Last edited by forestf5; Jun-27-2012 at 7:30pm. Reason: edited pictures
What a beauty! I just picked it up Saturday afternoon at a local music store in town. Great little mandolin! I'm enjoying my first Weber!
I'm really curious abour the finish? is the neck smooth? I played an eastman with a satin neck and it was a little rough. Also, will the finish protect the wood or is it porous?
That's a real beauty! I am sure it sounds as good as it looks. Best wishes for lots of great music with it!
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Bob Clark, Thanks and the same to you! Happy picking y'all!
I admire those Gallatins. I think that's all I would ever need.
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As the unofficial Weber Welcome Wagon I am glad to welcome you to the Weber family. Bruce and the crew make a wonderful instrument. If you ever find your way up here in Montana do go by the shop. They are happy to give a tour and meet the folks who built your mando. I hope you have many enjoyable years of playing.
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"Everything Bruce and his fellow craftspeople are very good people, from what I see and hear".
OOPS, I meant to say, Bruce and his craftsmen (and women) are very good people, from what I hear. Thanks again everyone!
Congrats on such a fine mandolin. This is that mandolin that I dream of owning.
Perhaps some day...........
Enjoy your instrument.
I was wondering what type of spruce is on my Gallatin A? I think it is red spruce, any ideas? I love the tone it produces, very responsive too.
It has a wide grain on the bass side to the edge. Does sitka spruce have this wide grain too?
Depends on where it grew and what section was used. Call/email Weber and ask. They may have the record of the materials based on your serial number. They have great service and are fun to talk with. Trust me, they are as crazy about your mandolin as you are!
PS, welcome to the Cafe!
PPS, Just noticed Brett from Weber posted. You could still call and chat
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If you call the shop and ask for Joann, give her your serial # and she can tell you what the top wood is. Based on the pictures, I'm going with Sitka. Red spruce, when finished in that color (Faded Leather) takes the stain in such a way that a "racing stripe" appears right down the middle of the top, and I'm not seeing that in your pictures. The Gallatin A mandolin is one of my favorites. Simple in features, but awesome in tone. Enjoy your new baby, and welcome to the Weber family!