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Weber Craftsmen Interview: Mike Fischer

Mike Fischer has been a part of the Weber crew for four years.  Growing up in Minnesota, he picked up the guitar at the age of 10.  That started his love of music!  From there, at 14, he began working in stained glass.  Eventually combining the two, Mike has a love for the detailed, intricate work that mandolins require.   Mike sat down with us to talk a bit about his work here at Weber and his favorite instruments. Q: What do you do at Weber Fine Acoustic...

Exclusive Artist Interview: Dan Franklin

Exclusive Artist Interview: Dan Franklin

Dan Franklin is a Los Angeles based producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist. Originally from Ukiah California, Dan moved to L.A. to finish his bachelor’s degree in the heart of the music industry. Throughout the years, Dan has amassed a diverse list of clients and credits. As a multi-instrumental performer, he’s spanned every genre, playing with everyone from Slash to Leann Rimes on every stage from theme parks to the Grand ‘Ole Opry. In addition to playing well with others,...

Playing the Mandolin: Tips, Tricks and Advice from Pro Bruce Graybill

Learning how to play the mandolin can be a time intensive process, and may look daunting for the new player interested in playing this fantastic instrument. However, playing the mandolin does not need to be overly complicated.  Many new mandolin players inquire about resources, tips and tricks for getting started.  We asked award winning multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer-songwriter Bruce Graybill for a few tips and tricks to make learning easier and more fun. Here’s what...

Exclusive Artist Interview: Eva Holbrook of SHEL

Exclusive Artist Interview: Eva Holbrook of SHEL

RA Beattie: Tell me, are you guys touring somewhere in this vast world or home? Eva Holbrook: Well, we've been bouncing all over the place this year. Over to Germany, out to Alaska, coast to coast in the US... and apparently we’re just getting started, but we're home now for a couple of weeks working on music videos at the moment. Beattie: You've been everywhere. I know every place is unique and has its special qualities, but are there any places you've been recently that...

Introducing the Weber Specialty Dealers

Introducing the Weber Specialty Dealers

Twenty years ago, when Bruce Weber launched his collection of traditional stringed instruments, his motivation was learning and crafting customs. Rarely did Bruce make the exact same instrument twice.  As the company grew, and demand increased custom building, each piece became more challenging. Nearly 100 music retailers began offering Weber instruments, requiring more standardization to service the mandolin marketplace.   But not wanting to get too far away from Bruce’s roots,...

Exclusive Artist Interview: Bob Minner

Exclusive Artist Interview: Bob Minner

Musician Bob Minner has played for 40 years, starting at age five. He is an accomplished guitarist, winning major contests in the 80s, and along the way, has developed a unique sound that is entirely his. For the past 18 years, Bob’s served as the acoustic guitarist for country mega-star Tim McGraw, as well as recorded four records with McGraw in the acoustic guitar seat. Bob has played on numerous #1 hits by Tim McGraw, including the mega-smash "Live Like You Were Dying." Bob released...

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