1920’s Weissenborn Style 1. Guitar Database.

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1920's Weissenborn Style 1 Hawaiian Guitar. Guitar Database.


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Luthier Facts :
Name: Weissenborn
Location: Los Angeles, US

Status : No Longer in Business
RIYL: The Weissenborns are the gold standard in wooden lap slide instruments of this style.
Note: (RIYL) Recommended If You Like

1920's Weissenborn Style 1 Hawaiian Guitar. Guitar Database.



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  • Model: Weissenborn Style 1
  • Year: 1920’s
  • Top: Koa
  • Back and sides: Koa

1920's Weissenborn Style 1 Hawaiian Guitar. Guitar Database.


German born Hermann Weissenborn initially started in New York but moved to Los Angeles around 1910 and offered a more standardised, refined building philosophy than Chris Knutsen and his guitars featured mostly x braced koa tops and several different “styles” with increasing levels of ornamentation. His “Weissenborn” guitars have an entirely hollow neck and were designed for. This is a great original example of the budget minded Style 1

The prior owner has this to say about this guitar This guitar is is in good shape but has a few seam cracks ( on top and back – closed and solid ) , scratches and dings. It is structurally sound. The tuners appear to be original although one side has darker buttons. The top is bowed as is typical of these instruments. The area around the bridge has some finish marks that indicate the bridge was re-glued – it is solid at this time.


1920's Weissenborn Style 1 Hawaiian Guitar. Guitar Database.


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References:
Classic Instruments, Weissenborn Style#4, By: George Gruhn and Walter Carter, vintage guitar magazine, 3/13/2009
Christiaan Oyens, Weissenborn Knutsen the Hawaiian Steeel Guitar

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