Recs for TX based restoration shops

Started by popvulture, August 05, 2022, 12:16:41 PM

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First of all, I'm new here — thanks for having me. This seems like the place to post this topic, but if it's not, please let me know!

I live in Austin and have a Mk1 73 Stage that I've had for over 20 years. It's in need of a tune up, if not a total restoration. There's a synth shop here in town that takes Rhodes to a repair person in Louisiana — I've always been impressed with the feel/action of the pianos they've serviced, but the shop is not at all transparent about how much it's going to cost (this applies to their synth repairs as well). You just drop it off, and when it's ready, you pay what they say. As I'm sure anyone would think, that's not a great system, so I'm looking for recommendations for a situation where I might get... a diagnosis of what's going on and what it'd cost to get it sorted.

Anyone have suggestions for an experienced Rhodes tech in Texas, or better yet, here in Austin? I'd greatly appreciate any stories, experiences, and insight y'all have. Thanks a ton!