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Jonathan Goldstein at the String Workshop in Oak ridge TN, does great setups and repair and is very affordable. The turnaround time has been very speedy on both fiddles I have taken in recently. They were ready within 2 days one was for a new bridge and soundpost and the other was just for a new bridge. I was very happy with the results of both and will be using his shop exclusively for now on.
I have heard that more in depth work could take a fairly long time depending on how busy he is but Im sure no longer than any other shop. He is a great repair person and is also certified for martin guitar repairs.
Having a bridge cut only cost 30 dollars with tax and having a new bridge and sound post fit was less than 50 dollars. My fiddles now both sound great!
Overall Rating: 10
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