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Old 09-03-2018, 04:24 AM
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Default weissenborn vs nut extender with acoustic guitar

hello. whats the tonal difference between a weissenborn and an acoustic guitar with a nut extension.

my cheap acoustic and nut extension sound good and iv realy got into lap slide im just wondering weather I should get a weissenborn guitar as im able to get a good second hand deal on one
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Old 09-08-2018, 10:24 AM
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A nut extender is a temporary solution at best. Itís not so much that youíll hear a difference in tone but youíll feel a big difference in the playability and responsiveness of the guitar
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Old 09-08-2018, 11:32 AM
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i agree with rob that it is possibly a temporary solution. i've found that sometimes they work well and other times not so well. probably adds more tension. i'd recommend the weissenborn but they are not cheap. there are copies tho.

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Old 10-01-2018, 12:03 PM
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I ended up purchasing a wesseinborn guitar and man im glad I did. I got a cheap deal second hand. an anderwood one. the nut extender works well but it is a different sound. weissenborn is mellower and I cant stop playing it.
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:13 PM
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congratulations! welcome to the slide world.
i haven't heard of that kind of wood. what does it sound like?

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Old 10-01-2018, 01:25 PM
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congratulations! welcome to the slide world.
i haven't heard of that kind of wood. what does it sound like?

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That's the builder. I've drooled over his website from time to time...

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Can a squareneck resonator be far behind?
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:11 AM
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I put a nut extender on my resonator before and it sounds like a dobro but I feel slide on an acoustic you can listen to for longer than a resonator. acoustic sounds better being played buy itself than a resonator in my opinion
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:46 AM
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For playing in Hawaiian "lap" style (but not necessarily Hawaiian).

Weissenborn started manufacture in 1913, and Kona in 1916.

The quest was for louder instruments as interest in the sound grew.

Martin followed with the early Ditson "Dreadnoughts" provided with a nut riser option - much louder but not very commercially successful.

The National Tricone came out in C.1927 and Dobros (wooden body, single cone) a year later.

Martin brought out their own Dreadnought in 1931 , again with a nut riser included, and sold about half a dozen!
In 1934 Gibson brought out their first Jumbo and the Roy Smeck -a deep bodied jumbo with a square neck, and Martin dropped the Hawaiian thing and brought out the Dreadnought as a rhythm guitar.

Then steel guitars came out and no-one wanted acoustic Hawaiian guitars, but dobros were later to be recruited into bluegrass and country and Nationals became associated with bottleneck blues.
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:32 AM
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If you like the Weissenborn sound it really can't be duplicated with a standard acoustic guitar. It's unique construction contributes to the produced tone, so the high nut acoustic isn't really comparable.
Do be aware that using a nut extender can cause permanent damage to a neck to the degree that it can't be returned to a standard guitar configuration.
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:23 PM
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If you like the Weissenborn sound it really can't be duplicated with a standard acoustic guitar. It's unique construction contributes to the produced tone, so the high nut acoustic isn't really comparable.
Do be aware that using a nut extender can cause permanent damage to a neck to the degree that it can't be returned to a standard guitar configuration.
yup that why I got an old really cheap guitar to do it with. how ether I don't seem to play it anymore since I have my weissenborn
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:47 AM
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Those nut extenders greatly increase the tension on the neck and might pull the bridge up. Proceed with caution. There are some pretty affordable imported hollow necks out there. Iíd go that route.
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