Owner – Brett Andrew
As mentioned previously, Weymann (pronounced ‘Y’man) made many different styles of guitars. Here’s a nice little 100 year old guitar with Weymann’s own distinctive metal tailpiece based on the letter ‘W’. (BTW the design of this tailpiece changed slightly over the years).
This dark stain was used on some of Weymanns other guitars during this time (late teens, early 1920’s). The stain is over mahogany on the back and sides and over spruce on the soundboard. The guitar is lightweight like most Weymann guitars and will most likely be ladder braced.
The earliest catalogue I have is c.1924 and this guitar does not appear in that so I hadn’t heard of a Style 22 before this guitar was registered on my database. It has a serial number of 28086 which dates the guitar to 1920 plus or minus a year:
It seems H.A. Weymann & Son made many different guitars, some for only a season or possibly a bit longer depending on sales. This could be one of those.
Brett, the owner, told me that this was a flea market find probably 20 years ago that needed some love and attention but was worth the effort. As well as some missing frets it had a big chunk out of the side of the neck but overall it seems to be in pretty good shape. On the old canvas case it said “Lansdale High School class of ‘39.”
Thanks everyone for stopping and reading. . .