Monday, February 28, 2011

Weissenborn Reproduction Hardware

Following the recent restoration thread, I have had a lot of inquiry's about the hardware I am using, so I wanted to blog about this in further detail.

Custom made for my own modern reproductions of 1920s and 30s Weissenborn guitars, and also as a much needed direct replacement for vintage Weissenborn guitars, I am happy to make these available to the market. Patterned from original parts, these are the finest quality available and in true 1920s specifications. Made in Germany (Pins, buttons and tuners), and the USA (Precision machined Aluminum saddles).

Sold by the set or individually, classic long grained Ivoroid bridge and end pins. Old style Aluminum wire saddles and plate style tuners featuring jumbo eyelet bushings. These are a perfect fit to your vintage Weissenborn and require no modification.

Classic 1920s spec Ivoroid, and Aluminum wire saddle.

These are the same Ivoroid pins as above, distressed. They are designed for use in restoration work. Because they are distressed using a process that is chemically very similar to natural aging, the color is very near identical compared to a vintage part.

1930s spec black. Although rare, some of the latest Weissenborn featured scalloped back tuner plates with back buttons and pins. I am very happy to make these available, and hope to offer a version of these classic late 1930s models available in the coming months.

Comparison shots of the Ivoroid, Distressed Ivoroid, and Black.

Reproduction tuners of the vintage Waverlys used by Weissenborn.

True to vintage spec and tone, these tuners have the original low profile style of post.

Also available distressed for vintage replacement.

As well as the reproduction hardware, I also have a limited supply of original hardware and parts. Please contact me with what you need, and I will do my best to find the correct part for your guitar.

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