Weissenborn Guitars History
During Hawaiian guitars boom, emerged the hollow neck guitar, improving tone and volume because of its larger sound chamber that extended to the neck of the guitar. The instrument was very successful until the late ´20s, when resonator instruments like Nationals and Dobros made their appearance. Hermann Weissenborn died in 1936 amidst debts and declining business for his shop. Weissenborn´s instruments receive all types of ovations these days, but his luck declined during his latter days. He worked until 3 weeks before his death in 1936. He died leaving a legacy of a year´s back rent for his shop. He probably couldn't have imagined that the name Weissenborn would be regarded as magic half a century later. Our selection varies depending on available species long enough for a Weissenborne.
While we do not normally stock this, if you are not in a rush, we can custom cut sets with enough lead time. Please call or email if you are interested.