'OiLaps Rare Hawaiian Teardrop Slide Guitar
The Hawaiian Guitar in its acoustic version is largely known as a Weissenborn. The teardrop shape was the rarest of the Weissenborns and has a particularly sweet tone. Although associated with the Waikiki sound of the 50s, it is the root of much of today's music, including jazz, blues and country. Great contemporary players include Ken Emerson, David Lindley, Ben Harper, Ed Gerhard, and the late Bob Brozman.
It is unique in the guitar world for its "hollow neck" design. Played on the lap with a metal bar in open tuning, they offer a fantastic "in-your-face" sound for the player unlike any other instrument. Standard stringing is Nashville C6, but it also comes with strings for the deeper Taro Patch Slack Key.
The video at the bottom is mostly about the Harp Guitar, which has an even more complex hollow arm design.
'OiLaps offer advanced sound with classic rope binding.
'OiLaps Special Features
Acoustic LIVE Pro $4475
Redwood Teardrop Top
Rare Spalted Mango Body
Mother of Pearl Inlaid Markers
Rope & Walnut Binding
D'Addario Phosphor Bronze Strings C6 Nashville Tuning
Padded Gig Bag, Humidifier and Tuner