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astro Tech: Recommended Luthiers (39) RE: Tech: Recommended Luthiers 10 May 09


I was talking to the luthier over at the folk shop in Tucson, and I guess they fill the old holes for the tuners with wooden dowels, then drill out the new needed holes for the new tuners and then place the new tuners in that cover the dowels. More than likely the holes for Waverlys won't fit the old ones.

They sure are expensive ($650) and thus I will do only one mandolin per year.

I want to buy a tenor banjo this next year along with dreaming of a Givens or Nugget mandolin that won't come for a few years. I just got a Wheatstone concertina (circa 1928) paid off for my sweetie and so there is a need for a new five string banjo for her and a guitar...the money will be flowing freely for a few years...forget the lottery, I never win anything...

Astro with an open wallet, though much lighter one...

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