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

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

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

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 !!

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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 !!!

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

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...


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

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.

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...


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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.