Luthier Paddy Burgin builds just a handful of Weissenborn guitars in his New Zealand shop and we're proud to be his only US dealer. Favored by David Lindley and featured in Fretboard Journal, these guitars have been the perennial favorite amongst acoustic lap steel aficionados. Burgin makes a deeper-than-standard Weissenborn-style guitar, which can be tuned to open D, open G, or any wild derivative thereof. Sonically, these instruments are very impressive. The deeper body provides serious internal air volume, and pushes single note lines in a throaty, resonant fashion. Perhaps most notable: the guitar gets louder and better as you slide up the neck, usually where most warm, woody Weissenborns get weak. Most delightful for slide players!

This gorgeous Style 3 encompasses a slightly fancier look, with its fully rope-bound surfaces and beautifully colorful abalone fingerboard inlays. The instrument is constructed entirely of figured Tasmanian Blackwood ... and if you told us this was Koa, we probably would've believed you. The figure is subtle and striking all at once, with beautiful color. Glorious tone, with all the depth and sparkle you could ask for in a Weissenborn. Priced with hard case!


  • Clean, first rate craftsmanship throughout 
  • Tasmanian Blackwood top, back, side & neck
  • Rope binding
  • Lightweight hard case

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