When someone says “punk rock,” the next word that comes to mind is rarely “mandolin” – unless you’ve been following the Dropkick Murphys’ tour.
If you’ve been tracking the band's latest performances religiously, you probably noticed Jeff DaRosa playing a beautiful mandolin, and wondered, “what the heck is that super fancy mandolin Jeff DaRosa is playing?”
Well, we have the inside scoop. Last week on stage at the Knitting Factory in Boise, Jeff played a custom Weber Vintage F Style mandolin, hand-delivered by the good folks at Two Old Hippies (the parent company of Weber Manolins). Maybe it’s not so rare for a Boston punk band to tear it up on an old-school instrument that looks (and sounds) like it belongs in another century, but this custom handmade-in-the-U.S.A. Weber mandolin is pretty spectacular. Want to be inspired? Watch the video above of Jeff playing his Weber Vintage F.
Want to geek out? Here are the specs of Jeff DaRosa's custom mandolin:
Weber Vintage F Style Mandolin
Neck Wood: AAA flame maple
Solid Top Wood: hand-graduated and tuned solid spruce
Solid Wood Back and Sides: AAA flame maple
Finish Color: burgundy burst, gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Fretboard: antiqued ivory bound; double-cutaway extension; radiused
Scale Length: 14 inches Nut Width: 1 1/8 inches Tuners/Hardware: cast Weber nickel tailpiece / nickel Grover tuners