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    Mandomania87 tonegard should have them.
    Al I priced my BH new and they said it would be over $7,000.00 to replicate mine. It’s like new though.
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    I would venture that most of us think we paid too much for our instruments. The benchmark for value is how many are thinking that three or four years down the line.

    You can spend big money on a fly rod, over/under 12 gauge, and any number of other things, but a good mandolin will get used every day. What else can you say that about. And if you hang that Weber from the wall. it makes a fine art object too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kurth83 View Post
    To be clear here: Weber = Martin, Collings = Taylor, right? In the dark vs bright sound category (I realize this is oversimplified, same with Martin vs Taylor, especially after Taylor fattened up the sound in some of their newer high-end models.
    Congrats to the OP on the acquisition of this marvelous Weber Big Horn. I have admired that very mandolin recently. How do you top it? I think it will provide great enjoyment for years!

    Regarding the discussion above that included the quote I have cited-- there was a previous reference to Collings being under the Weber-- with great respect and humility-- that comment doesn't ring true for me personally, but that is only my opinion.

    With respect to this point above and guitars:
    Having owned Martin, Guild, Taylor, Gibson, Takamine, National, Yamaha, Fender, Epiphone and Ovation, I don't think it can be generalized quite that much. As in mandolins, each has its own unique tonal properties. Of course, the wood differences generally determine the type of sound you get-- various tops, back and sides, along with shape -- OM, Dread, OO, etc.-- determine the type of tone. I do agree though-- that there is generally a Taylor sound, a Martin sound, etc., with variances and subtleties accompanying each guitar.

    Like one of our friends on the Cafe often says, "find what works and stay with it." I think the way the guitar feels in the hands and the ears of the player is the only thing that matters.

    By the Way, my newest Collings MT is a bluegrass beast. I am totally surprised by the volume, the power, the woodiness and the sustain. Fit and finish goes without saying. My Flatiron Festival is far more mid-range and woof-y, but the Collings is sweet to the ear. The wider nut really fits my large hands. I love both of them much! This Collings MT is equal in every way to the Weber A5 I owned previously and I prefer the action and the tonal response for my ears. I love Webers, but I don't feel that you can put a Collings under a Weber in a blanket statement. It all comes down to the individual player.
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    Well I got the the Weber bighorn today I really like what Iíve heard so far one issue Iím getting unwanted overtones on chord chops. Are grommets my only option to prevent it?

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    Default Re: Weber BigHorn 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric F. View Post
    Hey Mike,

    Do you play the mandolin?
    Are you real?
    If both are true, you are a real mandolin player.
    If it does not take food off the table, keep you from paying the mortgage, etc., get a Weber if that's what you want.
    Life is short.

    (sigh) If it were only that easy . . . . .

    I will keep working on it . . . I don't give up easily!

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    Mandomania87
    Overtones can be reduced by putting a piece of leather woven in the strings behind the bridge, or grommets, or Bruce Weber has these cool looking nymphs that fit over the strings . Go to his Montana Lutherie web site.
    Keep us posted
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    Default Re: Weber BigHorn 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by AMandolin View Post
    Mandomania87
    Overtones can be reduced by putting a piece of leather woven in the strings behind the bridge, or grommets, or Bruce Weber has these cool looking nymphs that fit over the strings . Go to his Montana Lutherie web site.
    Keep us posted
    +1 for the Wood Nymph. It's aesthetically pleasing as well.
    Despite the high cost of living, it still remains popular...

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    I really like the way it just “fits” in.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMandolin View Post
    I really like the way it just ďfitsĒ in.Click image for larger version. 

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    Does this just clip over the the strings or how do you put it on? I'm going to order one soon i like how it looks.

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    It has rubber grommets on the under side that push between the strings and hold it in place
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    Default Re: Weber BigHorn 2010

    Another one, slightly later, just popped up in the classifieds......

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/129410#129410

    The OP got a good deal.

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