1920s Weissenborn Style 1

$999 CAD ($819.18 USD)
Hermann Weissenborn was a German-American instrument builder who is widely credited as the father of the hollow-neck Hawaiian guitar. He was active in Hawaiian instrument building from about WWI until his death in 1937, and although he is most famous for his Hawaiian guitars, he built a wide variety of stringed instruments.

Currently on offer here is a collection of Weissenborn ukuleles dating, most likely, from the early to mid 1920s. Weissenborn ukuleles are quite rare, and it’s quite the treat to have one of each model in the shop at the same time. Presented here are Styles 1, 2, and 3. These were priced at $10, $15, and $30, respectively, in the mid 1920s. These instruments are offered individually, or as a group.

Weissenborn’s base-model ukulele. Built of unfigured Hawaiian Koa, and without any ornamentation other than an ivoroid soundhole rosette. Patent machine heads, inlaid fingerboard markings at frets 5 and 7. Low sheen finish. In excellent condition and crack free. This example was originally built for and sold through H. Stadlmair Co., and branded ‘Miami.’

With original case