Gibson 1925 Style "3"  Banjo Reviews

Gibson 1925 Style "3"
submitted 1/21/2011

Submitter

jason holgate (see all reviews from this person)

Where Purchased

Year Purchased

2010

Price Paid

Don't Remember (bought USED) historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound


very crisp pop easy player

Sound Rating

9

Setup


yes professionally setup

Setup Rating

10

Appearance


very plain and basic

Appearance Rating

8

Reliability


it has lasted this long and is still a champ

Reliability Rating

10

Customer Service


Customer Service

8

Components


Components Rating

9

Overall Comments


great banjo the ball bearing sound is so crisp and distinctive volum leaves something to be desired

Overall Rating

9


Gibson 1925 Style "3"
submitted 7/21/2002

Submitter

Unknown

Where Purchased

Turtle Hill Banjo Co.

Year Purchased

2002

Price Paid

2500 ($US) (bought USED)

Sound


Fantastic sound. It's rich and full with good sustain and excellent decay. Has a good throaty sound to it. I judge all banjos by how they compare to either Terry Baucom's prewar or Ben Eldrige's and after 21 years of banjo's this one's coming as close as I have come with the banjos I have owned.

Sound Rating

9

Setup


I could not have asked for better. I did not have to touch a thing. The 5-string conversion neck is awesome!

Setup Rating

10

Appearance


Some checking on the rim, some tarnish, but it's pretty good for being 77 years old I'd say.

Appearance Rating

8

Reliability


The banjo is in excellent shape

Reliability Rating

9

Customer Service


Turtle Hill is an awsome place to buy a Banjo. I recommend going there first if you're looking for an old Gibson. Most or all are 5 string conversions.
http://www.turtlehillbanjo.com

Customer Service

10

Components


The 5 string conversion neck is the best I have ever seen. Gibson's are usually like handling a baseball bat but not this one. It also has the original peral inlays from the original 4 string neck. Very nice. I give it an 11!!!

Components Rating

10

Overall Comments


Awesome instrument

Overall Rating

9


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