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    Hey guys, maybe the wrong sub-forum for this, but does anyone know someone in Atlanta they'd trust to do a good setup? I have a Collings MF that needs some fretwork and a good setup.

    Thanks!

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    Randy Wood is in Bloomigdale Georgia right? He's the man!

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    +1 on Randy Wood

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    I also do fret work and set-ups. I am in the Chattanooga area.

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    Marty Jacobson is great and located In Smyrna, just outside Atlanta. He's worked on a couple instruments for and is just an all around good guy! ... No disrespect to Mr Wood at all, but he is close to Savannah which is a good long trek from the Metro Atlanta area (+/- 4 hrs).

    If Marty is not available for some reason, I'd recommend Atlanta Violins in Roswell, I hear they re great with Mandolins. There is also Maple Street Guitars in Buckhead, but they are expensive and have a long turnaround time.
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    Thanks everyone! Randy Wood is fantastic, but I'm just not keen on shipping my instrument if I don't have to and I don't have time to get over to Savannah anytime soon. That's a pretty good haul.

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    Marty Jacobson is on the café, so you can PM him or go to his website and email him directly from there. He really is great to work with.
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    Inside the perimeter, you have Maple Street Guitars as your only option. They'll do a good job.

    OTP West is me, and OTP south is Tom Haywood.

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    Thanks, Marty.
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    Tom Haywood does great work and if you see him on a Friday, you can probably go to a jam. (At least, I did the last time I was there.)
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