Tim Williams Solid Mahogany Soprano ukulele in gigbag
This is an utterly charming and beguiling soprano ukulele, made by the lovely Tim Williams. Tim is a massively experience luthier, making guitars and ukuleles in his workshop in Cornwall. He came to see us with a family of 4 solid mahogany ukuleles, which we are very proud to stock for your delectation.
Although it is not the loudest soprano that you will play, it does have a very sweet tone indeed, which is very consistent all the way up the neck. Like all sopranos, the intonation is not absolutely perfect across all the strings on every fret up the neck, but it is a lot, lot better than most, and in normal playing you will find it perfectly decent.
A lot of love and attention has gone into the building of this instrument. The inlay, binding and purfling work is just the external manifestation of this, but if you peer inside you can see the lovely precision of the build in the bracing and lining as well.
So, fundamentally this uke is extremely well made, but as is often the case with luthier built instruments, where every element is made by hand, if you scrutinise it closely you will see small inconsistencies in details like the purfling, and pits in the finish where owing to the fact that no grain filler has been used, the finish has sunk into the open pores in the wood. So, please do not expect a perfect factory machine buffed mirror finish!
Solid African mahogany top
Solid sapele back and sides
347mm scale length
37mm nut width with 30mm G to A string spacing
Bone nut and saddle
Clear fluorocarbon high G strings
Wenge fretboard and bridge
Philippine mahogany neck
American walnut binding and headplate
Matte finish on open pore wood
Grover open geared tuners
Boston superpacker gigbag included