Weissenborn guitars first originated from the Los Angeles and Hawaii music scenes of the 1920/30's.These days such contemporary folk artists like David Lindley, Ben Harper have spearheaded the re-emergence of these instruments into the mainstream guitarists hands. They are very versatile instruments when it comes to various tuning scales and styles, a variety of string gauges work well on these instruments, whether it's a heavy full one man band sound or a mellow picking and sliding harmonic style, you're after the heartland Weissenborn guitars range that have an instrument to meet your requirements. All instruments have a hollow neck and adapted body chambers the entire length of guitar body for an extra full sounding resonance. Most popular open tunings are Open D,C,E And most common standard tuning is EADGBE. Only the best selected tone woods are used in these fine instruments. All instruments come with a padded bag and semi hard case option. A Weissenborn is an instrument for life you'll never part with, as you discover new possibilities with these instruments every time you play one. Please see the individual product specifications, this will help you select the model best suited to your requirements.