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    Looking for the best mandolin luthiers in the Atlanta Georgia area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BB Poolman View Post
    Looking for the best mandolin luthiers in the Atlanta Georgia area.
    Hello,
    I am a flattop builder in LaGrange. Check out my website:
    https://www.cripplecreekmandolins.com
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    I think Mart Jacobsen is in the ATL area as well.
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    Default Re: Atlanta Mandolin Luthiers

    Builder or repair? As you know a luthier may specialize in one, t’other, or both.

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    You could ask the Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra: https://www.atlantamandolins.com/

    They surely know able luthiers.

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    I do repair work and am in the Chattanooga area. I have considerable experience with vintage mandolins and guitars.

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    Default Re: Atlanta Mandolin Luthiers

    Best for what???????????

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    BB Poolman, what part of town are you in?... there are several good options, but since the metro Atlanta area is pretty big, where you are can help determine where you go.

    Marty Jacobson is always a go to in my book! He's in the Smyrna/Mableton area about a 20 min drive for me from Marietta. Marty does great work all around and has helped me with several of my mandolins as well as my first build.

    Atlanta Violins is north of the city in Roswell and has a few Mandolin luthiers on staff.

    Maple Street Guitars is in town in Buckhead. But I think they are expensive and have a longer turnaround.

    And Tom Haygood is Southwest of the city, in Peachtree city.

    I'm sure there are others, but these are the ones I am aware of. Both Tom and Marty are active on the Mandolin Cafe and can be reached via MC Private Message
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tukanu View Post
    I am a flattop builder in LaGrange. Check out my website:
    https://www.cripplecreekmandolins.com
    I have no financial interest in this, but I'm a fan of pancake mandolins. I currently only have two non-Flatiron Army Navy mandolins, a JBovier mandolin currently strung as a travel mandola, and a Cripple Creek which is loud even for a pancake. It made the cut and avoided the purge easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j. condino View Post
    Best for what???????????
    I am pretty good at this magic trick where I make beer.... disappear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Jacobson View Post
    I am pretty good at this magic trick where I make beer.... disappear.
    WAYYYYYYYYY more fun that sitting around talking for another hour about picks or fretwire! Count me in..... I'd get much more excited talking old cars; Do you still have the one you were showing off a couple of years ago? I think it was an old Corvair or something similar vintage....

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    Thanks for info. TI went to see Marty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j. condino View Post
    WAYYYYYYYYY more fun that sitting around talking for another hour about picks or fretwire! Count me in..... I'd get much more excited talking old cars; Do you still have the one you were showing off a couple of years ago? I think it was an old Corvair or something similar vintage....
    Yeah, it's a '64 Corvair. It was my daily driver for a couple years, my brother has it now. It needs some custom sheet metal work to get it right, and he's a sheet metal pro who sets up fancy German metal folders. So he'll treat it better than I ever could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Jacobson View Post
    Yeah, it's a '64 Corvair. It was my daily driver for a couple years, my brother has it now. It needs some custom sheet metal work to get it right, and he's a sheet metal pro who sets up fancy German metal folders. So he'll treat it better than I ever could.
    My older brother gave me his '64 Corvair when he got his GTO. I was too young to legally drive at the time, 14 years old, he was 21. My cousin and I had a blast in the woods and on the backroads in that old Corvair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Jacobson View Post
    I am pretty good at this magic trick where I make beer.... disappear.
    I still don't know the secret. Every time I pour the beer into the mandolin, it doesn't disappear - it just runs out the holes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Haywood View Post
    I still don't know the secret. Every time I pour the beer into the mandolin, it doesn't disappear - it just runs out the holes.
    Of course you have to use an oval hole for beer. F hole mandolins are for wine.
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