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    Default Weber Aspen: Please recommend an armrest

    Hello Mandolinists,

    I have a Weber Aspen mandolin (no number on the label) that I would like to add an armrest to.

    It's important that the armrest go over the tailpiece.

    What would you recommend?

    Thank you,
    Aldon Sanders

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    Default Re: Weber Aspen: Please recommend an armrest

    Just a suggestion, call the folks at Cumberland Acoustics and discuss your needs. They may be able to craft something to your specification for coverage of the armrest. I have one of their armrests and they are well made.

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    Default Re: Weber Aspen: Please recommend an armrest

    I have a CA and. Soliver’s, who’s a member here. Both are fine, I prefer the Soliver.

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    I second Cumberland Acoustics.
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    Default Re: Weber Aspen: Please recommend an armrest

    I have standard CA armrests on both of my F-style mandolins. They probably aren't as comfortable as some of the larger sculpted, small-shop made armrests that we often see available, but personally I actually prefer the CA armrests' spartan design...

    That said, I haven't seen CA advertise any armrest that covers the tailpiece. As has been mentioned, CA might be willing to custom build one that does.

    The Webber armrest which fits over a built-in tailpiece, while pricey, is nicely designed and it provides some access to the tailpiece for string replacement. But it only works with the armrest's integral tailpiece.

    At least for my situation, The Webber armrest and any other armrest that covers the tailpiece would probably prevent use of some of the nicer available 3rd party tailpieces. That would be a deal breaker for me.
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    Default Re: Weber Aspen: Please recommend an armrest

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    This is OEM. Designed and made to go on a Weber and compliment the tailpiece. Hill Country Stringworks also makes them but my Rx is Weber.

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    Default Re: Weber Aspen: Please recommend an armrest

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger Bob View Post
    This is OEM. Designed and made to go on a Weber and compliment the tailpiece. Hill Country Stringworks also makes them but my Rx is Weber.
    Actually, the description and picture that the URL points to describes an armrest that includes an integral tailpiece. The armrest apparently does not come without the built-in tailpiece, which is apparently also part of the mounting mechanism.
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