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Great job on a stainless steel refret of my Granada. I came away with so much more, as is always the case with John. If you live in the middle part of the country and are within a decent distance from Guthrie, OK, John learned from the very best and does the work because it is "interesting" to him.. His prices are more than fair. Every experience I have had with John has been a memory to keep. He is a wonderful luthier. We also got to hear a "free show" by Byron Berline practicing with two brothers. They were young guys and one had been a student of John's on the banjo.
This is one of the handful of places across the country to go where you get the real deal from folks whose character matches their skill on the bench. So much better than a giant warehouse style place..
If you can catch John in Berline's Fiddle shop in Guthrie, anything you might need done, John can do it, on any stringed instrument!
I have pictures and a blog about the experience in much greater detail on my home page.
Overall Rating: 10
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