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    I just bought a used Mid Mo and am looking to find a good place to bring it for a setup. Im located in Meriden (middle of the state). Anyone have any recomendations.

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    I can vouch for Jim DeCava in Stratford.

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    I have been setting up and repairing guitars and mandos for the last 20 years. I would be glad to take a look at it for you. RobertBartoletti@sbcgolbal.net

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    I'll second Jim's recommendation of Jim Decava in Stratford, but check with him by phone since he is backlogged these days.

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    Paul Neri in Clinton does excellent work. 860-669-3351

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    Bluenote:
    Where in CT are you located?

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    Central CT. Meriden.

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    Another vote for Jim DeCava. He's provided excellent workmanship and service for me for many years.

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    There's another shop on the Shoreline in Guilford (about 30min from Meriden) called Acoustic Music. #I've never had them do any work but I've been told by those that have that they do very good work. #The only issue is that they sometimes take a while.Acoustic Music

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    I've had work done on guitars, and played mandolins setup by George Youngblood (i have a guitar with him right now and my mandolin is going for setup as soon as its done), who works with Brian at acousticmusic.org in Guilford, and his quality is excellent. #I have a hard time trusting anyone else with my instruments.
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    To jgarber,
    I'm in East Hampton, CT 860-267-0382

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    To jgarber,
    I'm in East Hampton, CT 860-267-0382

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    Default Re: Luthier in Connecticut

    I know this is an old thread, but it's the only place answering the question in the 'cafe, so I'll add my notes: I just had my Gibson A mandolin (1917) refretted with a new bridge fitted by Jim DeCava and he did a beautiful job. I can't believe how much better the instrument sounds. He did impeccable work, quickly, and for a reasonable price. I would bring any string instrument I have to him for any level of repair. Thanks, Jim, I'm very happy!!

    (He's located just across the Fairfield border in Bridgeport, CT (near the Taco Loco restaurant)).

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