1927 Weissenborn Style 1

Background: Made in Los Angeles, Weissenborn built approximately 5,000 instruments. These are sought today by musicians playing blues and roots music. This instrument had significant internal structure failure, which is common to Weissenborns. Extensive disassembly, reconstruction, refinishing, and aging.

Repairs: The back was removed to perform internal repairs. All top bracing along with the bridge plate was replaced, along with additional tone bars added (which were used on other style numbers). Mold and water staining removed. Sections of lining were also replaced. All back braces were loose and necessitated replacement. Complete refinish in nitrocellulose lacquer, tuners, and bridge along with aging.