NMD - 2006 Weber Diamondback


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Mar 3, 2013
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Here I go again. Don't know what I'm thinkin'. Been a guitar player since the late 60s and recently (Spring 2013) took up the ukulele at the behest of a couple friends here on the forum. As if juggling guitar and uke wasn't enough I've decided to throw a mandolin into the mix.

Actually, I've been a fan of the mandolin since I first heard Bill Monroe & Ricky Skaggs. Just didn't think I could get my hand to work on the eenie-weenie fretboard. When I made the adjustment easily with the uke (and at the urging of those friends) I decided to get me one.

I have no idea how to describe the tone except it has a sweet ring to it and it "chops" really well. It sure is beautiful to look at with the hand carved scrolls, points and "f" holes as well as a gorgeous headstock sporting an abalone fern looking kinda thing.

I certainly can't make it sound like this but here is a video of Sierra Hull playing the same model. Hopefully one day I'll get there!


Body Style: Traditional F
Top: Hand Graduated and Tuned Solid Red Spruce
Sound Hole/F Hole: F Hole
Bracing: Hand Scalloped Spruce Tone Bars
Back/Ribs/Neck: Maple
Peghead Veneer: F Style Shape; Bound w/Ebony
Peghead Inlay: MOP "The Weber" Script & Abalone Fern
Fingerboard: Ivoroid Bound Ebony Cutaway; Radiused
Scale Length: 14"
Nut Width: 1 1/8"
Fret Markers: MOP Diamonds
Frets: .080 N/S
Truss Rod: Dual Action/Adjustable
Body Binding: I-B-I
Color: Distressed Antique Tobacco
Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Hardware/Tuners: Cast Weber Gold Tailpiece / Gold Grover Tuners
Bridge: Traditional Brekke Bridge
Case: Weber Deluxe Hardshell





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