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I've admired Glenn's work for a long time. His engraving is at least as good or better than that of the original Fairbanks/Vega craftsmen I love so much. And I'm a fussy guy. His heel carving is the finest I have ever seen. Period.
I recently sent off a neck I made to Glenn for both pearl and metal engraving. It was a pretty special banjo and I wanted the engraving to be special as well. Glenn is a great guy, and was very responsive to what I had in mind. The banjo was a bit outside of his normal style, but he proved to be flexible and creative as needed, and returned a banjo that was far more beautiful than the one I sent him.
Quality engraving is a skill that isn't easily learned, and impossible to fake. And Glenn has taken it to a very high level. His work in both pearl and metal are exemplary. And aside from the skill, we have his artistry. Always tasteful and creative. Not a combination one often sees.
I would not hesitate to give Glenn a rating of 10/10. He's one of the best.
Overall Rating: 10
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