So I'm thinking about having the neck shaved down and refinished on one of my basses and having a hole for string through body construction on the low-B for one of my basses. I have two options thus far, which is: 1.) go to Michael Dolan in Santa Rosa - It'll cost me about $150 + the cost of gas to get up there, which is a lot of $$$(but I can go visit friends up at Sonoma State to mitigate the costs). Michael Dolan has quite the reputation for being a great guy and doing stellar work. 2.) I could go with an unknown repair guy in San Jose. His name is Greg Menacho and he operates MSI Guitar Repair. He studied at ASL (American School of Lutherie) under Charles Fox and Frank Ford, which is quite impressive, however... I don't know this guy and I've never seen any of his work. He told me he could do the same job for about $100, which is appealing because he's in San Jose too. However, I have nothing to base his work off of. He has feedback from other customers, but he provided it for me and again, I haven't seen any of his work and don't know his experience level. He says he's been doing this over 15 years. But how did I find this guys? Craigslist and I've seen ads for him in my local rehearsal space. Should I take the chance on this unknown...because I might discover a great setup/repair guy in San Jose? Or should I go with the sure thing and pay a little more to have Dolan do it? Or should I go with a sure thing and go to Dolan?