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Where Purchased: Companion custom banjos
The autumn models sound was very powerful. It was maple with a block rim as a five star tone ring so it had that nice concentrated maple sound. It was bright but not overly. It was a responsive instrument.
Sound Rating: 10
The banjo had a great setup right from the start. Low action and light gauge strings. A 5/8’ Purcell maple bridge. The tailpiece was angled just right. Frets felt and looked great. Head was at a nice tension as well.
Setup Rating: 10
It’s a very beautiful banjo. Flames maple neck and resonator. With a very bright finish. Nice white binding. It had custom. Inlays designed by the companion company. It was a stock model so I didn’t come up with the ideas I just bought it brand new when they put it up for sale.
Appearance Rating: 10
The finish was in every way great. The parts were not cheap I parts. They all had top quality feel. It had five star tuners and a waverly for the drone string, so no worries in quality there.
Reliability Rating: 10
The company is great. They take time to answer questions and help you with everything . I no longer own the banjo but own another companion. I sold this because I was wanting a mahogany banjo. And I have dealt with the company several times although not for warranty issues but I have no doubt they would stand behind the warranty and make it easy to get repairs.
Customer Service: 10
The overall stand out on this banjo to me was the block rim. It sounded great looked great and had a lot of lobos in it to make it right.
Components Rating: 10
Buy a companion. They are awesome instruments and awesome people. This all adds up to an awesome company.
Overall Rating: 10
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