2015 Weber Bitterroot Mandolin
(Serial No. 4182007) Excellent condition. This mandolin will give you that good bluegrass sound. Rich chocolate brown lacquer finish. Unlike the earlier Bitterroot series, this mandolin has heavily flamed maple back sides and neck. I think maple is by far the superior tonewood for mandolins. Many of the early Bitterroots were made with mahogany back and sides, which to my ears just doesn't cut it for sound. It also has a gloss finish, a solid carved spruce top which gives it a warm cut and chop, traditional tone bar bracing, top bound only, rounded V profile neck, nickle Schaller tuners with pearl buttons, Weber one piece cast tailpiece, pearl peghead inlay and Weber logo, and an ebony Weber Brekke bridge. Has a unbound flat fretboard with 1 1/8 inch nut, pearl diamond fretboard position markers, jumbo frets, and no treble extension which eliminates pick click. Its a loud mandolin with good chop and a very warm woody tone. Here is a short video clip of this mandolin played by luthier Richie Dotson of Acoustic Box LLC in Chesterfield, VA. Very clean mandolin showing only a few nicks and dings from playing. Bruce Weber built a lot of fine Gibsons and Flatirons there in Montana. Now he has his own shop and is turning out high quality instruments. This instrument has just been set up by my luthier and is ready to go. It needs nothing but your fingers on the strings! Comes with the original grey Weber hardshell case with all the accessories in the case pocket.
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