Top Wood: Hand Graduated and Tuned Solid Sitka Spruce Bracing: Tone Bars Back / Ribs / Neck: Maple Nut Width: 1-1/8" Peghead Veneer: Un-bound Ebony Peghead Inlay: Weber Script Logo Fingerboard: Standard Un-bound Ebony Fret Markers: 6mm MOP Diamonds Frets: .080 Body Binding: Unbound Top and Back Color: Faded Leather Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Truss Rod: Dual-Action Adjustable Bridge: Weber Adjustable Ebony Bridge Tuners / Hardware: Nickel Total Number Of Frets: 24 Scale Length: 14 inches Case: Deluxe Shaped Hardshell
The dark finish on this Weber Gallatin F is just shy of black in color and the the crisp points and beveled edges remind me of something stealthy. Anyway... on to the mandolin...
This is a new discontinued mandolin that has some signs of shop wear- the main being a small and light pick scratch on the treble side. It is made with the same high quality craftsmanship that the higher end Webers are made with but with less ornate cosmetics and simple wood. The sound is crisp and clear, the chop is present and powerful, and the look is undeniably eye-catching. Here is what the good people at the Weber Mandolin Company say about the Weber Gallatin F Mandolin;
Stunning natural looks highlight the Gallatin F14-F Mandolin. Beloved by musicians of all varieties for its punch, clarity and playability, the Gallatin mandolin is an innovative instrument with traditional integrity. The Gallatin Series, our entry-level mandolins are hand carved with the same attention to detail as our highest-end instruments, and the natural finish only adds to the unique, organic look of this 100% made-in-America mandolin.