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Featured Instrument: Bitterroot F14

Explore Weber instruments and you'll find many of them have names with deep roots in Montana. The Bitterroot F14 is one such specimen. The Bitterroot is Montana's state flower, whose fleshy roots were used extensively as food by Native Americans, Lewis and Clark and the pioneers and mountain men that followed.

Players love the silky satin finish and the ivory binding that give the Bitterroot distinctive visual appeal. This mandolin may be named for a plant of the Wild West, but reflects the history of Old World Florentine mandolins. The soundboards are graduated and tuned by hand for maximum tone and volume. It’s available in with either F or Oval holes to produce the desired sound.

Combine the playability of the radiused fingerboard, the bluegrass muscle of the tone bar braced, an aged-Sitka spruce top, along with the elegant traditional aesthetic, and you get one of the best, most affordable mandolins on the planet.