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Where Purchased: Direct From Gold Tone
Year Purchased: 2018
Price Paid: ($US)
Wonderful bright rich tone with plenty of volume.
Sound Rating: 10
Opened the case and started playing, still in perfect tune with nice low action with absolutely no fret buzz. It has a custom bridge that is the perfect height for drop thumb.
Setup Rating: 10
Beautiful. The inlay is gorgeous. The neck is a b stock, but the issue is so small you have to know where it is to find it. All the hardware seems top quality and well put together.
Appearance Rating: 9
Looks as if it will last but it is early.
Reliability Rating: 10
If i could give them a 20 in this I would. I called to ask some questions about a neck width and ended up designing a custom. Chris, the luthier, was wonderful and very informative. This is a family run business and it shows in the care they give their customers.
Customer Service: 10
All the hardware looks well made. The only issue I have seen on it is that a couple of the hooks had a rough spot from the casting.
Components Rating: 9
The parts may have been made in Asia, but the banjo was built in Florida. Gold tone made the custom experience wonderful and easy and delivered a beautiful and sweet sounding and playing instrument. I highly recommend their custom shop.
Overall Rating: 10
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