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Companion Custom Banjos  Rb-75 Banjo Reviews

Submitted by Robbie McKee (see all reviews from this person) on 3/17/2019

Where Purchased: Companion custom banjos

Year Purchased: 2019
Price Paid: historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound

The banjo sounds amazing very responsive so you can move back and fourth from the bridge position to neck position and everywhere in between and get different tones. It’s also very responsive to touch so the harder or softer you play the more the tone changes like a great banjo should. It’s a mahogany banjo so it has a very full sound with all the volume you would ever need.

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

It came setup perfectly. There’s nothing about it that I would want to change but if I ever wanted it would be no problem as it’s made with high quality parts that can easily be adjusted.

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

It’s a very beautiful banjo. It is a mahogany banjo with a flying eagle fret board inlay and leaves and bows headstock inlay. The wood has an open pore type finish so to me it’s shinnier than a satin finish but not glossy so it’s very fast under the fret hand. Absolutely no sticking to the neck.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

Every component on the banjo is high quality with no corners cut. There’s no weak spots or components only tried and true components. It is quality enough for anything you could throw at it and would have no problem gigging or jamming without a backup.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

The company is great it’s really not like dealing with a company it feels a lot more personal and that’s saying a lot as I only communicated by email due to my busy work schedule and it was still very personalized and it was very hands on and helpful. It comes with a lifetime warranty to the original owner and that’s me. It’s new so I haven’t had to get it repaired or anything but I know without a doubt that there would be no issues getting the repairs done.

Customer Service: 10

Components

The stand out o this banjo is the entire banjo but if I have to magnify one detail it would be the neck. It just has the best profile to it and just feels great while playing.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

I love this banjo it has a classic rb75 look and sound. The workmanship is spot on. It’s my first mahogany banjo and it nailed the sound I was looking for perfectly. Companion banjos are super great to deal with they can make what you want but if you aren’t sure on certain things Chris will talk it over with you and help you so that way you get what you want but also can get pro advice on things you are uncertain on. I will not ever need another banjo other than just wanting another and if I ever buy another banjo it’s not coming from anywhere else other than companion custom banjos.

Overall Rating: 10

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