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    Default Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    I just took pictures of this for the owner, and since it's SO customized I thought I would post them here. Hope you enjoy them! Looking at the one of Bruce Jr. fretting...you think all of the large body inst. have a chin dent?
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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Hi Mary,

    Wow, thanks for posting this. As always, it's beautiful. I love the one-piece back. Careful, you'll start an MAS epidemic!

    Best wishes,

    Bob

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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    This is it:
    E-12, A-22, D-34, G-48, C-74

    and YES

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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Weber View Post
    and YES
    Oh boy... now I just need to figure out how to say goodbye to my family and duck over to Montana for a long while..

    Thanks for posting the pics. It's great seeing the beautiful instrument taking shape, and it's especially wonderful to see the Weber family at work and having fun doing it.

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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Mary, you guys work miracles in Montana. I miss The West, but thanks to you and Gibson I always can take The West with me.
    Fred

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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Heavens, I bet that'll be a monster when it's strung up, would love to hear a sound clip when you do!

    PS what's the scale length on that one? I'm guessing about 24" with a .012 e string?

    Cheers, John.

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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Now THAT's the way I like it! Never seen a 5 course 'cello; great job!

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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Stunner! Be sure to put spaces between all the plates and glasses in the cupboard before you try it out!
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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    With a 27" scale that thing is gonna roar. I hope the owner has hands like Mike Marshall's or can shift positions very quickly!

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    Yep, that's bigger than most bass guitar scales...I play bass and that will be a bit big for me. SOUND will be HUGE, but fingering will take some work or else MEGA shifting. I guess that's the point of the high E, tho'...
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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Wow! So cool!!
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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    My basses are 34" scale. 27" is certainly longer than any of my guitars, though.

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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Beautiful. I'll echo what some one else said, their LH hand must be huge to handle 10 strings.

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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    it's a 27 inch scale length and I can't wait to hear it too- it's going to be awhile as it will have a varnish finish. I'll try to get a video but these guys ship them out of the door before I can grab them! Bruce just told me it has the color on it and the first coat of finish- I will get some pictures.

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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Weber View Post
    This is it:
    E-12, A-22, D-34, G-48, C-74
    How is that different from a cittern?

    P.S. I have a Gallatin F mandocello that is magnificent!
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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Any updates? I'm obsessed with the idea of this now.

    Would love to see finished pictures. And maybe a sound clip.

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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    It's funny you should ask..this instrument will be ready to ship any day now to it's very patient owner. I am posting some pictures taken during finish but don't want to post any of it completely done until the owner sees it in person, first. Unfortunately it looks like I didn't get any more pics of the whole thing. We won't be able to get sound clips before it leaves but I will definitely ask him if he would be so kind to put a few out, and perhaps a video.
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    This is off topic, but your signature reminds me of awhile back, when we got the spruce pictured from AK the truck driver said, 'boy, I thought that was expensive firewood'. (Bruce is putting a sealer on the ends)

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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    That's a beautiful finish, & really bring out the flame in the back. Sure looks deadly dangerous.
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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Oh my!

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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Just curious: did you beef up the top and/or brace thickness as compared to a normal 4 course mandocello? More broadly, are there any construction differences other than those necessary to physically accomodate the extra course?

    Lovely instrument. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Bruce says, 'Trade secrets'...
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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Weber View Post
    Bruce says, 'Trade secrets'...
    Now that is how an oval mandocello should be braced -- no top sag under the bridge with that arrangement!!!!

    Are the parallel short pieces intended as tone bars -- or just more bracing?

    Can you tell me how wide the nut is?

    Hey I just thought of something - - how about a pie plate sized Virzi?
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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Bruce says: The parallel pieces are both tone bars and bracing, and the nut width is 1 7/8" And about the virzi..he read this, got a half-smile and a far-a-way look and said, 'The D hole would make it easier to take out later'.

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    Default Re: Weber Big Horn, 10 string, 27" Scale, Mandocello

    Thanks for the information! I'd like to figure out a way to re-brace my 1936 K-1 with the arrangement. It would certainly eliminate the top sag under the bridge I'll bet!
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