January 21, 2020

I just had to send a note before going to bed tonight…….When my Weissenborn came earlier today, I left it in the box for a number of hours until later this evening since it had been out in the cold and dampness (upstate New York is nothing like Hawaii in December, believe me–I’ve been both places!) and I wanted to give it some time to acclimate. (It was awfully hard, but I knew it was the right thing to do!) When I opened it tonight, I was a very happy camper! What a beautiful instrument you made. And the full, mellow sound of mahogany is magnificent! As we all know, every guitar has its own sound: I have a few Martins, a Taylor 12-string, and some cheaper guitars, and every one is an individual. When I hit that first open D chord on this instrument tonight, my mind immediately jumped to a statement Cindy Cashdollar made about her genuine 1927 Weissenborn–the sound “shimmers” like the air currents you see rising off of a hot asphalt road on a still summer day. You, sir, have captured that “shimmer” in this instrument! Many years ago my wife became handicapped, and with working and caring for her, I haven’t touched a slide guitar (other than a few minutes) since the 1960’s. When she passed into Glory about a year and a half ago, I decided it was time to start playing more again. (I play at the guitar, fiddle, and mandolin–not all that great at any of them but I enjoy it. Utterly failed at the banjo.). Frankly, it feels a bit like I have to start over, but I was able to get a couple of half-decent tunes out of the Weissenborn this evening. Thank you for an instrument that sounds magnificent and doesn’t cost $5,000! You’ve given a lot of enjoyment to an old man already! Rest assured, you are doing wonderful things for people who enjoy making music! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thanks again,