Teardrop Weissenborn Style Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitar by Imperial Guitars
What a cool guitar!!!
Hermann Weissenborn came up with the teardrop model in the 1930’s in an attempt to survive the Great Depression. His intention was just to make a cheaper instrument, but his teardrop ended up having it’s own totally unique voice, seriously coveted by Weissenborn nut cases like ourselves.
The Teardrop has a solid top with laminated sides and back all of Sapele, a species of African mahogany, with rosewood fingerboard and bridge. The nut is real bone and the saddle is brass. The top and back are bound with a beautiful five-layer maple binding and the neck is bound in solid maple. The body is just over 3" deep and 16" wide. It has a 24 3/4" scale like an early Rickenbacker or an original Weissenborn.
The Teardrop’s tone is a little different from the sound of a standard curvy Weissemborn. It’s brighter and kind of livelier.
Comes with a hardshel case.
520$ + taxes if applicable. We ship everywhere!