About Weber Instruments
Joel Weber is the sole luthier at, and owner of, Weber Instruments, making high-end custom electric guitars and basses. The second son of Swiss and Canadian parents, Joel likes to tell people that his instruments represent two of the many qualities of his heritage: the extensive use of beautiful Canadian woods, and the precision of work exemplified by the Swiss in many fields; even the Weber Instruments logo shows off parts of his two native countries’ flags.
Fascinated by music since early childhood, Joel started playing the guitar at the age of 10 and it became his main passion from then on. Playing in many bands on countless stages, he also studied guitar performance at Vanier college in Montreal, Quebec. After graduating in 2008 Joel opened a music school, managing several instructors and teaching guitar to countless students of all ages. In the process, he realized his students often needed adjustments and repairs on their guitars, which led him to learn the skills necessary to do the work himself.
Over the years this work led him deeper into the world of lutherie, and he eventually decided to expand into building instruments. Having also done some woodworking throughout his life, Joel took to the craft like a fish to water, and today finds immense satisfaction in designing his guitars and building them from the ground up into world-class instruments. His dedication to quality shows in his work, and he loves working with musicians to create their dream instrument - he knows the feeling of looking for the perfect guitar, having constantly searched for the ideal one throughout his years as a professional guitarist. Based in St-Zotique, Quebec (Canada) Joel would love to meet you and discuss what a Weber guitar can do for you!
Many features and materials on our instruments have been established in a way that makes a Weber guitar recognizable, unique, and second-to-none in terms of its performance and feel. Among others, the wood selection, body shapes, neck-to-body joints, electronics, control layouts and most importantly, care and attention to detail in everything we do, contribute to an amazing playing experience. Our guitars make the natural beauty of the wood a central part of the design; beautifully resonant bodies, quartersawn necks and various figured top woods, all of which are shaped in an exclusive way.
Additionally, since every player has his/her preferences, a Weber guitar allows each individual to have an important role in the final design of the guitar. We work with clients on a one-on-one basis to select certain aspects and items. Some customizable features include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Neck shape
• Top wood
• Aesthetic choices (stain colour, binding etc.)
• and much more...
Other Services - Guitar adjustment and repair
A well-adjusted instrument is absolutely essential to obtain its maximum potential. We offer adjustment and repair services for acoustic and electric guitars and basses, and try to keep wait time to a minimum, depending on the type of repair and the demand at any particular time.
Example of typical adjustments and repairs:
• String change
• Complete tune-up (includes string change, neck, bridge and nut adjustments, fret polishing, cleaning, intonation)
• Fret leveling, crowning and polishing
• Nut/saddle replacement
• Repair loose strap button
• Pickup installation (acoustic and electric)
• Bridge re-glue
• Replace electronics (potentiometers, switches, jacks etc.)
• Block tremolo
• Replace tuners
• And many others...