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Pisgah  Rambler w/Dobson and spikes Banjo Reviews

Submitted by greadore (see all reviews from this person) on 8/7/2016

Where Purchased: Banjo Studio - Online

Year Purchased: 2016
Price Paid: 1,175.00 ($US)

Sound

The banjo suits my style perfectly. It sounds good on a wide range of music which is what I like to play. The scooped neck allows you to get a different less bright sound in comparison to playing over the head. This is the first Dobson tonering banjo I've had, and have to say it is more on the less-bright side. It has a great tone and nice sustain.

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

Setup was excellent when I got it. It's very easy to play; like butter. The only thing I did was change out the bridge to a Moon bridge.

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

It's a very nice looking banjo without a whole lot of "bling" which is fine by me. I like the ebony fingerboard over the plain wooden one I've seen you can get on some models.

Appearance Rating: 8

Reliability

I've only had the banjo for a little over a month, but it seems very well made and should last a long time.

Reliability Rating: not rated

Customer Service

Banjo Studio was great to work with. Highly recommend them.

Customer Service: 10

Components

Everything looks like a wellmade quality banjo.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

I was looking at a used Deering and a couple of other banjos, but am exteremly happy that I chose the Pisgah Rambler Dobson. It is highly recommended.  I had been playing a Gold Tone A-scale banjo with a Whyte Lady tone ring which is a good banjo, but the Pisgah is easier to play and the sound fuller with more sustain.
 

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by josephwoodill (see all reviews from this person) on 2/4/2015

Where Purchased: Pisgah

Year Purchased: 2015
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound

Couldn't like it more. Clawhammer.

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

Flip it, tune it up and play.
No changes... action just right.

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

No inlay, but looks like it was made with care and was made to play.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

Hardware is extra fine. Cherry wood.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Friendly, fast and, so far, reliable.

Customer Service: 10

Components

Can't find a cheap anything on it. Reflects integrity of maker.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

My wife just told me she sure likes the sound of that new banjo--an honest sound, as she describes it.
Pisgah could be what was needed to save marriages for banjo players.
Don't know that it will help sales, but if it can help marriages...

Overall Rating: 10

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