- acoustic guitars
- resonator guitars
Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments originated in 1997 in Bozeman, Montana when Bruce Weber, Joe Schneider, Bob McMurray, Steve Birch and Paula Lewis established the Sound to Earth shop in Bruce's barn. Bruce Weber et al. had been employees of the Gibson owned Flatiron mandolin and banjo company in Bozeman but when Gibson decided to relocate mandolin production to Nashville they opted to stay in Montana and start their own traditional instrument building company. By 1998 they had moved from Bruce's barn to their own workshop in Belgrade, Montana and had a product line-up of around 20 mandolins as well as mandolas, octave mandolins, and mandocellos. The company moved again in 2004 to larger premises at the old Logan school, 25 miles west of Bozeman. Bruce designed and built his Archtop and Shallow Carved Guitars introduced in 2005, and a line of resonator guitars in 2007. In 2012 the company was bought by Tom Bedell (Two Old Hippies) and production was moved to Bend, Oregon. Bruce Weber retired in 2016.