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Pisgah  12" Custom Maple Tubaphone Banjo Reviews

Submitted by Gerald Rousseau (see all reviews from this person) on 3/11/2019

Where Purchased: Denver Folklore Center

Year Purchased: 2019
Price Paid: 1895.00 ($US)


This is my 4th Pisgah banjo and once again I am blown away by the unique characteristics of this particular model banjo.
Clear, bright, balanced with ample volume and projection.
Definitely has its own personality.

Sound Rating: 10


It had to travel from Denver to Chicago so a few minor tweaks on the bridge
position were required to perfect the intonation.
Quick and easy and the results were perfect.
I'm an intonation fanatic and I've found that Pisgah banjos are incredibly accurate and easy to maintain.
Great action and a very comfortable banjo to play!

Setup Rating: 10


I do love the understated elegance of Pisgah banjos....just the right touch of details and beautiful woods.
Beautiful grain detail on the rim and neck on this one and similar to the Wonder model I have but with a lighter finish.
And I do love the headstock inlay and fret markers.
Aged brass hardware from Balsam Banjo Works is also my favorite

Appearance Rating: 10


I've owned Ome, Huss and Dalton, Chuck Lee and Deering banjos over the years..........I still have my Pisgahs and Huss and Dalton.......I think that is a testimony to the quality and consistency of Pisgah Banjos!
Without question a reliable and stout design that is very player friendly!

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Patrick and his Team are the best!!
Total professionals, courteous, helpful and friendly.........not to mention talented craftsmen
Lifetime Warranty says it all

Customer Service: 10


Components are beautiful and function perfectly........I do love the BBW hardware and the Gotoh tuners

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

Totally pleased with this tubaphone banjo!!

A definite keeper!

Overall Rating: 10

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