Solid-neck model

The Solid-neck is the flagship model from my collaboration with noted Weissenborn author George T. Noe. The solid-neck was the original master model before the now standard hollow-necks were refined and perfected in the 1920s. Because the vintage solid-necks were made in so many variations - each guitar is available only by special order, allowing the instrument to be matched to the player.

Musically, this guitar bowls over both player and listener alike. Even though it is a small guitar, it is easily one of the largest sounding instruments in the catalog with very strong projection and articulation throughout the range, putting the solid-neck in a class all by its own.

SPECIFICATIONS: Solid-neck Hawaiian
  • Style: Acoustic lap slide guitar
  • Scale length: 25 inches
  • Depth of body: Standard (2.5 inches), Deep body (3.5 inches) or Laundry basket (4 inches).
  • Top: Koa wood
  • Back and Sides: Koa
  • Bracing: Piano spruce
  • Bridge plate: Maple or koa
  • Joints: Hide glue, exclusively
  • Fret board: Hawaiian koa
  • Frets: 19 inlaid maple markers
  • Inlay: Extra fancy Green turban position markers
  • Bridge: Sugar maple
  • Saddle: Aluminum wire
  • Nut: Free range cattle bone
  • String spacing: Nut: 1 5/8 inches , Bridge: 2 3/8 inches
  • Finish: Violin style oil varnish
  • Tuning heads: Reverse gear by Alessi
  • Pins and buttons: 1920’s style Ivoroid
  • Case: Reproduction coffin case (Cedar Creek or Calton by special order)
  • Strings: D’Addario or Newtone .015" - .056"

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