Ben Harper plays a Richard Wilson Style 3 Weissenborn guitar.
Harper plays an eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae, and rock music. and is known for his guitar-playing skills, vocals, live performances, and activism. Harper is a three-time Grammy Award winner and seven-time nominee, with awards for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album in 2004 and Best Blues Album in 2013.
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Byron Bay Bluesfest, headline artist Ben Harper was presented with a Style 3 Weissenborn guitar by Richard Wilson. The guitar has since accompanied Harper on tours throughout the world.
"Richard Wilson is making next level Weissenborn style guitars." - Ben Harper
"Richard Wilson is making one of the most exciting and dynamic hollow-neck acoustic guitars out there today.
True to the Weissenborn style and construction with his own unique touch." - Ben Harper
RW Style 3 Weissenborn
About Ben Harper's Guitar
Ben Harper's Style 3 Weissenborn Guitar was crafted from master grade Tasmanian Blackwood and features traditional appointments including an intricate rope marquetry binding and soundhole rosette. Intricately engraved nickel tuning machines were selected to match an ornate Byron Bay Bluesfest logo that was engraved into the rear of the headstock.
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Welcome To The Cruel World
Ben Harper performs 'Welcome To The Cruel World' on a RW Tasmanian Blackwood Style 3 Weissenborn @ Red Rocks '21
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Gold To Me
Ben Harper performs 'Gold To Me' on a RW Tasmanian Blackwood Style 3 Weissenborn @ Red Rocks '21
Style 3 Weissenborn Guitars
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Whether it's a Style 1 with standard features or a custom creation, Richard Wilson can work with you to create the Weissenborn guitar of your dreams.