Richard Jacob “Weissgerber” was one of the most creative, innovative, and certainly the most versatile guitar makers of the 20th century. Neither in Germany nor in the world has there been or is there any other master whose work, in its multiplicity, would be comparable to that of Richard Jacob. The variety of his guitar models, shapes, and designs are unique.
This fine instrument is a treasure for guitarists and collectors who deeply appreciate guitar history. The precise craftsmanship shows that this instrument was built with a tremendous acoustic understanding and tasteful aesthetic. It is genuinely where engineering and art meet. This guitar from 1929 is in very good condition, apart from two well-repaired hairline cracks on the spruce soundboard. One is between the soundhole and the bridge, and the other one is between the bridge to the lower bout. The repair was done professionally with several tiny cleats underneath, which are stable. The beautifully flamed maple back and sides enhance the minimalistic approach to the aesthetic of this guitar. Acoustically, every note on all registers has exceptional clarity. One can easily hear all the quality and colors of this amazing instrument.
A poem about Weissgerber an this 1929 guitar built by him
A masterpiece from a master’s hand,
Born from creativity, skill, and art.
A Richard Jacob Weissgerber guitar,
A treasure for all who seek it far.
With flamed maple back and sides,
And soundboard crafted with care,
This guitar from 1929,
Is a treasure beyond compare.
With hairline cracks that have been repaired,
And stable cleats holding it tight,
This instrument sings with clarity,
Bringing beauty and delight.
Its minimalistic design,
Is the perfect balance of style and tone,
A testament to Weissgerber’s craft,
And the art he called his own.
So for those who appreciate guitar history,
And the music that it brings,
This Weissgerber creation,
Is a treasure that they’ll find and cling.
Watch the presentation video of this particular guitar below, where you will find a lot of additional information about its playability and sound.
|Luthier:||Richard Jacob Weissgerber|
|Back and sides:||Maple|
|Air body frequency:||G/G#|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|