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Gold Tone  BC350+ Banjo Reviews

Submitted by Randypresley (see all reviews from this person) on 3/7/2014

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Year Purchased: 2014
Price Paid: 1299 ($US)


The sound is exactly what I was looking for in a clawhammer banjo. The 12"pot really gives a good tone and rich sound without so much of the metallic sounds.

Sound Rating: 10


The banjo was set up and ready to play with very minor tuning.

Setup Rating: 10


The BC350+ has the fancy inlay and gold plated hardware. It's a beautiful instrument and will have to wait some time to see how the hardware ages. I hope that it gets a burnished patina.

Appearance Rating: 10


Fit and finishis excellent. Joints are tight and looks like is built like a tank but it is not so heavy that it's uncomfortable to hold and play.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Bought from Ross at over the phone. The best to deal with.

Customer Service: 10


I will reserve judgement on the hot dog style armrest to see how it feels in the hot summer with sleveless shirts but with sleves it is OK.

Components Rating: 9

Overall Comments

I purchased a $99 starter banjo off craigslist used and happy that I did. I went to the John C Campbell Folk School for a beginner clawhammer class and after talking to folks and doing research I chose the BC350+. Totally happy with it and the deal I got from Ross at  

Overall Rating: 10

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