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Where Purchased: Capo's Music
Year Purchased: 2015
Price Paid: 239 ($US)
This has a deep ghostly dull sound that I like.
Sound Rating: 9
Was set up perfectly. Did not have to do anything to it.
Setup Rating: 10
Has an old time antique look.
Appearance Rating: 9
All the hardware is solid and made to last.
Reliability Rating: 10
Capo's was friendly and the service was fast. I can't remember what the warranty is, but the banjo is so well made that I will never use the warranty anyway.
Customer Service: 10
I love the look of the head. I did replace the bridge as I almost always replace beidges anyway, just to seewhat different sounds I can get. I replaced the guitar tuners with banjo planetary tuners as I just like the look. I also replaced the tailpiece with a No-Knot just because I like the look on the open back. These changes were not necessary, I just made them more for cosmetic reasons.
Components Rating: 9
If you are looking for an inexpensive open back that has an old time sound that you can practice or perform with, this is it.
Overall Rating: 9
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