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MMR Article: Advancing the Traditional Weber Mandolins

MMR Article: Advancing the Traditional Weber Mandolins

Written by Victoria Wasylak Published: 09 April 2018 | Read Full Article In 2018, many musicians and retailers have complex feelings about guitar sales and their relevance in today’s market, while ukuleles continue to have an epic moment and are surging in popularity. So where do mandolins fit into the equation? As it turns out, the answer is “perfectly.” Weber Mandolins, now under the Two Old Hippies brand roof with Breedlove Guitars and Bedell Guitars, relocated from...

Meet the Craftsmen: Dalton Bell

By Michael Eck Dalton Bell starts his day in the spray booth, but even when his body has left the clean, dust-free room at the rear of the shop on Bend’s American Loop, his head is still in there. Bell has an artistic sensibility that flows out and through everything he touches, whether it’s a painting he’s making at home, a new song he’s developing on guitar and keys, or your Weber mandolin. A native Oregonian, born in Bend and raised in La Pine, Bell has done his...

An Indepth Look at Weber Finishes

An Indepth Look at Weber Finishes

By Michael Eck The finish on your Weber mandolin speaks to everyone in the room—or the festival tent or the club or the concert hall—even before they hear the first note. It telegraphs quality. It signifies the instrument as an object of beauty, craftsmanship and virtuosity. You could hang it on the wall and call it art, if you could just convince yourself to stop taking it down to play it! Since day one, Weber mandolins, mandolas, octaves and mandocellos have been eye candy,...

NEEDTOBREATHE New Videos, Album and Tour

NEEDTOBREATHE has been on a tear. After completing a new album, they were out on the road touring continuously. They are not taking their foot of the gas in 2018, with the announcement of another record and new tour dates. While the new album is not fully avaialbly yet, they are releasing tracks and videos this spring. Above you can listen to "Bridges Burn." Here's the most recent news from the band: "As we started off this year...coming off of one of the most adventurous records we've...

Trampled by Turtles Release “The Middle”

Trampled by Turtles Release “The Middle”

Trampled by Turtles have released "The Middle" from the new album 'Life Is Good On The Open Road' available everywhere May 4th, 2018. You can listen to this track watching the video above, or check the link below for more listening options. The Weber team is really excited about this album release and the upcoming TBT tour starting in May! If you are unfamiliar with this great group of artists, check our their website: www.trampledbyturtles.com

Mandolin Body Shapes and Sound Holes

Mandolin Body Shapes and Sound Holes

By Michael Eck The simple fact of the matter is that you can play anything you want on your Weber mandolin, regardless of which you’ve chosen. If your hands are ready and you’ve done your homework and you have the right attitude, you can play jazz, bluegrass, folk, klezmer, classical, whatever you please. But it’s also true that certain body shapes and sound hole configurations lend themselves to specific musical modes, and tradition, too, plays a hand in how your eye hears...

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