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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...

Two Old Hippies Announces the Retirement of Bruce Weber Sr. as General Manager of Weber

Two Old Hippies Announces the Retirement of Bruce Weber Sr. as General Manager of Weber

Bend, OR | 3.3.16 – In October of 2012, Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments was acquired by Two Old Hippies Stringed Instruments located in Bend, Oregon. The company was relocated to Bend, and the workshop’s handcrafting practices were maintained. For the last few years Bruce Weber Sr. has served as the General Manger from his home shop in Montana. Bruce has recently decided to step down as General Manager and focus on the instruments. “My passion is working with the players, and I...

Watermelon Park Festival Weber Pickin Contest Winner Announced

Watermelon Park Festival Weber Pickin Contest Winner Announced

Watermelon Park Festival takes place on the last weekend in September every year in Berryville, Virgina.   This year was the 12th year for Shepherd's Ford Productions, and it was as amazing as always!  The line up included Hot Rize, Pokey Lafarge, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band and was headlined by the amazing and iconic Loretta Lynn. The Watermelon Park Festival always features a Band Contest and a Pickin' Contest where the winner received a Weber Bitterroot F style mandolin....

A Recap From The LA Bluegrass Situation

A Recap From The LA Bluegrass Situation

The festival took place at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles the first weekend in October. This years' lineup consisted of names like Dawes, Punch Brothers, Della Mae, Wild Reeds, Sam Outlaw, Spirit Family Reunion, and Weber artist Dustbowl Revival and many more great musicians. Weber has seen first hand how amazing this festival is and wanted to be apart of it. “The 2015 LA Bluegrass Situation contained an incredible lineup, and we knew what we had to do,” said Bruce Weber about sponsoring the LABS. “We were so lucky to have Fretted Frog represent us there. We just wanted to be apart of the music culture that we belong in,” continued Bruce.

The 2015 LA Bluegrass Situation

The 2015 LA Bluegrass Situation

The 2015 LA Bluegrass Situation will take place this Saturday October 3rd at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Main stage artists also include Dawes (coming off of their recently released, critically lauded album All Your Favorite Bands), Gregory Alan Isakov, The Lone Bellow and Della Mae (both veterans of the 2015 sold out Stagecoach Festival). The festival will also feature a daytime plaza stage with performances by up-and-coming acts Sam Outlaw, Spirit Family Reunion, Jonny Fritz, The...

Free Color Upgrade Promotion

Free Color Upgrade Promotion

Known for handcrafting the finest acoustic instruments with tremendous care and attention to detail, Bruce Weber understands that the color of your instrument can be equally as personal and expressive as the music you play.  That is why we are offering a FREE COLOR UPGRADE*! Love the color of the Scarlet Fire but the appointments of a Rawhide?  Does the Gallatin fall easily into your price range but you like the look of the River?  Well, now is your chance to have it...

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