2016 Weber Distressed Diamondback F5 Mandolin
(Serial No. 16514002) Near mint condition, but I'm not sure that term is applicable to a distressed model. One of the great things about a "distressed" mandolin is that the cosmetic condition just doesn't matter and you don't have to worry about blemishes and such, however this mandolin has been well cared for. Other than minor fret wear, she looks the same as the day she was shipped. The Diamondback is a upgraded Weber Yellowstone. This particular instrument was built with a Sitka spruce top, flamed maple back/sides/neck in a traditional tobacco sunburst satin finish, body, fretboard and headstock are bound in Ivoroid, 1 1/8 inch nut on the radiused ebony fretboard, speed neck, mother-of-pearl diamond position markers, Weber traditional bridge, pearl Weber logo, cast one piece Weber tailpiece and Grover tuning machines. Definitely has the "old school" look and feel, but more importantly, this mandolin sounds as "vintage" as she looks. Tons of deep woody and mid-range "pop" Very traditional sounding. Responsive and very powerful. This is one of the best sounding Webers I have played. Bruce Weber built a lot of 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.
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