Bruce Weber himself has created the first Soprano to have a pickguard, which is made from Walnut. The lucky musician who gets to play this Weber is Bruce Graybill, a longtime friend of Bruce Weber and also a Weber endorsed artist.
Bruce Graybill is an award winning multi-instrumentalists, composer and singer-songwriter. He is a two time 1st place winner of the “Walnut Valley Mandolin Championship” at The National Flatpicking Championships (aka Winfield), and a former two term President of the Classical Mandolin Society of America Inc. Notable performances include The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN., The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington D.C. and Classical Mandolin Society of America conventions across North America. He has exclusively used Weber fine acoustic instruments in his public performances and workshops since 2004.
This particular Soprano is special because of the first ever pickguard being made from the Walnut from Bruce Graybill’s father’s farm.