Great Deal on Weber Big Sky Mandolin!

Great Deal on Weber Big Sky Mandolin!

2007 pre Yellowstone model Big Sky mandolin.  Has all of the appointments of the Montana Yellowstone mandos from 2007 on.

I just did a re-fret, speed neck, and all the setup tweaks, so it’s good to go.
This mando has been well used with lots of finish distressing on the top. The build is solid and after the recent work, plays great.
Can’t beat the price at $2800.

Check out more pictures and specs at this LINK and don’t hesitate to contact Bruce to discuss!

From Sold Out to Six Interesting Instruments In Stock!

From Sold Out to Six Interesting Instruments In Stock!

And, boy, they are diverse collection: mandolins, mandolas, an octave- and even a Gibson Guitar.

Below is a quick run down on each one, but follow the links for more information. Don’t hesitate to contact Bruce to chat about them.

~We sell these instruments for players under our MAC used instrument program. People can feel more comfortable buying, or selling, a high end instrument from a trusted source. Check it out!

Flatiron F5 Artist Mandolin

Flatiron F5-Artist

Time Tested, still beautiful, and with a great sound.

Crooks A Mandolin

Crooks A Style

Easy player, nice voice and has a slightly larger neck for you players with big hands.

Weber Alder Mandola

Weber Alder #2 Mandola

Beautiful voice and low action.  No buzzing on this baby!

Gibson H1 Mandola

Gibson H1 Mandola

Just had all the setup tweaks, .080 EVO re-fret, and new bone nut.
She’s an easy player with a growly voice.  Comes with the original hard shell case.

Flatiron 3K Bouzouki

Flatiron 3K Octave Mandolin

Nice and very easy player with a pleasant voice.

Gibson Reissue Banner Southern Jumbo Guitar J

Gibson Reissue Banner Southern Jumbo Guitar

We don’t usually do guitars, but what the heck, and we’re selling it for a great customer.
See the description at the link! 

Winter is the time for…

Winter is the time for…

Winter might be a good time to send in your mando for a tune up- however I can imagine you sitting in front of the wood stove learning new tunes…

Check out the common repair and tune up list, or don’t hesitate to give Bruce a call or email to chat about your instrument.


Following is another nice letter we received from a happy player:
Hi Bruce,
Despite my anxiety attack, the mando got here safe and sound. It was waiting on the doorstep, freshly arrived when I went home for lunch yesterday.I can’t tell you how pleased I am with how it plays and sounds. It has a lightness and sweetness of tone that I can’t get from my other instruments. It’s like it has come to life.I don’t know what magic happens in Montana, but my mandos have all been the better for visiting there and taking the cure!

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NEW PRICE! The Mustang

NEW PRICE! The Mustang

A little walk on the wild side- the first ever Weber Mustang mandolin in like new condition!
Not many of these were built so she’s a rare one and perfect to round out a collection.
Fingerboard is true and plays easy at a low action with no buzzing.
A bonus: Comes in a Hoffee, thinsulate lined, case which is about the best you can get!

$4700.00 Or Best Offer

If you’re thinking about selling a mandolin family instrument check out our MAC program. For some it’s easier to have a trusted third party handle it. Email, or give Bruce a call, to discuss!

Start Early For Mando Christmas Gifts!

Start Early For Mando Christmas Gifts!

I know this is REALLY early but some of the engraved items take about 6 weeks to make, plus inlay customization can take awhile, too.

Following are a few ideas for that Mando Player in your life.

Customized Truss Rod Covers and Harmonic Suppressors are popular: engraving on Mother of Pearl or Abalone, inlay of initials to your own logo or design.
Check out our Galleries for ideas, and general pricing in the commerce section. The process can seem a bit confusing and it’s most often necessary to talk/email with Bruce to nail down exactly what is wanted- he can help with suggestions, ideas, and give you a cost estimate.

We also offer Amrests and Pickguards– customized or not!

We’ve had a long, beautiful Autumn here at Montana Lutherie, and Sound To Earth Orchard. Bruce was busy getting the new shop ready for winter, but has a great view!

Hope You Are Enjoying the Fall, Too!