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Old 07-23-2016, 08:02 AM
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...repair guy for some loose bracing on a 1980 D25K2(yep, it's koa) ?

I live in North Florida, about 2 hours from Orlando/Tally/Jax.

Can someone guide me to the closest pro grade repair person, please ?
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Old 07-23-2016, 08:17 AM
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If you were to title your post "Looking for North Florida Repair Guy" you will get better results and save many folks some wasted time.
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"Looking for North Florida Repair Guy"
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If you were to title your post "Looking for North Florida Repair Guy" you will get better results and save many folks some wasted time.
Ok. What should I say if I want the closest pro guy (who doesn't happen to live in NF) ?

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Google Kenny Blount. He's in tampa but he's one of two martin authorized repair guys in the state
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Check out Lyrical Lumber in Maitland (north side of Orlando, just off I-4).
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Check Out Rich Mermer. He's a pretty solid luthier. I owned a guitar of his it was Koa Back and sides.

http://mermerguitars.com/
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Google Kenny Blount. He's in tampa but he's one of two martin authorized repair guys in the state
He's actually in Sebring.

I called and left a message.

He returned my call and I made an appointment to go see him.

Thanks.
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Ross Teigen is located in Hawthorne, FL, just East of Gainesville.

http://florida-luthier.com

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Ross Teigen is located in Hawthorne, FL, just East of Gainesville.

http://florida-luthier.com

This fella is close. I will call him. I did not have a clue he was in Hawthorne.

Much closer than Sebring.
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Mr. Teigen is eccentric. Sometimes he'll take work, sometimes he won't, based on the restorations he is doing. His latest is that he didn't have the time for a drop-fill for a Lowden neck I dinged, because he "doesn't want to work on new guitars". This is after he did a nitro finish on a new AllParts tele neck for me. I think he only will do what he wants to do, and that's where it begins and ends. When he says he is "overwhelmed" by a drop-fill (in addition to his workload), that may mean it's time to find another guy, who does pro-grade finish work. Not many in this part of the world. When he chooses to do a task, his work is remarkably good. It's mostly getting him, when he has time around the restorations he does (for large $). His business-his policies. I am considering another more consistently available option.
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