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Pisgah  Rambler Banjo Reviews

Submitted by JoeNode (see all reviews from this person) on 1/15/2015

Where Purchased: Pisgah Banjos

Year Purchased: 2015
Price Paid: 1195.00 ($US)

Sound

Excellent clawhammer banjo. Has what I would describe as a warm but crisp sound. The Dobson tone ring and 12" pot add the perfect amount of volume. So far I've done nothing to the setup the banjo came with, and don't see myself doing so.

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

The banjo came set up with new strings, medium action. It sounds and feels great to me so I don't see myself changing the bridge or strings (until they are played out, obviously).

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

The banjo arrived in excellent shape. No inlay on the neck. The banjo is walnut, with a spun-over rim. It's a simple looking, but striking banjo.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

Seems like a very reliably built instrument. Solid.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Patrick Heavner was very easy to work with. He quickly (and patiently!) responded to any questions I had. He completed the banjo within the time frame he gave me, and shipped it very quickly and safely.

Customer Service: 10

Components

All the parts are what I would consider high quality. Nothing about this banjo needs upgraded.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

A beautiful (sounding and looking) banjo for a very reasonable price. These guys do amazing work!

Overall Rating: 10

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