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  1. Shop Happenings

    Hope everyone had a great Christmas season. Like everyone, we got behind but recently we had visitors, I started working on Rangers, and new wood came in today!
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  2. The Exciting Life of a Luthier

    Waiting for glue to dry:

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    (he's working on a 1984 Flatiron: new tuners, nut, bridge and EVO fretwire)
  3. New Color and Finish

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    These three came in for various things but all also received new color and finish. They're not quite done, but sure are pretty. Good job, Ryan.

    We are re-modeling the shop area as it hasn't been done since 'the big change' and wanted to spruce up as we've been getting visitors and hope to see folks to plan their new instrument (or just visit) next year, too. What a mess! It's going to be great but I cannot believe how much was actually under ...

    Updated Nov-10-2017 at 2:57pm by Mary Weber

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  4. The Special History of a Mandolin Pickguard

    Some of you may remember this story, but it's a good one:

    By Bruce Graybill

    When Bruce Weber built my first custom Weber Mandolin, he had me play for several of his builders using my ‘go to’ Mandolin of that time. He had some special cedar from a tree cut in 1910, that he thought would really work well for voicing the kinds of range and timbre of the classical pieces I was playing. Along with the incredible experience of having woods and building style specifically ...
  5. Join the Club

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    We say on our website: MANDOLIN AUTHORITY Become a member of a group of people who play, work, and live a mandolin inspired life.

    Now I realize right here, at mandolincafe, is the ultimate for that particular group but ours is for those who are also shopping (more accessories to come), contemplating sending in your instrument for a tune up or repair (10% off the accessory or repair service), or MAC Inspection ...
  6. Music Does Make the World a Better Place

    He plays where my Mom was in assisted living and they LOVE it.
    Thanks Steve, and God Bless.

    I am a hospice chaplain in southwest Montana, and I play a Weber mandolin for patients in several facilities and homes. Music works wonders in the hearts of my hospice patients. I am amazed to see a patient diagnosed with dementia open their eyes wider, brighten their countenance, and smile as I play my music. Many times, dementia patients will recall the words to songs and begin singing ...
  7. Buying and Selling Used Mandos

    I don't usually post this often but we have a lot going on with the new website, or it could be today's eclipse...it got down to 66 degrees!

    You may have noticed that we are introducing a new service called Mandolin Authority Certification, or MAC, for short.

    You can send in your mandolin family instrument to be checked out, tuned up, and evaluated. Bruce has worked on many different brands of instruments and we welcome them all (not just for Webers in other words : ...
  8. New Website

    Montana Lutherie's website went live- take a look when you get a chance:
    www.montanalutherie.com

    Still have a few parts and accessories to add but the platform is there!
  9. Flaming Patterns and Prototypes

  10. Always Insure

    Re-top on a 2012 Gallatin F that was damaged in shipping. Always a good idea to insure, even though it doesn't happen often.

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