Weissgerber - Richard Jakob (1877-1960) of Markneukirchen

  • Year:

    Believed to be 1926. Inside the guitar is written 27./4. /2.

  • Body:

    Flamed maple - a one-piece back with some bird's eye figuring. Very attractive wood with a lovely golden honey colour. Simple yet elegant purflings and bindings.

  • Front:

    European spruce - with the normal book-matched halves. Slim rosette with matching purflings

  • Tuners:

    Unidentified make; presumably original, with small white buttons on a black painted head.

  • Scale:

    62 cm

  • Neck Width:

    50 mm at the nut. Rosewood fingerboard and with 20th fret

  • Weight:

    1222 grams

  • Condition:

    In remarkable condition, assuming the year to be 1926-1927. Seemingly in original condition and with the original polish, there are no repairs, no cracks and relatively few marks.

  • Comments:

    A huge amount of information about this well-respected German maker, can be found at http://www.studia-instrumentorum.de/MUSEUM/WEISSGERBER/weissg_summary.htm and a book by Christof Hanusch was recently published in Germany. The maker produced a wide range of styles of guitar and some were used for many years by Siegfried Behrend and Shin-ichi Fukuda for example.
    This one is a more 'spanish' model, with a surprising strength of sound for a shorter-scale guitars and with sweet tone.

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  • Price:
    Sold June 2011
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