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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,...

Meet the Craftsmen: Ryan Fish

By Michael Eck Ryan Fish is the man who signs your new Weber mandolin. Look inside, there on the label, in a confident flourish, “inspected by Ryan Fish.” “I’m happy to sign our instruments,” Fish beams, joining a tradition sometimes spoken of in hushed tones. “I feel really good about it. I’m so confident in the job that everyone is doing here at Weber.” But Fish doesn’t start the day signing mandolins. Arriving at 6 a.m., he’ll be...

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.

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