Clear. Precise. Minimalist.
Style 1 Weissenborn
Sleek design focusing on the Weissenborn's elements of line, colour, and wood figuring — to expose its natural beauty.
Born in Los Angeles, Perfected in Australia.
The Style 1 is the first boutique guitar you may ever own. The start of an incredible musical journey that will last a lifetime.
It's also the last Weissenborn you may ever need.
The first thing you'll notice about the Style 1 is just how light it is: less than 3lbs (1.4kg) on average.
Our Style 1 Weissenborn allows the natural beauty of the world's finest tonewoods to shine.
Precisely cut and inlaid Maple rings surrounding the soundhole. The only adornment featured on the guitar.
No binding, no embellishments. Yet it's built with the same balanced and individually voiced bracing pattern as its more ornate siblings.
None (natural edges)
3x Maple Rings
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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 1 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 1 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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The juxtaposition of differences in the Style 2 intensify the traditional Weissenborn design.
Eye-catching and harmonious. Repeating elements create a Weissenborn of harmonious design.