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Hansche Weiss's guitar

Postby Swing This! » Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:13 pm

What guitar does Hansche Weiss play. Looking at the CD cover on Deutscher Zigeuner 5, the photo isn't clear, but it looks like "Long" is written on the head stock?

anyone know?

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Postby djangology » Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:07 pm

there is a x-Hans'che guitar in the Favino archive:

http://www.djangology.net/favinoarchive ... ino277.htm

I played that particular Favino. I has one of the narrower width necks but the sound of that guitars tone and resonance is un-matched by any guitar I have every physically played or heard. Someone must have stored it underneath a vibrational resonator or something. :-)
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Postby Swing This! » Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:36 pm

Jon- thanks for the reply, but that's not the guitar pictured on the CD sleeve that I have. Phil
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Postby justjack » Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:04 am

On this cover?
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I can't see the headstock at all. Are there two MDZ sets?

And a reminder that we don't have to use Selmacs:
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Postby Swing This! » Fri Sep 16, 2005 2:08 pm

Jack- Yes, on the white cover, there's a few pages inside and you can see the headstock on one of the photos. It's a little fuzzy so I looked at it with a magnifying glass and looks like it's either "Long" or "Lanz" or ???

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Postby Barengero » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:22 am

Swing This! wrote: or "Lanz" or ???


"Lanz" is an old german farm tractor company. Perhaps they made a special edition for Häns´che? Who knows? You should ask Michael Dregni. He is not only specialist for Gypsy Jazz Players, but for antique farm tractors, too. He wrote some books about this topic.

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Postby Frank » Sat Sep 17, 2005 8:45 pm

I don't know for sure what guitar Häns'che plays, but as far as I am concerned, it reads "Lang" on the Headstock and there was indeed a German luthier called "Lang" who, as far as I know, mainly built Archtop guitars. Hope that helps...
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Postby Swing This! » Sun Sep 18, 2005 6:08 pm

Frank - thanks for clarifying. I guess we'll be OK on this, as long as he didn't also build tractors! :wink:

Wonder if anyone here has seen/played a "Lang" gypsy guitar?

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Postby Cuimean » Sun Sep 18, 2005 6:16 pm

http://jazzgitarren.k-server.org/lang.html

No Selmer styles shown here, but they do have some attractive archtops.
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Postby TedGottsegen » Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:54 pm

Hi Phil,

Once I got the name of the luthier I contacted some friends and learned that while Lang was an archtop builder; Bobby Falta, original soloist with Schnuckenack Reinhardt's band, brought him an original Selmer and asked for a copy. Lang built approx. 30 other copies based on that guitar of varying styles (nylon string, steel string with slotted headstock, steel string with flat headstock, etc, etc. From the pictures that I have of early German Sinto guitarists, many of them are using Lang's guitars with varying styles and looks, especially those guys in Schnuckenack's band.

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Postby Swing This! » Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:03 pm

Ted - thanks, I was wondering when you'd get involved in this discussion :D

It's interesting that I've not seen these guitars mentioned for sale anywhere, particularly by Jacques Mazzolini. I would have thought they would have been of that rare vintage to make it to his site, as there must be a few of them around.

see you next week at DFNW.

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Postby TedGottsegen » Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:11 pm

Hi Phil,

Swing This! wrote:It's interesting that I've not seen these guitars mentioned for sale anywhere, particularly by Jacques Mazzolini. I would have thought they would have been of that rare vintage to make it to his site, as there must be a few of them around.


I suspect that of the 30 or guitars that were made, they are all still in Germany, most likely in the hands of the original owners of their families which is why Jacques doesn't have any.

See you next week,

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Re: Hansche Weiss's guitar

Postby mylle » Fri May 31, 2013 6:12 am

Might be a little late, but Yesterday I bought Hansche Weiss´old Favino 529 from Giovanni Weiss, Django de Luxe.
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