Style 3 Hourglass









In a catalog from the late 1920s, Weissenborn advertised his Style 3 as "Entire body - top, bottom and sides - made from specially selected and beautifully marked genuine Koa. Fingerboard of specially selected Koa with extra fancy position marks and fretted with white Holly. Edges of top of body, also fingerboard and soundhole, surrounded with rope binding. Beautiful finish hand rubbed to a high gloss throughout. Depth of body, 3 inches."

Built in the old school Hawaiian Style, My Style 3 is patterned from a late 1920s original (small bridge, large wing Ca.1927) Style 3 - down to the finest detail. Exceptional quality air dried Koa wood, with classic Rope Marquetry in Holly and Brazilian Kingwood. Hide glue construction throughout. Hand applied nitrocellulose finish without any modern fillers or primers. Like the late ‘20s original, it is designed constructed to be light but still solid, and setup to be have the most musical and lyrical voice possible.


SPECIFICATIONS: Hourglass Style 3 Hawaiians.
  • Style: Hawaiian style acoustic lap slide 
  • Scale length: 25 inches 
  • Depth of body: 3 inches 
  • Top: Specially selected Hawaiian koa 
  • Back and Sides: Specially selected Hawaiian koa 
  • Bracing: Spruce 
  • Bridge plate: Maple 
  • Joints: Hide glue, exclusively  
  • Fret board: Hawaiian koa 
  • Frets: 19 inlaid white holly markers 
  • Inlay: Extra fancy pearl abalone position markers 
  • Bridge: Curly Sugar maple 
  • Saddle: Aluminum wire 
  • Nut: Free range cattle bone  
  • String spacing: Nut: 1 5/8 inches, Bridge: 2 3/8 inches 
  • Binding: Extra fancy ‘rope’ marquetry and detail purfling in Holly and Kingwood
  • Finish: Hand rubbed nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Tuning heads: 1920's spec plate tuners by Blazer & Henkes
  • Pins and buttons: 1920’s style Ivoroid 
  • Case: TKL Geib (Cedar Creek or Calton by special order)
  • Strings: D’Addario .014" - .056"
  • Price in USD: $3800 each
Please contact me for additional information and pictures.


Style 3 Teardrop.