Oscar Schmidt Debuts Uncle Willie K’s New Signature Ukulele
January, 2012 - Oscar Schmidt is proud to release the OUWK100K, Willie K’s brand new signature model which will be debuting at NAMM 2012. Willie K is a virtuosic singer, performer, songwriter, and actor. Since 1992, he has been steadily releasing albums and performing his songs around the world to high praise. He has recently released his album “Warehouse Blues” and has toured with and opened for legends such as B.B. King, Al DiMeola, and Willie Nelson.
The tenor ukulele, designed by Willie K and Avi Rohen, features a body made exclusively from beautiful Hawaiian koa. It is a 5 string ukulele with a low G string, allowing a pure Hawaiian sound. It has a satin finish with a beautiful abalone rosette and binding. A passive pickup system will enable the pure tones to be heard no matter the venue.
The neck features stunning pearl dot inlays and a beautiful rosewood bridge. Gold Grover® die-cast tuners help ensure stable tuning at all times. The nut and saddle of this instrument are made from synthetic bone.
Oscar Schmidt is owned by US Music Corp, located in Buffalo Grove, IL. US Music Corp is an international music company that manufactures and distributes products worldwide under Washburn Guitars, Parker Guitars, Randall Amplifiers, Eden Electronics, Hagstrom, Jay Turser, Jay J, Warwick, Natal Drums, Phonic, Quik Lok, and Profile brand names. US Music Corp is a subsidiary of Jam Industries, Ltd.