F-Style Octave Mandos
Reflecting the history of the Florentine mandolins, our hand carved scrolls and stunning lines epitomize the beauty of an acoustic instrument. Soundboards are graduated and tuned by hand for maximum tone and volume. Splendor meets function.
About the Octave Body Shape
As its name would suggest, the octave mandolin is tuned a full octave below the mandolin. Weber offers both a 20 inch and a 22 inch scale length with a body width of 12 1/4 inches and an overall body length of 37 1/2 inches.
Fern: The Fern series represents our most prestigious, traditional instruments crafted from our finest tonewoods – it delivers unparalleled chop, sustain, and volume in any setting, from jam sessions to the recording studio. Hand finished with an oil varnish that takes months to apply and cure, the Fern series marries heart-stopping tone with the look, feel and construction of an heirloom instrument. Gold hardware is added to top off this elegant instrument.
River: The River series features a stunning Bearclaw Sitka spruce top and quilted maple body and neck. The elegant lines of the River series are accentuated by tortoise/ivory/black binding. Further adding to the visual appeal are the mother-of-pearl River inlay and a blue double-stained finish.
Vintage: The Vintage series is reminiscent of instruments of the early twentieth century. With the tone and volume to match its exquisite vibe, Weber’s Vintage series is the only standard Weber series built with an oval sound hole and modified X-bracing. A hand-graduated Red Spruce top, antiqued ivory-bound oval sound hole, and a double-herringbone rosette give this series a uniquely beautiful appearance.
Diamondback: The distressed finish on the Diamondback series gives players the feel of a vintage instrument straight out of the case. This series is more open and matures faster than any other instrument in the Weber lineup due to its thin satin lacquer finish. The Diamondback offers all the traditional appointments: a double-cutaway fingerboard, red spruce top, maple body and neck, ivory binding, our Fern inlay, a gorgeous pre-distressed satin finish and distressed gold hardware.
Rawhide: The Rawhide series is a Western classic. Wherever it’s played, from the stage in front of thousands of fans to the campfire accompanying cowboy poetry, this series delivers a rich, deep sound, and a distinctively Western vibe. With an ivory/half-herringbone purfling and Buffalo skull inlay, its rugged look is accentuated by the Faded Leather Burst stain that graces the Red Spruce top. Listen closely, and you just might hear the thundering herds of buffalo on the eastern Montana plains.
Black Ice: The Black Ice series is visually and sonically breathtaking... dark and bold inside and out. The rich exterior of the Black Ice series features a double-stained back, neck and rim, as well as an opaque black top with an ivoroid binding for dramatic accentuation. The maple body and neck join with the spruce top to deliver a bold sound with strong, clear and rich tone.
Yellowstone: The Yellowstone series is fantastic for any style in any forum, from your family’s living room to a hard-scrabble roadhouse. This exquisite, gloss-finished workhorse delivers the rich, full sound of our tone-bar bracing. The Yellowstone also features the Weber Traditional Bridge and a radiused ebony fretboard. Offered in two standard aesthetic packages: one featuring a Honey finish with tortoise binding, and the other featuring our traditional Yellowstone Burst with ivory binding.
Bitterroot: The Bitterroot series is a beautifully traditional and minimalistic instrument. Players love the silky satin finish, ivory bound top and Buckskin color that gives this series a distinctive visual appeal. Combine the playability of the radiused fingerboard, the bluegrass muscle of the tonebar braced Sitka top, and the elegantly traditional aesthetic, and you get one of the best, most affordable mandolins on the planet.
Gallatin: Stunning natural, organic looks highlight the Gallatin series, a group of innovative instruments with traditional integrity and no frills. The Gallatin features hand-carved solid woods with the same attention to detail as our highest-end instruments. The satin finish adds to the unique look of this 100% made-in-America mandolin.
- All Models of F-Style Octave Mandos
- Scale Length (in inches) Weber offers both a 20 inch and a 22 inch scale length
- Case Deluxe Hardshell
- Crafted In Bend, OR USA