Masculine. Resonant. Earthy.
Style 3 Weissenborn
Eye-catching and harmonious. Repeating elements create a Weissenborn of harmonious design and sound.
Born in Los Angeles, Perfected in Australia.
Our most popular model. The Style 3 brings old-world charm with perfect balance from headstock to tail.
The Style 3 is all about balance. Bold, intricate and meticulously hand-shaped trim sits harmoniously with the natural beauty of the tonewoods.
It sits perfectly in your lap. And effortlessly, weighing less than 3lbs (1.4kg) on average.
It projects tone from its deep, rich bass to the stunning, complex overtones of its mids and highs.
The iconic rope binding is featured on the top edge, fretboard and in the soundhole rosette.
Featuring our unique balanced bracing pattern. Each Style 3 is individually voiced by Richard Wilson to bring out a full, rich Weissenborn tone with endless warmth, sustain and projection.
Our Style 3 is played by Ben Harper, Jacob Raagaard, Bob Minner – and many others.
Rope (top edge and fretboard
7 dots + 12th fret diamond
Custom options available. Contact Us →
Should I choose Koa or Tasmanian Blackwood?
It's the question we get asked the most. The short answer is to choose the tonewood or instrument that you like the looks of most, because each instrument we build is individually voiced to ensure the best possible tone.
Each guitar is individually handcrafted; specifications may differ for aesthetic, tonal or structural reasons.
Width (lower bout)
Nut & Saddle
1.6" (40.5mm) Nut
2.5" (63.5mm) Saddle
14-56 Phosphor Bronze
Style 3 Weissenborn Guitars
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The RW Sound.
Jacob Raagaard performs 'Joshua Tree' on a RW Tasmanian Blackwood Style 3 Weissenborn.
Tone you can trust
Dynamic range, rich overtones, and long-lasting sustain
Our responsive instruments have earned the trust of beginners, part-time players - and even Grammy award winners across the globe.
From timber to timbre, every guitar is crafted to its best tonal characteristics. Responsive, dynamic, and focused sound for every player, every time.
buy it for life
A sound investment
Timeless form, figuring, and finish
Every component is cut, carved, sanded and assembled in a state-of-the-art boutique workshop in Brisbane, Australia. All with the singular purpose of bringing to life the authentic Weissenborn aesthetics into the modern world.
On display, or in your lap, the world will know you've made a sound investment.
THE NEW STANDARD IN QUALITY
Beautiful on the inside, as well.
Up to 60 individual components, 800 individual segments of wood, and 1000s of individual steps per guitar, are handled personally by master luthier, Richard Wilson.
Every detail comes together to create an RW Weissenborn renowned for their quality materials, structural design, and craftsmanship. That somehow becomes more than the sum of its parts.
Looking for something else?
Whether it's a Style 3 with standard features or a custom creation, Richard Wilson can work with you to create the Weissenborn guitar of your dreams.
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