This year we are again pleased to offer the Mandolin Symposium Repair Shop. The Mandolin Symposium Repair Shop will be staffed by luthier Lynn Dudenbostel who will make himself available for repair and set-up work on mandolins during the week. Check with Ruffo about repairs for other instruments. This is not a class or elective but a service to benefit the Mandolin Symposium Scholarship fund.
We are particularly excited about this as not only do we have one of the finest luthiers anywhere to work on your instruments, but Lynn is working hard to help out The Mandolin Symposium Scholarship Fund. Last year Dude's repair shop netted the Symposium Scholarship fund over $3000 and our goal is to raise that much again this year.
Lynn has extensive experience working as "camp doctor" at other music camps and plans to come equipped to handle fret work, action adjustments and set-up, bridge fitting, nut and saddle fabrication, bridge pin replacement, pick guard, tailpiece, and tuner replacement, and many other tasks. Prices will be quoted when you bring your instrument to the shop (cash, check, or PayPal accepted). If you have any questions or a special request for parts/materials that Lynn should bring, or to be sure your work can be accomplished at the Symposium, please feel free to e-mail Lynn by early June. So, bring that instrument that's been needing work, keep Lynn busy, and help a good cause!
With a deep love for music from a very young age, it wasn't until he was in his late 20's that Lynn Dudenbostel turned to the workbench to satisfy his musical creativity. Inspired by the Martin guitars and Gibson mandolins of the 1920's and 1930's, Lynn completed his first guitar in 1989, with an eye toward building mandolins down the road. Even though lutherie was just a hobby, it wasn't long until it became far more than that. In 1997 Lynn left his "day job" to pursue lutherie as a full-time career. Since then, Lynn's reputation for producing world-class guitars and mandolins has put his work in high demand. This year, he joins the Mandolin Symposium to head up the "Repair Clinic" where his will provide repair and set-up services for Symposium attendees.
Lynn Dudenbostel's Web Site