- Type: People Who Play
What does it take to make a mandolin cut through and over two acoustic guitars, drums, a banjo, six voices, and a double bass? How does one survive countless collisions with flying band mates and their rogue instruments? The answer is held somewhere in the fine construction of my Weber Gallatin. I zig zag the country 9 months out of the year as a part of the musical family Larry and His Flask based out of Central Oregon. We play anywhere from grand theaters, to street corners as well as everything in between. If there is a party that needs to be played, we will be there. Being a bass player prior to the mandolin, I was used to having some body and volume and came looking for an instrument that would at least be audible while playing street corners and other venues requiring a fully acoustic show. After deterioration and frustration of other mandolins and the sampling many all over the country, I chose a Weber. Weber mandolins showed and proved their consistency in tone and quality leaving me confident enough to buy one over the internet prior to playing the actual instrument. From scratch to ding and scuff to rough, I can tell this mandolin will last for countless years of serious daily use. I am very thankful for my Gallatin and not seeing an end to my musical path, I look forward to future Weber mandolins.