Style 4 Hourglass

 In the late 1920s Weissenborn advertised his Style 4 as " Entire body - top, bottom and sides - made from specially selected and beautifully marked Koa. Fingerboard of specially selected Koa with extra fancy position marks, fretted with white Holly. Edges of top and bottom of body, also fingerboard, neck and head, completely surrounded with rope binding, and rich marqueterie around soundhole. A magnificent instrument of the most beautiful finish and appearance, and tone of wonderful quality and carrying  power. Depth of body, 3 inches".

Built in the old school Hawaiian Style, My Style 4 is patterned from a late 1920s original (small bridge, large wing Ca.1927) Style 4 - down to the finest detail. Exceptional quality air dried Koa wood with classic Rope marquetry in Holly and Brazilian Kingwood. Hide glue construction throughout. Proprietary hand mixed and applied nitrocellulose lacquer finish without any modern primers or fillers. Like the late ‘20s original, it is designed constructed to be light but still solid, and setup to have the most musical and lyrical voice possible.

The Koa graded for the Style 4 model is a rich amber color, with beautiful figure in the late 1920s style. A Style 4 SUPER DELUXE is also available in the classic mid 1920s specifications and style. Please inquire. 

SPECIFICATIONS: Hourglass Style 4 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 or koa
  • 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: 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 rosewood
  • Finish: Hand rubbed nitrocellulose lacquer 
  • Tuning heads: 1920's spec plate tuners by Blazer & Henkes
  • Pins and buttons: 1920’s style Ivoroid 
  • Case: Retrofitted TKL (Cedar Creek or Calton by special order) 
  • Strings: D’Addario.014" - .056"
    Please contact me for additional information.