- Type: People Who Play
I've been playing mandolin since I was 18 years old. I am now 76. I was born & raised in East Tennessee and grew up listening to WCYB Bristol, TN. Through the years my wife & I have attended a number of bluegrass festival. I heard the sound I liked. I have had an A-50 for 40+ year, but have not been satisfied with the sound. After reading about Weber in Bluegrass Unlimited magazine several years ago I decided to check them out. After attempting this for three years, I made it this last August as we headed through Montana on our way to Seattle. We stopped in Logan, MT - the home of Sound To Earth Mandolins...The Weber. Through Paula's help & Helen's talent as a tour guide we were able to see how mandolins are made. They are made with great care and workmanship. The employees were more than helpful in answering questions. Paula gave us names of several music stores and we chose the dealer in Helena (Piccolo's Music). There I purchased "The Yellowstone" model. The sound is superb! I am very happy with the sound, the noting and the perfect assembly. Above all, it stays in tune. Very, very well made.