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John Pedersen Luthier Reviews

Submitted by BJD (see all reviews from this person) on 12/15/2013

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I took two banjos to John Pedersen at Amazing Grace Music Store in San Anselmo, CA, for setup.  The banjos are a Goldstar GF-85 with a 5/8 Kat Eyz maple/ebony top bridge, and a Recording King RK-35 with a .656 Kat Eyz maple/rosewood top Bridge.  Both needed a good set up.  John did an awesome job on these banjos.  The Goldstar action is properly set and much easier to play.  The sound is superb and it really pops.  It sounds like a much more expensive banjo.  The sound from the RK-35 is excellent, and with the action now adjusted properly is much easier to play, too.  I can't say enough about the quality of John's work.  Both banjos sound great! I was very pleased and surprised at how reasonable the charges were.  All of my future instrument work and repairs, be it banjos, guitars, ukuleles, or whatever, will be taken to John Pedersen.  I recommend him without reservation.  

Overall Rating: 10

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