Friday, April 17, 2009

Arrival of a King

The William King LS-concert is finally in my hands! It makes for an exciting day anticipating the arrival of a new ukulele, especially one as exquisite as this one. Here's a quick picture documentation of its arrival. I'll try to post more thoughts, videos, etc, in the coming days.

Very early initial impression (like after a couple of light strums) is: Pretty heavy, characteristically of Macassar ebony ukes. Nice crystal clear sound with very good sustain. Outstanding playability. The Gilbert tuners are the real deal.

Packing material

The case emerges


First shot of the ukulele. Fit is kind of tight.

Back view

Side view. Notice the red side purfling.

Headstock with Gilbert tuners.

Another shot of the Gilbert tuners.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is really a nice ukulele. The wood on the back and sides is fantastic.


Which uke should I bring on my next trip to Oahu???

What's the maximum you'd spend on a ukulele case for your best uke?

If you could steal one of my ukes, which one would it be???

How curly do you like your koa? (preferably on a uke)

What's the maximum number of ukes a perfectly sane person should have???

Poll: How often do you play the ukulele???

Poll: Which guitar company's approach to ukes do you prefer???

Poll: What's your favorite type of headstock???

Poll: The new basic Collings concert uke (UC-1) sells for about $1k, your reaction is: