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About VernBrekke

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About VernBrekke

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Production/Design Engineer Gibson/Flatiron Division, Belgrade, MT

Production Engineer, Gibson Acoustic Division, Bozeman, MT

Production/Design Engineer, Sound To Earth, Weber Mandolins, Logan, MT

Electronic/Computer/Audio technician at several consumer repair shops, Butte Community College, Oroville, CA and California State University, Chico, CA


Adjustable Bridge For Use With Stringed Instruments U.S. Pat. No. 6,031,165


"Brekke Bridge"


Gibson Ukulele peghead (only prototypes were made)
The "Original" Brekke Bridge
Weber Sweet Pea mandolin
Weber Maverick electric mandolin
Weber cast tailpiece
Weber "Wood Nymph"
Weber "Traditional" bridge
Weber "S" shaped mandola, octave & mandocello bridges
Weber armrest/tailpiece
Weber adjustable resonator bridges
Weber “Carousel” Soundwell for resonator instruments
Weber guitar/resonator tailpieces
The Weber pickguards

Weber inlay designs:

Weber Fern
Weber Flowerpot
Weber Big Sky Star
Weber Celtic Cross
Weber Celtic Diamond
Weber Celtic Clover
Weber Celtic Torch
Weber Bighorn Shield
Weber Maverick Celtic Spike
Weber Soprano Celtic Dart
Weber Celtic Fluer De Lis

A bunch of custom customer inlays from bears to chickens to scorpions to deer/elk antlers/skulls and several different hoof patterns down the fretboards. There was a 3D turtle that went on a fingerboard extension that was the most complex inlay and a jewel studded Gecko that was the most expensive inlay.

Weber was basically willing to try and do whatever inlay a customer requested. Sometimes it was from their own drawings and more often from just a request for a ...

Bridger Products Rope Halter Buckle

Serendipity Designs Massage Table


Masters Degree, PHED/Biomechanics, California State University, Chico, CA

Thesis: The Mitsubishi P50U Video Printer: Applications for Biomechanical Research and Instruction

Bachelors Degree, Physical Education, California State University, Chico, CA

Associate Degree, Applied Technology, Butte Community College, Chico, CA

Butte College: 30th Basic Police Academy

Diploma, Computer Technology, Dunwoody Institute, Minneapolis, MN

Bozeman, MT
Martial arts (jujitsu), history, golf, camping, horses
Design/Production Engineer - Musical Instruments


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