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Bruce's wife and helper. Mandolins are our life- that could be sort of sad in any other place but you will probably understand.
Logan, MT
Mandolins, Mandolas, Octave Mandolins, Mandocellos, Resonator Guitars, Arch Top Guitars
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New Website

by Mary Weber on Aug-14-2017 at 4:38pm
Montana Lutherie's website went live- take a look when you get a chance:

Still have a few parts and accessories to add but the platform is there!

I Love My Mandolin But...

by Mary Weber on Aug-06-2017 at 4:04pm
No reason to not to love it completely...
Many players who have sent their instrument in for tweaking, a refret, (or more) say they are so happy their irritant is taken care of. Contact Bruce and talk it over.

My 1990 Gibson A5-L has been with me since new, and for those 27 years I liked it (once it opened up, anyway), but never loved it. Until Bruce got ahold of it, that is.

The problem was the uncomfortably sharp V-profile of the neck. Other luthiers told me

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Is Happiness Enough?

by Mary Weber on Jun-29-2017 at 12:57pm
We usually concentrate on our own business but the following is so outrageous (but indicative of some of the repair stories we get) that we want to warn: Let the Player Beware.

Bruceís story:
I was contacted recently by the repair guy of a not-too-small music store asking me how the truss rod worked in a mandolin. I asked him if it had a nut on the end of the truss rod, or could it be adjusted by with an allen wrench. He said it had a nut and I told him itís a single action

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Bridge Flips

by Mary Weber on Jun-27-2017 at 5:39pm
Bruce estimates that 20% of the instruments he receives for repair
have the bridge base flipped around- treble for bass.

If you notice a decline in tone/volume after a string change, check the bridge. If the base is flipped the bridge doesn't fit well and sometimes can even cause a hum between the bridge base and the soundboard (top).

A simple precaution is to mark the bottom of the bridge base with a T and B when

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