2010 Weber Custom Vintage F Oval Hole - Built with Aged Tonewoods Mandolin - Sold
Exc.(++) Condition. Built with 65 - 85 year old violin grade tonewoods.
The only evidence of any previous playing on the mandolin is a very light amount of fret wear.
Aged Sitka Spruce top with nice sunburst finish. Aged flamed Maple back, sides and neck also sunburst finished. Top, back and peghead are multiple bound with Ivoroid, with black line showing at top and back of body. Fretboard is single bound with Ivoroid. Radiused fingerboard with Pearl dot inlays. Fretboard has traditional double-cut extension. Elaborate pearl and abalone "Flower Pot" inlay on peghead. "Houndstooth" soundhole rosette. Inside of soundhole is also bound with Ivoroid. 2-pc. adjustable Brekke bridge. Nickel Grover tuners. Nickel cast 1-pc tailpiece.
Nice, strong sounding mandolin ready to play. These mandolins are built using 65-100 year old tonewoods, giving them a rich, lively sound and this one is no exception. This is Weber's take on an original F-4 with a few modern additions. Weber uses modern neck design on the Custom Vintage F's, so the neck is joined to the body at the 14th fret, instead of 9th fret, making for greater playability up the neck.
Even when new, you can easily hear the old cured tonewoods. Most times when we have these examples at shows or festivals, customers point out that they sound better than original vintage Gibson oval hole mandolins when compared directly.
This is a very nice bargain price, as new ones cost $5220 at the discounted selling price. Older examples have single ivoroid binding.