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Made arrangements to drop by Gary's on the way to my daughter's commencement for getting her Masters. It was on the way, and I wanted to buy a banjo case. When I arrived, Gary sold me the perfect case (own revue), then proceeded to correct a blemish that occured on the back of my resonator after letting a person with really weird body chemistry play my banjo. This was not an easy problem to fix! I had already taken it to another very well regarded luthier and player who was not much help. Gary had to try several different methods, but in a very few minutes, he had the resonator on my Granada looking better than ever! The best part, he explained each step as he did it, and if something did not work, he explained what he would try next and why. Then Gary did some great picking on the Granada and as we left, he went back to digging post holes on his place! I think Gary's PhD in Molecular Biology puts him in a unique position to handle difficult instrument finish problems. A great guy, player, luthier, story teller and vault of banjo lore!
Overall Rating: 10