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WireBoy
Jan-24-2005, 2:07am
Here's a few shots of the Weber booth, Mary and Bruce Weber.

WireBoy
Jan-24-2005, 2:09am
Mary presents the Mustang prototype.

WireBoy
Jan-24-2005, 2:17am
a closer look at the mustang.

WireBoy
Jan-24-2005, 2:18am
check out the epoxy resin filled inlays on the headstock and finger board. and (my favorite) 1 3/16" at the nut !!

WireBoy
Jan-24-2005, 2:21am
the other end of the fingerboard.

WireBoy
Jan-24-2005, 2:25am
bruce holding a beartooth's backside. hte bighorn behind his fingers was the best mando in his booth!

WireBoy
Jan-24-2005, 2:27am
the beartooth's headstock. the inlay was so cool, it really was a 'rainbow' trout.

WireBoy
Jan-24-2005, 2:30am
the tailpiece for the Mustang.

WireBoy
Jan-24-2005, 2:34am
The blonde arch top guitar. #it was very hard to hear the subtlety (sp?) of this box what with the chapman stik people blasting away. #the flat top was better at booming. #sorry, forgot to take pic of that one.

WireBoy
Jan-24-2005, 2:36am
the dark arch top. the flame top finish was fabulous. too bad my picture isn't.

WireBoy
Jan-24-2005, 2:42am
Bruce Mary and Paula. They were so very nice to let me pick away on all those mandos and we had a great little chat too! you couldn't ask for better people. Thanks Webers !!!

delsbrother
Jan-24-2005, 4:21pm
Is the Mustang being offered in all scale lengths like their other designs?

DrewM
Jan-24-2005, 4:38pm
Eric...that's me in the green shirt and jeans sitting on the chair (right behind Bruce...I was having the hardest time putting that walnut stained archtop guitar down. #I actually tried to buy it from him, and he wouldn't give it up (for sentimental reasons...it's his first guitar). # I'll be ordering one for sure...those archtops (and that walnut one in particular) are the real deal.

And yes, Bruce, Mary, and Paula are great people...makes me that much happier that I chose a Yellowstone for my first mando...

Drew

pickinNgrinnin
Jan-24-2005, 6:27pm
Wow! Looks like the creativity is flowing up there in Logan. Maybe a result of working in the old schoolhouse. Bruce and Co. are kicking it up a few notches. Great looking stuff. I'd like to get a look at the Flat Top Guitar. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

WireBoy
Jan-24-2005, 6:40pm
Drew, nice to almost meet you. #you had a big grin on your face as your gave that dark archtop a test drive. # i tried to get a feel for the guitars but I couldn't. #it was just too noisy. #the flat top did have a louder voice than the arch top.

re mustang: #Bruce said he made it up just for fun. #i suspect he hung it on the hook just to see what kind of reaction it gets and that buzz will drive the mustang into production or the curiousity cabinet.

PhilGE
Jan-24-2005, 7:50pm
Could you describe the sound of the Mustang? I was hoping Weber would put out a guitar shaped OM and this could be the ticket (though I'd still love an Old Wave GOM someday). I wonder what that might sound like - an archtop GOM w/D hole. Hmmm...

-Phil

WireBoy
Jan-26-2005, 12:08pm
it seemed to me that the mustang didn't have the 'f-hole' woof, but rather a nice clean open tone.

mandomick
Jan-26-2005, 4:36pm
Nice job Eric, looks like you had a good visit with the folks from Weber. Thanks for the pics!

Bradley
Jan-27-2005, 12:00pm
I ahve read about Webers customer service for months.....I called and dealt with Paula Jean this week. And I must say that they are a class act!! We can argue all day about who has the best mandolin, but I feel they are tops in the industry as far as dealing with the Customer and caring about their products. Just my $.02 worth

mandoplayer15
Jan-28-2005, 11:26am
What does NAMM stand for and where does it take place?

Moose
Jan-28-2005, 11:52am
"National Association of Music(ial?) Manufacturers - I think.. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

jacobw
Jan-28-2005, 12:13pm
Close; NAMM is the National Association of Music Merchandisers.

Moose
Jan-28-2005, 12:23pm
Jacob: Thanks for the correction! (I had doubts 'bout that last "M" anyhow. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

jefflester
Jan-28-2005, 2:20pm
And the last several years it has taken place at the Anaheim Convention Center. A few years ago when I went it was at the Los Angeles Convention Center.