About this model, Weber Mandolin Company says: The Bitterroot is Montana's state flower, whose fleshy roots were used extensively as food by the Indians, Lewis and Clark, and the Mountain men that followed. The Bitterroot Mountains follow the border between Idaho and Montana. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, they suggest the following: Bring your talent and enjoyment of music to any setting, and let the Bitterroot do the heavy lifting. The playability of our radiused fingerboard and the bluegrass muscle of our tone bar braced, aged spruce top combine with a traditional look to create the best and most affordable and very customizable workhorse mandolin on the planet.
We special-ordered this in the dark sunburst finish, and with the factory installed K&K internal pickup system. It is, as a consequence, one of the most versatile (and beautiful) modern Florentine-with-f-hole mandolins being offered from a factory in the northwestern quadrant of the U.S.A. We reserve this honor for only a few choice instruments, but in our lexicon of greatness (with thanks to Peter Alsop) "It's a Hummer." Except the pickup doesn't hum - it's pretty darn quiet.
And, now for the details: Body Size: Traditional F; Top: Hand Graduated and Tuned Solid Spruce; Sound Hole/F Hole: F-holes (NO! Really?!); Bracing: Hand Scalloped Spruce Tone Bars or X Brace; Back/Ribs/Neck: Maple; Peghead Veneer: F Style Shape; Unbound Ebony; Peghead Inlay: MOP 'Weber' Script and Knot; Fingerboard: Black Bound Ebony; Radiused; Scale Length: 14 Inches; Nut Width: 1 1/8 Inches; Fret Markers: MOP Diamonds; Frets: .080 N/S; Truss Rod: Dual Action/Adjustable;
Body Binding: Ivory- Top only; The Color of this example is vintage sunburst; Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer; Hardware/Tuners: Cast Weber Stainless Steel Tailpiece/Nickel Grover Tuners; Bridge: Traditional style two-piece adjustable Brekke Bridge; Case: Deluxe hard shell. The original owner benefits from having a Limited Lifetime Warranty from the manufacturer.