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    Itís taken me sometime to realize Mandolins are strange and wonderful instruments that requires a skilled professional to make them their best. I sent a Mandolin to Steve at Cumberland Acousticís for a Cumberland Bridge, fit and setup. I received my Mandolin back in less than one week and wow it has a richer tone and plays great. I am really happy with it.
    It makes me wonder how many folks end up selling by not being satisfied when all they really need is a new Bridge or Nut? Donít get me wrong not all Mandolins can be made to sound and play great, but I have sold some Mandolins in the past that I wished I had kept and tired a different setup. For some reason I kept thinking if a Mandolin was new or expensive and made by a company like Gibson or Weber it shouldnít require such things, I guess the longer you play the more you learn. I admire those who can do their own setup, but I think Iíll leave it to Cumberland Acousticís as I typically do more damage than good.

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    Sloppy Joe, I recently had a new Cumberland Acoustics bridge installed on my F-5 and It has worked out nicely. The bridge I replaced was a poorly fitted after market addition put on by the previous owner that was difficult to intonate. I took the new Cumberland Acoustics bridge and mandolin to professionals near our home and they did the job right. I think sending it to Steve would have been an excellent path as well!

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    Steve is the man!

    I had him refret an A5L with EVO and make a custom pickguard for it as well.....Steve and his team did an amazing job!

    Sent it from California, and got it back in 2 weeks, including shipping time.

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    a friend just bought a gibson acoustic guitar from a local shop for around 2200.00 plus 12% sales tax brand new . it had fret buzz and they wanted 100.00 more for a set up . hmmm .....

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    I highly recommend Steve and the CA folks for great mandolin set up work. Oh, and there's a bonus there too: lots of laughs!

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    Same here. I called them and received the best customer service from beginning to end!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogle View Post
    I highly recommend Steve and the CA folks for great mandolin set up work. Oh, and there's a bonus there too: lots of laughs!

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    I’ve had Steve do a number of things on different mandolins for me, and always a pleasure and a great job!

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    I've never had Steve do any set up work for me, but have ordered a good deal of hardware for various and sundry things I've the last couple of years, and 120% agree with all of the above. He a great guy and great to work with!
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