Richard Jacob “Weissgerber” was one of the most creative, innovative, and, indeed, the most versatile guitar makers of the 20th century. Neither in Germany nor 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 is unique.
The 1937 Richard Jacob Weissgerber 7 strings guitar No. 28.3/0 is a rare and fascinating instrument that has stood the test of time. This guitar is a 7-string model with six fan struts, and it boasts a well-preserved set of pre-CITES Brazilian rosewood for its back and sides, as well as a beautifully aged spruce top. Despite its age, this guitar is in good condition, with several well-repaired cracks on the top that have been expertly cleated to ensure its stability. One of the most striking features of this guitar is its unique sound character, which is enriched by the overtones of the free-swinging strings. These overtones add depth and complexity to the guitar’s sound, creating a vibrant tone perfect for various musical styles. Overall, the 1937 Richard Jacob Weissgerber 7 strings guitar No. 28.3/0 is an exceptional instrument representing the pinnacle of guitar-making craftsmanship from its era. Its rare 7-string design, high-quality materials, and unique sound character make it a true treasure for any musician or collector.
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:||Brazilian rosewod (pre-CITES)|
|Air body frequency:||G/G#|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|