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Ron Coleman  Custom Banjo Reviews

Submitted by Ragtimejoe (see all reviews from this person) on 6/28/2014

Where Purchased: Ron Coleman

Year Purchased: 2014
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter


The sound is exactly what I wanted. Since this was a custom build, the hardest part was putting into word what sound I wanted. Ron obviously listened to what I was saying and was able to translate that into a wonderful banjo

Sound Rating: 10


Set up was excellent. Ron included a couple of extra bridges of different heights to allow me to change the action. Fret ends were perfect

Setup Rating: 10


The appearance is exactly what I expected. No surprises. A local professional player commented that the finish work was a good as any he had seen.

Appearance Rating: 10


I don't expect any issues. The same professional player who commented on the finish went through the banjo very closedly when he was doing the set up and commented on how well made the banjo was.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Ron (Earl5 on the BHO) has been first rate all the way. He let me know where the banjo was at during the entire construction process. I have no doubts he will support his if the need ever comes up

Customer Service: 10


I wouldn't change a thing

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

Rone Coleman (Earl5) is known on the BHO for his necks. He also makes one of the best complete banjos I have ever played. A local professional commented that it was one of the best new banjos he had ever played.

I highly recommend Ron's work. His work is outstanding and his ability to translate what you can describe into a finished product is equally outstanding.



Overall Rating: 10

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