Just when I thought I’d seen all the guitar ‘styles’ Weymann had to offer this one surfaces:
Photos by Ben’s Gear Emporium
This is a c.1908 ‘Auditorium’ size (lower bout 14 1/2″) Weymann guitar with abalone and pearl trim. It is currently (Nov 2021) owned by Ben’s Gear Emporium and Ben has it for sale on Reverb. He describes the guitar as:
“A 1908 Weymann Flat-top. Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Adirondack spruce top, mahogany neck and ebony fretboard. Recently appraised at Carter Vintage Instruments in Nashville. I’ve never seen a Weymann with this much inlay work done. It’s a looker but it sounds even better than it looks — this guitar is loud for it’s size and the notes blossom with ease.
The guitar has had a neck reset, side cracks have been nicely repaired and a top cleat has been put in the area under the fingerboard — done at Carter Vintage.
This guitar plays great and sounds amazing. It’s in very good condition for being over 110 years old! This ladder braced guitar has a very interesting history. It was previously owned by Chris Hillman (founding member of The Byrds) and Garry Tallent (bassist in the E Street Band)”.
Some more photos:
The gold decal label says “Highest Grade” which was reserved for their top end instruments. Others were labeled “High Grade”.
To me this is further evidence that H.A.Weymann & Son was a quality manufacturer. It’s a pity their manufacturing arm didn’t survive the depression in 1930 and the demise in the late 1930’s of the driving force behind the company, H.W. (Harry) Weymann.
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