In January 2019, Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments will be celebrating a new mandolin string partnership with D'Addario by giving away one of the newly redesigned Yellowstone F14-F mandolins on the final day of the Winter NAMM Show.
This opportunity to win a Yellowstone F14-F mandolin will be open to consumer and dealers alike from January 15th through the 27th, with a live drawing to take place at the Weber booth #2503 on January 27, 2019. A retail value of $4,999. So, put January 15th on your calendar and please enter to win!
About D'Addario & Weber Mandolins: Starting in 2019, all Weber Mandolins will come standard and be set-up in the workshop with D'Addario mandolin strings. The Weber craftsman are excited about this new partnership and matching our finely crafted mandolins with D'Addario's superb string offerings. All mandolins will come with the D’Addario EJ74, Octaves will use the EJ80 strings, and Mandocellos will use the EJ78 strings.
About the D'Addario: D’Addario's first factory was in Lynbrook, New York, and the initial staff consisted of only five employees. As always, it was a real family operation with John, Sr., John, Jr. and James leading the company's growth and business plans. The research and development arm of D’Addario is one of its strongest assets. Headed by James, the engineering department has accumulated many important manufacturing and product patents in the field. The company prides itself on identifying problems in their production and implementing solutions. This includes the work they’ve done on their newest product line additions, such as Evans Drumheads (1995) Planet Waves, an accessory line (1998), HQ Practice Products, drum silencing and silent practice products (2004) and Rico Reeds (2004).
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About the Yellowstone Series: The Yellowstone has earned a complete face lift with a high gloss Burnt Amber burst and ivoroid top and back binding with black/white/black purfling. The new dovetail neck joint and the hand-voicing of the 3A Sitka spruce tops give the Yellowstone new chops! Now available in Mandolin, Mandola, Octave Mandolin and Mandocello. You can read in-depth articles about the new dovetail neck joint, hand-voicing, color work and more here.
About the new Weber: 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.