Up for sale, a Webber OM Cutaway in near mint condition, complete with the original hardshell case. A one man shop in North Vancouver, British Columbia, David Webber crafts only a few instruments a month to exacting standards. Webber's instruments are precise, consistently reliable and outstanding acoustic guitars, employing natural materials whenever possible and relying on the natural beauty of the tonewoods chosen.
Offering tonal breadth and versatility, this OM features a 15 1/4" wide lower bout and 3 7/8" body depth. Crafted with all solid woods, this Webber boasts a solid Engelmann spruce top and cocobolo back and sides, with flame koa body and neck binding, and a one-piece Honduran mahogany neck as well as a solid African ebony bridge and fingerboard.
The tonal properties of cocobolo speak to its use as a viable substitute for Brazilian rosewood, offering increased power, abundant low register overtones, and ample clarity. Trebles are sweet, with a crisp, sparkling note attack, and the guitar has a certain dry, balanced midrange character. The bass register is present, percussive and punchy, and given the cocobolo/ebony pairing, there's no lack of glassy snap with a flatpick. The instrument's tonal profile also lends itself to fingerpicking or slide work. Weighing 4lbs 13oz, this Webber has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with fresh 12-54 bronze strings and easy-playing action.
The Honduran mahogany neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve with moderate shoulder and an effortless feel, measuring .815" deep at the 1st fret and .899" at the 9th. The original slender frets are practically perfect with well-rounded crowns and their full factory height, showing only light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-4. The scale length is a full 25 1/2", and this scale puts ideal tension on the top to maximize projection. The nut is hand-carved from bone, measuring 1 3/4" in width. The headstock face features a gloss-finished ebony overlay inlaid with the Webber "W," and the original chrome tuning machines with carved ebony buttons turn very smoothly.
On the body, the carved ebony bridge is fitted with a bone saddle that has ample height, and string spacing at the bridge is 2 3/16". The guitar has a transparent pickguard, and the rosette features flamed koa, matching the binding. The high gloss body finish highlights the dynamic, rich grain patterns in the cocobolo, and cosmetic wear is limited to just a few tiny nicks and a faint finish scratch or two in the clear coat of the gloss. A strap button has also been added to the heel.
The original hardshell case is included.