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    Is it just me or does the scroll on this new Weber F-4 in the classifieds look kind of "wonky"?

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    Default Re: Weber scroll

    Wonky, yes.

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    Default Re: Weber scroll

    It’s for a super thick strap loop/logging chain.
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    Default Re: Weber scroll

    Pictures of the discontinued Weber Gallatin "sopranolin" showed a "hook" shaped quasi-scroll; however, when I bought one, it had a fully carved conventional scroll. I guess they were made both ways...?
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    Default Re: Weber scroll

    The scroll is the “crotch” if you will, of an F style mandolin…. Some are hot, and some are not!

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    Default Re: Weber scroll

    For a $6000 mandolin, IMHO, yes that is ¨wonky¨.

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    Default Re: Weber scroll

    My thoughts too. Perhaps it has something to do with this....

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    Default Re: Weber scroll

    the pictures are not taken "straight on" but more with a vector towards the headstock region, giving a slight angular view. its an optical illusion sort of thing. Webers have always had a more open scroll than other brands imo.

    If anyone had this mandolin in hand, i doubt the scroll would draw your attention. The tone and tactile feel in the hand when played though, i think safe to say, would have your attention.

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    Default Re: Weber scroll

    I don’t know, it looks a bit off in the beginning of the video too. I have always been a Weber fan and never before seen a Weber with a scroll of that poor quality. And the binding on the back of the scroll is a little better then the front. I looked at the Weber website just for a quick comparison and none are that open or have binding that rounded where the “eagle’s beak” should be… At least it sounded pretty good in the video.
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