Tim Williams Solid Mahogany Concert ukulele in gigbag
This is an utterly charming and beguiling concert 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.
The best compliment I can give this concert is that the sound reminds me of the solid mahogany Kiwaya KTC models. It has a really beautiful vintage voice, and like all the other ukes of Tim's, it maintains it's presence and clarity up the neck. The intonation is very decent, without being absolutely perfect, which combined with that lovely presence in the sound allows you to confidently explore up the neck.
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
381mm (15") scale length
35mm nut width with 29mm G to A string spacing
Bone nut and saddle
Black nylon high G strings
Wenge fretboard and bridge
Philippine mahogany neck
American walnut binding and headplate
Gotoh UK700 geared tuners