Biblioteca de la Guitarra y Cuerda Pulsada

Biblioteca de la Guitarra y Cuerda Pulsada

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Weissenborn Steel, the Ultimate Hawaiian Guitar


Hermann Weissenborn

Hermann Weissenborn is regarded as the originator of the hawaiian-guitars which bear his name until this day. Born 1865 in Thüringen/Germany, Weissenborn emigrated 1902 to the United States. He first settled in New York, where he built and repaired pianos and violins. In the year 1910 he moved to Los Angeles, California and expanded his works on building guitars - focusing his craftsmanship mainly on building Ukuleles and Steel Guitars. With hawaiian musics upcoming popularity also the interest of professional musicians in instruments for this musical art rose up - this was the hour of birth for the Weissenborn...

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