This guitar shows the workmanship of the H.A. Weymann & Son company – Quality at it’s absolute best!
I’ve been sitting on photos of this guitar for about 4 years, it’s time to share them with permission from Deluca Music store in Hatboro, Pennsylvania and the photographer David Humphreys.
So far this guitar has the lowest serial number (#1310) of all the 450+ Weymann instruments I have registered, although I have eleven instruments with no serial numbers which will be older than this guitar. There is no Style number either, as Weymann did not introduce those until about 1913. It is not so easy to accurately calculate the manufacture date during this period as there has not been a ‘Rosetta Stone’ instrument turn up yet with a serial number that can be dated definitively to a particular date around that time.
So I date this beautiful guitar to c.1900, plus or minus 2 or possibly 3 years:
This is a description of this guitar from the Reverb website:
Late 19th Century H.A. Weymann Parlor Acoustic Guitar made in Philadelphia PA. This is one amazing, beautiful guitar and looks to be all original. Absolutely gorgeous inlays on this baby. Spruce top, Rosewood back and sides, Mahogany neck and Ebony fingerboard, bridge and headstock face. Looks like only the highest quality woods were used making this instrument. Serial number is 1310. As you can see by the pictures that the cosmetic condition is outstanding. Frets have almost no signs of wear. Guitar has a wonderful sound. The action is high so it looks like it will need a neck reset. Bridge is ever so slightly lifting at the back. Comes in a non-original chipboard case.
Charles aka Chaitanya das