Due to backlog, wait list for custom built guitars is currently closed until 1 September 2018. There are a small number of guitars in stock available for immediate delivery.

Feel free to get in touch to discuss custom guitar options, though we won't be accepting deposits on new orders at this time.

Electric Lap Steel

Queensland Maple electric lap steel

SOLD

We introduce the new style electric lap steel guitar from Richard Wilson Guitars. Don't let its modest size fool you; this guitar is a true workhorse. Richard Wilson Guitars have built countless electric lap steels in many different designs over the years, but none we have been more happy with than this bad boy. It truly can sing like no other lap steel you'll have heard. There are three identical guitars available.

  • Queensland Maple body
  • Queensland Maple neck (bolt-on)
  • East Indian Rosewood fretboard with Maple & Mother of Pearl inlay
  • 25" Scale length
  • Humbucker pickup
  • Volume and Tone control (genuine Ebony knobs)
  • Chrome Gotoh wraparound bridge
  • Chrome Gotoh Tuners
  • Satin lacquer finish
  • 35mm body depth
  • 25mm neck height
  • 825mm total length

This guitar is sold, but send us a message below to discuss custom built guitars or alternative guitars in stock.

Audio Samples

These professionally recorded samples are indicative of the quality and tone of Richard Wilson Weissenborn guitars.

Standard Specifications

These are standard features on our Weissenborns; some guitars may feature variations.

  • Scale length 25"
  • Body depth 3"
  • String gauge .056 – .012
  • Nut material Bone
  • Saddle material Bone
  • Bridge pins Synthetic ivoroid
  • Inlay Synthetic mother of pearl
  • Finish Satin precatalysed lacquer

Ordering

Contact us to order this guitar or a custom variant. Payments are accepted via bank deposit (Australia), or PayPal.

Guitars that are in stock can generally be shipped as-is within 1-2 business days of receiving payment.

Flexible payment terms are avilable for most guitars.

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Shipping

Guitars can be shipped anywhere in the world. Prices include standard shipping (2-4 weeks, no insurance). For peace of mind we recommend upgrading to International Express with insurance (5-7 days).

Contact us for a shipping quote to your location.

Returns & Warranty

All stocked guitars are covered by a generous no-questions asked 7 day return policy. Contact us within seven days of receiving a guitar to arrange an exchange or full refund (less shipping costs).

Guitars are backed by a full warranty for satisfaction and peace of mind.

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Weissenborn Accessories

Hardshell Case

Custom fit case to suit our guitars. Features padded neck support for the Weissenborn's unique hollowneck design.

Flat top design with PVC exterior and plush interior. Gold hardware with lockable latch (key included).

Also fits most vintage and replica Weissenborns.

Weissenborn pickups

Pickups

We recommend the L.R. Baggs M1 Active. This soundhole mounted humbucker pickup perfectly captures the warmth and richness of Weissenborn guitars.

We also offer the K&K Pure Mini, an award-winning bridge plate transducer.

Other pickups available on request.

Weissenborn Capo

Strings, Slides & Capos

John Pearse and Weissenborns.com strings that can be utilised for a variety of tunings including Open D, E and G.

Shubb-Pearse and Weissenborns.com slides in a variety of styles and weightings.

Charlie's Slide Pro Capo, the finest capo on the market for Weissenborns and other lap steel guitars.

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