Weissenborn

Tony Francis Weissenborn

I just bought a Style 4 Tony Francis Weissenborn from a person in Minnesota.  It has a Seymour Duncan MagMic installed.  I had to do a major adjustment to the pole pieces, but now the thing is alive!  I have always wanted a Tony Francis Weissenborn.  I didn’t have much of an opinion about the MagMic.  But the combination of the two has changed my playing life!

Weissenborn Kona Style 4 1925 $2600, already sold on another site

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ca. 1925 Weissenborn Kona Style 4.  It's all solid Hawaiian koa wood, with a hollow neck up until the 7th fret and a deep body.  The Style 4 was the fanciest version of the Kona, with rope bindings on all possible places and mother of pearl inlay on the fretboard and headstock.  The wood is beautiful flamed koa.  There are no cracks or other structural issues.  It's a lap style slide guitar, very rare.    This guitar plays and sounds great.  It is fitted with a Baggs M1A sound hole pickup and sounds wonderful plugged in.  A few examples that are very similar are for sale online for $3500 to $3950.  This one is not in mint condition because someone drilled a hole in the side bottom of the lower bout, probably for an input jack.  There are also a couple of darkened areas on the top.  None of this affects the structural integrity, sound, or playability of the guitar.  Please listen to the YouTube video, the

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Bear Creek MK - For Sale - $3000

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For sale: 2006 Bear Creek MK, weissenborn style guitar, $3000. This exceptional guitar was made on Maui by Bill Hardin. It is all koa wood, has waverly tuners, and is equipped with an LR Baggs sound hole pickup that sounds great when plugged in; this guitar is in excellent shape. It comes with a nice Ameritage hard shell case. This guitar has a hollow neck and is made to be played lap style. It has a wonderful sound and plays great. I will throw in extra stings as well. This guitar with pickup and case will cost you much more than this.

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Vancouver Island Area Shows April 28 and 29

Hi,  for anyone in the Southern Vancouver Island area I will be sharing the bill with the wonderful Sue Decker at the fabled Duncan Showroom (http://www.showroomproductions.ca) on April 28th, 2016.  Sue and I are also the featured act at the Coffeehouse on Gabriola Island on April 29th.  I will be playing quite a bit of weissenborn, as well as dobro and a bit of pedal steel, and you can count on Sue playing lots of dobro and lap slide as well.  Sue is then going on to do a show at Char's Landing in Port Alberni on the 30th. Feel free to message me for details or you can find the details on Sue's website: suedecker.com

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