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    Uplifting story in times where an uplift is greatly appreciated.

    Late last year, I purchased a mandolin from Fiddler's Green, my contact resource was Ben. He was pleasant, efficient and committed to my satisfaction in every way. I wish him good luck.

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    Thanks for telling your story, Ben! This pandemic has dealt blows - some unrecoverable; some tests! Sounds to me like you're handling your test, and my bet would be, you'll pass!

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    Lucky me! My family and I moved from central Austin to Lockhart about eight years ago and love it. A hearty welcome to Fiddlers Green and congratulations to Ben Hodges ... you’ll be a great addition to what is quickly becoming a wonderful downtown scene!

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    Wow, what a beautiful shop. It is pure magic when someone's dream can be fulfilled in this way. That is especially true when it is a long-trim dream toward which one has been working for decades. I wish you every success and the joy that comes from achieving something for which you have shown such dedication.

    Best wishes, Bob

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    Great success story, Ben! You are a winner in life, and always will be. Buying and selling instruments thru FG has always been a breeze, and it's my go-to spot to try lotsa first-class instruments, especially mandolins. Well-designed website, too.

    Good Luck, Ben.
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    The shop looks like once you entered it, it would be hard to leave without an instrument. I hope more people feel that way!

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    Congrats Ben and best of luck in Lockhart. I can't wait to visit the new space!

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    Way to go Ben. See you soon.

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    Wow..that is a nice-looking and inviting shop, and with a huge inventory! I am far from Texas, but I wish you the best.

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    Sweet story and congrats. Way to go Ben. Best of luck on your 'new' shop in Lockhart You've been to great work with on our deals the past several years. New customers will be in for a nice surprise. Couldn't be happier for you.
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    Definitely will class up Lockhart, at least as I remember it 45 years ago. Good luck!

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    Awesome. I love small business stories. Rocky start but hopefully things will get better as we get past these interesting times.

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    Best of luck, Ben! When I lived in Austin in the early 90s, Lockhart was a frequent getaway designation for me. Worked on a David Halley video in that sweet little town, too. Love the Tim Kerr art on the walls. Wishing you nothing but success.

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    Congratulations and good luck, Ben!!

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    Ben, I'm looking forward to making a day trip (or 2) to Lockhart just to visit your place and try out those mandolins I've been eyeballing online. Very nice setup. Congratulations!

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    I just bought a mandocello mailorder from FG and Ben. Easy transaction, arrived in perfect condition, couldn't be happier with the sales experience. I'll be back. Best of luck, Ben!

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    I can’t wait to see the new place!! Ben is super knowledgeable and personable, and an excellent musician! Best of luck, see y’all soon!!

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