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Mullins  Buccaneer Walnut Arch-Top Banjo Reviews

Submitted by ibepickin (see all reviews from this person) on 4/17/2015

Where Purchased: From Clancy Mullins

Year Purchased: 2015
Price Paid: 1950.00 ($US)


One of the great tones know to the banjo world,it has a big voice which is controlled. Every picking movement is a new slice of the pie.You can not put it down.I will have to really get to know all the sweet spots on this unit,not a one trick-pony. LIKE

Sound Rating: 10


Removed ss bridge,with a thinner 11/16 bridge(doctored) Removed the slight bow in the neck.tighten the head and no looking back.This is true work of art.Clancy is the man.

Setup Rating: 10


Well done inlay,no bones on the finish work,very flaws,nice hardware.This is my first Walnut banjo-all the wood is stained to show,not cover up.nice......

Appearance Rating: 10


Very good hardware,nice....would use this for show & back-up.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Only talked to Clancy on the phone-he handles all questions.

Customer Service: 10


All in all this is a great banjo,had folks come over that have pre-wars,high ends,custom high in the sky banjos-the same answer,"what a great banjo"

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

I am very happy with this banjo and anyone looking to buy something that is US made in Johnson City,TN.Then Clancy is the fellow to talk to first. (got to get back to Sally Ann) 

Overall Rating: 10

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