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Laurie Williams Kiwi Whitebait Guitar (New)

  • Signature level, Whitebait, Ancient Kauri back & sides
  • Stunning, matching Ancient Kauri neck
  • Waingarara kauri soundboard
  • Macassar Ebony top and back ergonomic bevels
  • Macassar Ebony bindings
  • Antique bronze Gotoh 510 tuning machines with custom Macassar Ebony buttons
  • Mosaic rosette crafted from pieces of ancient Kauri. Laurie inlaid them at various angles, so the rosette appears to change color as you rotate the guitar. It is a very cool effect. This rosette also has Maple & Macassar Ebony trim
  • The Ebony fretboard sports a 12th fret abalone inlay and has abalone micro purlings all around it.
  • Colorful abalone top trim
  • Ebony bridge with Ebony bridge pins
  • The tone of this guitar right out of the box is simply amazing. Full and responsive, with a crystalline clarity that is intoxicating!
  • SN 16188
  • Wine colored Hoffee flight case included
  • More about Ancient Kauri wood in Laurie's own words: "Thousands of years ago, for reasons that will probably always remain a mystery, some of the kauri forests that grew over much of the North of the North Island of New Zealand were destroyed. These trees were buried under peat swamps where they have remained undisturbed, and well preserved, until recent times. There are differing theories regarding what caused these events but whatever the cause, these trees have been sealed from the air and have been preserved for thousands of years.
    Exactly how many thousands is open to debate but logs have been independently carbon dated from 3,000 to over 45,000 years old depending on the area that it is extracted. It is the oldest workable timber in the world. It is not petrified but can be sawed, planed and turned like many other species, although it can be problematic and experience is required to use it to its full potential in musical instruments."
  • OPTIONS
  • Condition: New
  • Frets to Body: 14
  • Scale Length: 25"
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Saddle Spacing: 2 1/4"
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Bevels: Top & Back
  • Case: Hoffee flight case
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    Laurie Williams
    Brand New
    Whitebait Ancient Kauri
    Original Hard
    24 Years
    $15,600
    Guitar Gallery
    Robin Weber
    615-672-7733
    Online Only
    12:40 PM
    Available M-F (10-4:00) CST. Via email at Info@GuitarGal.com or 615-672-7733.

    We accept Visa/Mastercard/American Express/Discover from USA residents and good ol' cash. Personal checks are accepted under the condition that shipment is delayed until the check clears the bank. TN residents add 9 3/4% sales tax.

    We ship Fedex ground insured, unless otherwise specified by the buyer. On finer instruments, we insist on overnight shipment for safe handling. Buyer pays shipping unless otherwise agreed upon. International shipments are via FedEx.

    Must have prior approval of return. Opened strings are not returnable. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your guitar, simply return it fully insured (with prior authorization) via shipping method we agree upon. When we receive the instrument in the same condition as when we shipped it, you will happily be issued a refund minus all shipping costs.