Here are some Fotos of my new „Weissenborn“ crafted by the excellent luthier Maik Malguth. Playing on my own Weissenborn has been a dream for years. Now this dream has come true! Seeing it emerge from stage to stage was a real joy. Playing it now – even more!! This sound…wow!! It is made from „ringed“ Swietenia, a mahagoni-wood from Honduras (sustainably produced).
A „Weissenborn“ is a traditional hawaian slide guitar, played lap-style with a tonebar. It was developed by Herrmann C. Weissenborn who emigrated from germany around 1902. It is a hollow neck guitar, improving tone and volume because of its larger sound chamber that extended to the neck of the guitar. The sound is special, very warm, dry and sonorous, with sweet highs and deeep bass.
You should check Maiks homepage http://www.tonewoods-special.com/ or go to his RepairShop in Laucha if you have any interesst in getting a new guitar or any need for improvement on your stringed instrument.