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    Default Weber now?

    A lot of water has gone under the bridge since Bruce sold to Two Old Hippies. I am curious how the current Webers compare with the Montana Webers. Has anyone had the chance to A/B them? Thanks.
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    Default Re: Weber now?

    I have had plenty of opportunity to compare with keeping a large stock and in my opinion the tone and build quality has remained consistent.
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    Default Re: Weber now?

    Quote Originally Posted by red7flag View Post
    A lot of water has gone under the bridge since Bruce sold to Two Old Hippies. I am curious how the current Webers compare with the Montana Webers. Has anyone had the chance to A/B them? Thanks.
    I have 3 Montana Webers and did acquire an Oregon A body that was fantastic. I sold it to a friend that needed a mando and he was very pleased with it. I would not hesitate to recommend either.

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    Default Re: Weber now?

    It's hard to A/B them, because the Montana Webers are all at least six years old now, so they've opened up. That said, I played a few of the Oregon Webers over a year ago at Sylvan Music in Santa Cruz, and I'll agree with Trevor that they definitely had the Weber tone.
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    My '14 Yellowstone has Bruce's signature and, Im pretty sure, is from Oregon. I love it! And wouldn't trade it for (almost) any other mandolin.

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    i own two recent built Webers, thinking the Yellowstone F is a 2017 and the pronghorn was at the last Namm show(2019). both are excellent in every way. I've owned Webers from the past, around 5 i think-all fine instruments, but honestly i like these current builds better in every way.

    the best way i can sum up my personal feeling of the weber line i have owned would be, the current ones i own carry the Weber DNA and have evolved in positive ways to be even better.

    i don't look at other mandolins these days, i'm well satisfied.

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