Hi all, does anyone have any recommendations for a good luthier in Chicagoland to do setup and a kind of general preservation on an old mandolin? I did a search of the forum, but only turned up some 2006 threads. Thanks for any suggestions. Ideally not too far out. I was thinking of Chicago Guitar Shop or Guitar Works in Evanston.
I posted a photo of the mandolin in that section of the forum, but it's a 1945 (so the dealer said) Suzuki mandolin that I picked up at a flea market in Tokyo. Here's a pic! I know nothing else about it, but hope to find out more.
The varnish is flaking off and it's a little beaten up, but it used to be beautiful. Still is, to me!