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Bishline  okie Banjo Reviews

Submitted by lsarokin (see all reviews from this person) on 1/26/2017

Where Purchased: Bishline in Tulsa OK

Year Purchased: 2017
Price Paid: 1795 ($US)

Sound

Full bright sound. Clear in all ranges.

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

Yes, completely set up. I had nothing to do but tune and play.

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

Beautiful banjo, fit and finish first rate. I had some custom binding and MOP work done by Rob and his team. Expertly done and very reasonable.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

Just bought it, quality seems excellent

Reliability Rating: not rated

Customer Service

Customer service couldn't be better. Rob and Andy were totally cool guys and I felt good about buying from them...

Customer Service: 10

Components

All patts are top quality.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

I'm so happy I bought a banjo from these guys. I know I have a banjo made by real people who care about banjos.That means a lot to me.

I would strongly recommend them!

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by banjobrewer (see all reviews from this person) on 3/29/2015

Where Purchased: Bishline banjos

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

Sound

The tone is warm but bright if that makes sense. Very full sound. Perfect for clawhammer and oldtime playing.

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

The banjo was set up great. The action was very low which is probably why it is so easy to play. After playing my other banjos with higher action it took some getting used to. I actually ordered a slightly taller bridge, but am unsure if I will put it on after playing it for a week. Other tweaks look pretty straight forward to make if needed.

Setup Rating: 9

Appearance

It has a mahogany neck withan ebony fretboard. Maple pot with aged brass hardware. Inlayed mop moon and star on peghead and star on 5th. I won this banjo so I wasnt going to be picky, but I did give it a good looking over. I found nothing but tight craftsmanship. No small gaps, no finish flaws, nothing. This banjo is truly beautiful.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

All the hardware seems very nice quality. Finish is wonderful. No compaints.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

I received an email from bishline telling me I have won the banjo. When I called the number thinking it was a scam, l must of sounded crazy. I think it was Andy who assured me I won and was very nice about getting it out as soon as possible. I believe I may have thrown out a holy....! Yes it has a limited life time warranty. So far got to say 10

Customer Service: 10

Components

Gotoh tuners which I have on another banjo and love. Dobson raw brass tone ring. Comes in a nice superior hard case.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

Given that the only other banjos in this price range I have played were in stores, I can only compare it to lesser expensive banjos. I am sure that anything in this range would be beutiful. I am impressed and will get plenty of use out of this banjo.

Overall Rating: 10

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