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I live a couple hours from Nashville and I hear Mr. Harvey does good work, Im in Evansville Indiana any one have an opinion or suggestion for something closer and maybe affordable,mando proablly needs a fingerboard replaned and new bridge set up.
Thanks Col. Markelberry on a lake near a fish
I'd just ship it to Harvey. Why drive 2 hours, spend the $35 for both way shipping?
fwiw I have always thaought a face to face with the guy who is going to repair my mando is worth alot. for some reason I can explain exactly what it needs and to get feedback at that time is worth alot. For one thing I am not very good at explaining myself and he can sometimes get to the exact crux of the problem and suggest some things that I had not even thougnt of. Also saves alot of phone tag. Ramon
David does not do consumer repairs any longer. You will get a better job by Jackie Miller anyway. Jackie will deliver much quicker than David did also. David is a great repair person, but Jackie is the finest I've ever seen next to Charlie Derrington. You can find him at the Gibson showcase.
I've heard the wait time is very long though??
Contact Jackie and ask. How long is "too long"?
I'm getting close to needing a re-fret as well and might go this route. What is the best way to make contact to set-up an appointment to send my mandolin to Jackie?
Jackie is the man. He did my Wideneck F5G, and it was an excellent job, radiused the board, kept the block inlays intact, re-fretted, new nut, etc... Super job and he kept me informed at all times. Frank
Glad this came up...I've got a teens A model Gibson that I have had for close to 40 years, that needs refretted and possibly new tuners...here in Missouri, no one comes to mind and my banjo-playing brother says send it to Gibson to be done...what would that process entail...how do you contact etc....he has it easy, he says he just talks to his buddy Charlie Cushman, but I don't know Charlie..Thanks for any info.
Jackie does all my mandolin set up and did Charlie Derrington's for the last couple years before Charlie was killed. He can be reached at 615-514-2200x2239 or you can reach Danny Roberts at 615-514-2200x2265l. I have no financial interest in this but I do know the quality of the work they do and they probably do more than any other shop on the planet. Thier level of experience is beyond belief.
Thanks Joe...your input is appreciated.
thank you for all the replies
FWIW - Jackie did a long overdue refret,bridge upgrade, and setup on my 1925 A-Jr earler this year...absolutely unbelievable work. I have owned and played that mandolin since the early 80's and it has never sounded or played better...period. My A9 is starting to show some fret wear, when it's time, it will go to Gibson too. Nuff said...