• Style 1

    c.1927 spec Hawaiian. Beautifully simple select Koa. Custom built.
  • Style 1

    c.1927 spec Hawaiian. Beautifully simple select Koa. Custom built.
  • Style 1

    c.1927 spec Hawaiian. Beautifully simple select Koa. Custom built.
  • Style 1

    c.1927 spec Hawaiian. Beautifully simple select Koa. Custom built.
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The Weissenborn Style 1 was offered throughout the 1920’s and in to the 30’s.

Taken from the Tonk brothers Co catalogue from the late 1920’s the Style one is described as: “Back and sides of selected Koa, Top of Selected Koa. Fingerboard of selected Koa inset with round selected pearl positioning dots and fretted with white holly. Bridge of Rock Maple with White Iveroid pins. Sound hole surrounded with three rings of inlay. Finished to the highest standard and hand rubbed to a gloss. Body depth 3 inches”

The Anderwood Authentic Style 1 has been patterned from a fine example circa 1927 Style 1 from our collection of originals. Every detail has been captured to ensure an absolute true recreation. Being built in the same way as the originals has meant our instruments have a lightweight feel yet are still strong.

As is correct for this period, full hot hide glue is used across the construction. We build using only the finest old grown and slow dried Koa wood, and then finished using a hand rubbed nitrocellulose lacquer. Every attention to detail has been taken to authentically replicate a immaculate vintage instrument in look, feel and tone.

As the original Style 1’s were, our Style 1 is constructed using plainer grained but tonally balanced and beautiful selected Koa. If you would prefer a more figured grain prices are also available for a premium grain “extra Special” option for your build.

Anderwood Anthentic Series c.1927 Style One, £2350 inc. Hardshell case. Plus free shipping to UK, Europe, Canada & US

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Model Authentic c.1927 Style 1
Construction Full hide glue
Body shape Hour glass
Top, back and sides Selected Koa 
Rosette 3 Holly rings
Top bracing Spruce
Lining Spruce Kerfed
Bridge plate Maple Christmas Tree
Endpiece Selected Koa
End inlay None
Binding None
Nut material  Ox bone 
Headstock Selected Koa
Fingerboard material Selected Koa
Scale length 25"
Fret material Holly
Fret inlay Mother of pearl
Fingerboard binding None
Bridge material Stained Maple
Label Anderwood brand on Holly
Saddle Rolled aluminium
Finish Hand rubbed nitrocellulose gloss
Tuning machines Recreation 1920's vintage Waveley (Henkes and Blazer)
Bridge and end pins Ivoroid 1920's recreation
Fingerboard width  
Nut  48mm
12th Fret  58mm
Case Authentic Series vintage styled hardshell
Electronics Can be supplied and fitted - please contact us 
Strings D'addario phosphor bronze EJ17 .013-.056
Other options Left -handed

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Hand-selected Timbers

All the timbers we use in our Authentic Series have been carefully sourced and hand selected to be of only the finest quality and historically accurate for the period. Every attention to detail is made to make sure all the woods we use are dried and worked in the old style.  

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The Build

To create the Authentic Series, we have painstakingly researched and copied, to the finest detail, every aspect of the original Weissenborns and the way in which they were built. 

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