 3/4"
Dimensions-Body Depth 3 7/8" to 4 3/4"
Dimensions-Nut Width 1.75", 1 3/4", 44.45mm
Dimensions-String Spacing @ Bridge 2 3/16"
Dimensions-Radius 15"
Dimensions-Scale 25.5"
Electronics No
Fingerboard Gaboon Ebony Fingerboard. Evo gold frets.
Finish Catalyzed Polyurethane/UV Cured
Frets to Neck 14
Frets Total 20
Inlays Micro Paua borders around top. MOP "W" logo headstock & paua diamond fret markers.
Luthier Laurie Williams
Luthier Website guitars.kiwi
Neck Truss Rod 2 way adjustable in headstock
Notes "See it played here on Dream Guitar website: http://www.dreamguitars.com/detail/4...ams_tui_02086/
Nut Vintage Bone Nut & Saddle
Pickguard None
Pickups None
Rosette Paua abalone/Tulip Wood/Paua abalone
Saddle Camel Bone Nut & Saddle
Serial # #02084 (2002 built, 84th guitar made)
Shape Grand Auditorium
Style Steel-6 string
Tuners Gold Gotoh 510 with gold buttons
Where Made Mangonui, Taipa, New Zealand
Wood-Back Flamed Ancient Kauri (30,000-50,000 yrs old)/Tulip Wood Strip
Wood-Binding Ebony
Wood-Bridge Gaboon Ebony Fingerboard and Bridge
Wood-Headstock Walnut Burl Headstock Front & Back Overlay
Wood-Neck 3 Piece Neck Ancient Kauri Neck
Wood-Sides Flamed Ancient Kauri (30,000-50,000 yrs old)
Wood-Top New Zealand Kauri
Year Made 2002
Attached Images
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Old 10-04-2017, 06:00 AM
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Bump for an exceptional guitar!
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Old 10-08-2017, 06:31 AM
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Hurricane bump on this beautiful guitar!
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Old 10-08-2017, 07:37 AM
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Beautiful guitar- very very tasteful appointments!
I am afraid the dreamguitars link does not work anymore?

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Sorry, it must have been taken down.
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Bump for wednesday!
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:54 PM
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Saturday bump for this excellent New Zealand made guitar!
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I am asking $3850 plus shipping for this handmade instrument. I will accept a "Best Offer" as long as it is not a silly price!
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Quote:
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Sorry, it must have been taken down.
Perhaps
https://www.dreamguitars.com/shop/williams-tui.html
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One guitar sold, one to go! Bump!
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Friday morning bump! Thanks!
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Bump for this beauty!
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Saturday, rainy day bump!
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Old 11-01-2017, 02:48 PM
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NEW LOWER PRICE! Beautiful guitar at an amazing price!
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