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Tim Williams Solid Mahogany Tenor ukulele in gigbag

£529.00 £440.83
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  • MiSi Rechargeable Active pickup (recommended) + £179.00 (Excl. Tax: £149.17)
  • Fishman Pro Passive pickup + £120.00 (Excl. Tax: £100.00)

This is an utterly charming and beguiling tenor 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.

I love this tenor, for the poise and balance in the sound. Like the soprano and concert, it may not be the loudest and most bombastic of tenors, but the sound is sweet, with real complexity and depth. Even the wound low G is not too prominent - it just sits right in the mix, strummed or picked. There is a very pretty smattering of harmonics as well, which is testament to the experienced hand in the build and the quality materials used.

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!

Specification:
Solid African mahogany top
Solid sapele back and sides
431mm (17") scale length
35mm nut width with 29mm G to A string spacing
Bone nut and saddle
Clear nylon Low G strings, wound Low G
Wenge fretboard and bridge
Philippine mahogany neck
American walnut binding and headplate
Matte finish
Gotoh UK700 geared tuners

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