The Weber team of craftsmen have left no stone unturned in finding ways to enhance the sound, look and feel of our 2018 selection of Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments. Weber Luthier Ryan Fish invested this last year studying mandolin sound. From Lloyd Loar to current builders, he has compared sound and feel by deflection and profile. Perfecting hand voicing with the assistance of analytical tools, Ryan and our Weber Team of craftsmen have been able to dramatically advance the sound, chop, tone and volume of every Weber mandolin model.
At the same time Scott Wegner was fine-tuning our CNC operations to achieve more accurate and up-to-date carved tops and backs, neck profiles and other precision parts.
Marty Lewis accepted the challenge of designing a dovetail neck joint – the very first in a Weber. Clean and snug, the new dovetail is now used in all Yellowstone and all Heritage mandolins and other 8-string instruments. You will appreciate the alive feeling of this advancement.
Mike Fischer loves a challenge. We refined our hand carving, binding and purfling details to several of our models. The intricate scroll and miter joints have taken the detail work on 2018 Weber’s to a whole new level. Dalton Bell was not content with our finish quality. He researched different material sources and processes and has designed a completely new approach that brings out the character of the wood grain while deepening the beauty of our new Amber, Faded Amber and Burnt Amber finishes. Erik Has-Ellison, the newest member of the team, completes the assembly and set up of every Weber. His painstaking attention to detail insures that every Weber is set up to perfection, ready to be played.