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Where Purchased: From maker
Year Purchased: 2019
Price Paid: 1650 ($US)
11” 3 ply maple pot, regular scale, Dobson tone ring/heel/Cole peg head/ man in the moon / stars inlays/ goat skin head/partial fretless-brass. Fantastic build. Sound is loud and clear. Lindsay is building a great banjo.
Sound Rating: 10
No setup changes needed. Perfect action. May experiment with different bridges, but the Sosebee on it now is great.
Setup Rating: 10
Beautiful banjo. Dark stained figured maple pot and neck. Cole peghead, Man in the Moon motif with shooting star. Coffee color stained goat skin head.
Appearance Rating: 10
Top quality hardware. Tuners are Gotoh. Should hold up under all playing conditions.
Reliability Rating: 10
Lindsay was great to work with. Kept me abreast of the build with photos every week.
Customer Service: 10
All parts are first quality.
Components Rating: 10
Fine purchase from an excellent builder.
Overall Rating: 10
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