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As we were taking, Dave Marty, a local professional banjo player dropped in to pick up a his tenor ukulele:

He brought along his custom Vega Vox plectrum banjo:

Mario had inlaid and engraved this one for Dave when he worked at Satterlee and Chapin, 30 years ago.

"Who you kiddin' I'm not THAT old!"

OK, chief, let's look at that loose veneer:

Back to work on the 1946 Gibson J-45:

Hand Mario the job nobody will touch, the "impossible" repair, and you'll hear:

“OK, chief, if that's what you want, I'm gonna do it!”

Click here to see Mario's latest guitar, the "San Franciscan"


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