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Where Purchased: Direct from Brooks
Year Purchased: 2014
Price Paid: 2400.00 ($US)
The silver spun, plus bacon tone ring plus skin head makes a great combination if you like a deep, fuller sound. The bright treble notes come out well also. Best sounding banjo I own!
Sound Rating: 10
The set up was perfect. No need to touch/adjust anything except the head tension to compensate for Florida's hunidity.
Setup Rating: 10
Very beautiful instrument. Siverspun rim andhardware is flawless. The cherry neck with walnut stripe is absolutely beautiiful. Cherry burl peghead is also very nice.
Appearance Rating: 10
I doubt if I will have any quality issues with this wonderful instrument.
Reliability Rating: 10
Brooks is a good person. As a one man operation he does his best to keep on top of customer service. However, please be kind to the man. You are dealing with an owner/operator/builder/etc.
Customer Service: 10
Everything was first class.
Components Rating: 10
This is the best made and best sounding and the easiest to play banjo that I have owned. To prove my point. I just ordered another banjo from Brooks. Being a repeat customer is the best compliment one can give.
Overall Rating: 10
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