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Stephen Houpt

Texas, USA
Post Posted 19 Nov 2017 1:00 pm     Reply with quote

ca. 1925 Weissenborn Kona Style 4. It's all solid Hawaiian koa wood, with a hollow neck up until the 7th fret and a deep body. The Style 4 was the fanciest version of the Kona, with rope bindings on all possible places and mother of pearl inlay on the fretboard and headstock. The wood is beautiful flamed koa. There are no cracks or other structural issues. It's a lap style slide guitar, very rare. This guitar plays and sounds great. It is fitted with a Baggs M1A sound hole pickup and sounds wonderful plugged in. A few examples that are very similar are for sale online for $3500 to $3950. This one is not in mint condition because someone drilled a hole in the side bottom of the lower bout, probably for an input jack. There are also a couple of darkened areas on the top. None of this affects the structural integrity, sound, or playability of the guitar. Please listen to the YouTube video by clicking on the link after the photos, the guitar played unplugged. This guitar is approximately 92 years old, but looks and plays great. OHSC. A true bargain at $2600.

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Kent Viles

Colorado, USA
Post Posted 19 Nov 2017 1:29 pm     koa Reply with quote

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Ben Elder

La Crescenta, California, USA
Post Posted 20 Nov 2017 4:04 pm     Reply with quote

Super deal. I'd be all over this if I didn't already have two.
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Jon Zimmerman

California, USA
Post Posted 21 Nov 2017 11:30 am     Rare appointments too.. Reply with quote

You might catch Ben E. playing his, or Ben Harper on HIS.. but to see one like this for sale? Ecceedingly rare.
I had a plain, spruce top years back, traded it away.
Good Luck to all. Jon
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