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  1. Another Custom Ranger Travel Mandolin

    Thought I'd post this one. Bruce has been getting several inlay requests lately, not only on Rangers but armrests and truss rod covers.

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  2. Mandolin Bridges

    I just saw this blog post we did- it's been a year (!) but the info is always timely.

    Any of the bridge issues below will rob your instrument of tone and volume and are responsible for more players going on a new string brand or gauge hunt because their instrument just doesnít sound like it used to.

    I know Iíve posted on this topic a few times before, however recently Bruce has gotten quite a few instruments in for miscellaneous work and noticed almost all had bridge ...
  3. It Has Fused To My Body

    Thanks, Frank!

    So here I am 3 weeks after I have received my own Ranger and I think it has fused to my body. I haven't been able to put it down and I think my wife is suggesting I seek help of sorts. It's absolutely more than I expected and in both sound and build. Thank you Webers. I'm even thinking about using it for some songs at gigs because of it unique sound. I will be taking it around Europe for the whole of July so hopefully I'll be able to send a photo or two of the Ranger ...
  4. Ranger Mando on Vacation

    Here's a happy Ranger Player vacationing on the beach- the next one is the Ranger Travel Mando getting a tan : ) Thanks, Ben!!
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  5. Happy Ranger Travel Mandolin Player!

  6. If your mando is older, you may have SADDLE SAG...

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    Having trouble getting your action just right? The G and E strings play great but you get a buzz on the D and A? You get rid of the buzz on the D and A strings and the G and E are hard to play?

    The picture above shows what may be the reason. Over time the string tension works on the saddle on a traditional style bridge creating a bow with the D and A strings riding lower, sometimes significantly. Flat or radiused fingerboard, the problem created ...
  7. Happy Ranger Owner, home on leave, wrote a nice review- Update

    A little update as the first Cherry Ranger went out today- sounds fantastic! Just thought some might be interested in these woods that are a bit different.
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    Thanks, NP!

    I love my Ranger! I upgraded to the walnut with radiused ebony fretboard. From the start I was blown away with how great it looked and sounded! You canít beat its size and portability as ...

    Updated Sep-07-2018 at 5:20pm by Mary Weber

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  8. Worthless For All But a String Holder

    Any of the bridge issues below will rob your instrument of tone and volume and are responsible for more players going on a new string brand or gauge hunt because their instrument just doesnít sound like it used to.

    I know Iíve posted on this topic a few times before, however recently Bruce has gotten quite a few instruments in for miscellaneous work and noticed almost all had bridge issues: poor fit, leaning towards the fingerboard, some bases flipped bass for treble, and messed ...
  9. Custom Rangers

    This one will travel to France, soon- upgraded with an ebony FB & Peghead Veneer (think it's radiused, too) and buckskin color.
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    This one is Vegan- which is pretty easy to achieve with the ebony star in the peghead and micarta nut- looks cool, too!
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    Bruce has been picking wood and planning with two players for their instruments (one a two point, one an F)...great visits!
  10. Mando 118 Years Old

    Here's a nice (and interesting) letter we received from a repair.
    Mandos can sure get around:


    My Grandfather Peter E Anderson was listed on the 1900 census as living in an apartment in Kentucky with three other LDS missionaries. Before he left the mission field to come home, he bought his wife Clara a mandolin. My father gave the mandolin to Pamela when we were newlyweds because she was the only member of the extended family that owned and played a mandolin.
    Several ...
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