Weber reso models debut

Weber Resophonica GuitarWeber Fine Acoustic Instruments is celebrating their 10th Anniversary with a new line of resophonic guitars.

Bruce Weber started his small shop with just himself and three other instrument crafters, and now has a staff of 12 luthiers working in a converted schoolhouse in Logan, MT. They have developed a reputation for building very high quality mandolins and mando-family instruments, plus arch top guitars.

Weber launches his reso line with four models, all available in three configurations. Round neck models will be offered with either the spider cone (typically preferred by bluegrass and country players) or the biscuit cone (favored by bluesers), and square neck models with a spider. All of the new Weber resos will be built using their Carousel soundwell, with an open body design designed to maximize airflow through the chamber. It is built using a pair of wooden rings supported by small posts.

The four models differ in the woods used for the body.

  • Vigilante – all mahogany
  • Renegade – mahogany with spruce top
  • Outlaw – flame maple back and sides with spruce top
  • Bandit – all flame maple

More photos and details can be found on the Weber web site.

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