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    Default Luthier recommendations for a vintage uke

    I recently acquired a 30's Favilla uke that needs a neck set. Who would be a good, reasonably priced luthier who could do the work? Thanks!

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    Where are you?
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    I'm in Southeast Missouri but I'm willing to ship the uke to get it worked on.

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    Jake Wildwood, but he might still be booked up:
    https://jakewildwood.blogspot.com/p/faqs.html
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
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    Paris Patt in Los Angeles, Patt's Guitar Repair and Curation. He's very good, not overly expensive, but also booked, wait is 2-3 weeks. He worked for 10 years in the repair shop at McCabe's (very well known 60 year old store and venue).

    https://www.pattguitars.com


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    +1 Jake Wildwood. I have had 2 of my ukes benefit from his attention.
    You can read through his blog to see a large number of his projects.
    Oscar-Schmidt Taropatch (1920)
    Cordoba Concert
    Oscar-Schmidt Soprano (1920)
    Cordoba Tenor (low G)

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