The two most recent arrivals are all the way from Montana. Bruce Webber and his small team make truly excellent mandolins – and the rest of the mandolin family – and at very reasonable prices. The Gallatin F5 sounds as good as a glossy higher spec’d mandolin, the Bitterroot F style octave mandolin is yet more proof of why you need a carved instrument to get warmth, power and definition all in one.
Archive for April, 2012
In my continuing efforts to find the best value mandolins and guitars during these hard times I am delighted to have my first two Country Boy mandolins for Audey Ratliff. They sound great and look fantastic, an F5 for £1595 and an A5 for £1250, new challengers to the Weber Gallatin line for best bang for buck hand made mandolins.
Two new wonderful Weber mandolins in today. A Gallatin F5 in natural finish and a Bitterroot A5.
A very nice 1918 Gibson A has just arrived. No vintage Gibbys a few days ago now three in stock and one more expected.
Eastmans for Easter (only a bit late). 504, 515, 614, 805 and 815 are back in stock. Other models remain in stock.
What a day for vintage mandolins! Two Gibson A4s! One from 1919 and its younger relative from 1920, both at great prices. Also a Lyon and Healy Style C from a year before the older. I am hoping to receive at least one more old Gibson this week.
Jonathan Mann makes the most beautiful electric mandolins. They are great to play too. A SEM-5 in faded blue finish has just arrived.
I just had four amazing guitars arrive from Canadian Luthier David Webber. My first tenor, that will keep me busy for a while, a fantastic OM cutaway in stunning rosewood, a baritone and a sapele dreadnought.
I’m always going on about what great value David’s guitars are and with this delivery I am even more impressed. I never thought I would see a baritone as good as this for two grand. I compared the dreadnought with one twice the price, the tone difference was infinitesimal.