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WEBER UPGRADES HERITAGE MANDOLINS

The new Weber Fern, Vintage and Diamond Back

A full year of research has lead Weber craftsmen to Hand-Tuning the tops of every Weber Heritage Mandolin. Learning that part of the magic of the Lloyd Loar sound is targeting a specific deflection to maximize the chop and volume of these Adirondack spruce models, the tops are hand voiced before, and then again after assembly, carving and sanding on the tops until the precise deflection is achieved. Additionally, Weber is introducing its new dovetail neck joint to further advance the traditional sound of these Heritage models. All Heritage instruments are crafted with highly flamed maple backs and necks.

 

 

The Fern Mandolin: Tradition at its Best

F14-F

$8,999.

The Fern – Weber’s most traditional mandolin is crafted with a hand-voiced 3A Adirondack spruce top and highly flamed maple back, sides and neck. For 2018, upgrades include a newly designed dovetail neck joint, a new Fern Burst gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, Waverly F-style satin gold tuners, James tailpiece, and an ebony pickguard bound with purfling. You will immediately feel the unparalleled chop, sustain and volume. Learn more.

 

 

The Vintage Mandolin: Early 20th Century Design and Sound

F14-O

$6,999

The Vintage is Weber’s traditional early century model with an oval soundhole and classic rope purfling ivoroid binding. The hand-voiced 3A Adirondack spruce top and highly flamed maple back, sides and neck are paired to work closely with the modified X-bracing for a loud sound and defined chop. It has been upgraded with a new dovetail neck joint and ebony pickguard bound with purfling. Learn more.

 

 

The Diamondback Mandolin: Traditional Design with a Speed Neck

F14-F

$5,999

With its thin gloss distressed finish and speed neck, the Diamondback comes alive as you play it. Now with a dovetail neck joint and hand-voiced tops, you will be amazed at the sound and volume. The enhanced traditional Gloss Fern Burst Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish and detailed Ivoroid top and back binding deliver the traditional look serious mandolin players are looking for. Learn more.

 

Specifications For The Fern F-14-F:

Top: 3A Adirondack Spruce

Back & Sides: Highly Flamed Maple

Bracing: Tone Bars

Neck: Flamed Maple

Neck Joint: Dovetail

Fretboard: Ebony

Peghead Veneer: Ebony Bound with Purfling

Peghead Inlay: The Weber Script Logo and Fern Inlay

Body & Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid with Purfling

Fret Markers: 6mm Dots

Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Color: Fern Burst

Tuners: Waverly F-style Satin Gold with Pearl Knobs

Tail Piece: James

Nut Width: 1 1/8”

Scale Length: 14”

Fretboard Design: Double Cutaway

Frets: 27

Pickguard: Ebony Bound with Purfling

Case: Custom Ameritage

 

Specifications For the Vintage F14-O:

Top: 3A Adirondack Spruce

Back & Sides: Highly Flamed Maple

Bracing: X-Bracing

Neck: Flamed Maple

Neck Joint: Dovetail

Fretboard: Ebony

Peghead Veneer: Ebony Bound with Purfling

Peghead Inlay: The Weber Script Logo and Flowerpot

Body Binding: Ivoriod with Rope Purfling

Rosette: Ivoroid with Rope Purfling

Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid

Fret Markers: 6mm Dots

Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Color: Vintage Red Burst

Tuners: Nickel with Pearl Buttons

Tail Piece: Weber

Nut Width: 1 1/8”

Scale Length: 14”

Fretboard Design: Double Cutaway

Frets: 27

Pickguard: Ebony Bound with Purfling

Case: Custom Ameritage

 

Specifications For the Diamond Back F14-F:

Top: Adirondack Spruce

Back & Sides: Flamed Maple

Bracing: Tone Bars

Neck: Flamed Maple

Neck Joint: Dovetail

Fretboard: Ebony

Peghead Veneer: Ebony Bound with Purfling

Peghead Inlay: The Weber Script Logo and Fern Inlay

Body & Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid

Fret Markers: Buds

Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Color: Fern Burst

Tuners: Gold with Pearl Buttons

Tail Piece: Weber

Nut Width: 1 1/8”

Scale Length: 14”

Fretboard Design: Double Cutaway

Frets: 21

Case: Custom Ameritage