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    Default Mando repair East Bay SF?

    Hello, I am looking for someone who could scoop the neck on my Weber Vintage F mandolin in my area. I'm in Oakland, CA and came up empty handed. It seems like there used to be 100 shops around here and now not much. Anyone know someone in the area?
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    Tom

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    Default Re: Mando repair East Bay SF?

    Have you considered Gryphon (NFI)?

    Not in east bay, but in Palo Alto, probably within 50 miles and traditionally one of the best mandolin sources in California.
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    Hi, I have been considering that and also trying to avoid it as the trip from Oakland to Palo Alto can be harrowing at best, especially since all I have for transport is a Vespa. I mean I'll do it if I have to but...

    Quote Originally Posted by dhergert View Post
    Have you considered Gryphon (NFI)?

    Not in east bay, but in Palo Alto, probably within 50 miles and traditionally one of the best mandolin sources in California.

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    What about Lewis Santer? Looks like he's involved in this repair co-op based in Oakland. I've always been happy with the work he's done on my mandolins when I lived in the Bay Area:

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    Oh nice, thank you!

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    I can also (highly) recommend Lewis Santer

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    Ditto on Lewis Santer. He does great work on mandolin-family instruments, builds gorgeous OMs/CBOMs, and is a certified Martin repair guy.
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