View Full Version : Custom Jim Williams Baritone

Hippie Dribble
03-03-2013, 04:23 PM

this is a stunning and wonderful sounding baritone, hand built by Jim Williams (http://www.guitarcraft.com.au/) c.2010

he is a renowned Australian classical guitar maker whose instruments sell in the thousands of dollars. he has not built many ukes, and in fact, has ceased building completely now due to health issues


curly tasmanian blackwood back and sides
western red cedar top
cream celluloid top body binding
rosewood fretboard, bridge and headplate
queensland maple neck
maple & rosewood rosette
open geared tuners w/black buttons
bone nut and saddle
18 frets
southcoast heavy gauge strings

incredibly low action and ease of playability, warm and beautifully balanced tone, a high class uke. cedar has very very tight grain. uke has great projection, volume and sustain and is gorgeous to look at also

one issue: has a 1.5cm hairline crack on the right hand lower bout. stable, easily fixed and doesn't affect tone or playability. otherwise the uke is without blemish



sound demos to follow...

paypal only please. thanks for looking.

Hippie Dribble
03-03-2013, 06:01 PM
some more pics...


i will have some sound and video samples up tomorrow

Hippie Dribble
03-03-2013, 06:09 PM
trying not very successfully to show the area where the hairline crack is...it is small and difficult to capture with my camera I'm sorry...


(the slightly pale coloured crease along the RHS is the area in question)

Hippie Dribble
03-03-2013, 07:40 PM
sound and visual sample as promised


03-04-2013, 03:16 AM
Its a shame to part with this uke. Jim Williams wrote a book called "the Guitar Makers Manual" in 1988(?) and it is still selling on sites like Amazon. Its like selling a Picasso.
If you check his site he still has a lot of timber and some uke kits for sale.

Hippie Dribble
03-04-2013, 09:03 AM
uke sold thanks