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Pisgah  Custom 12” Walnut Fretless Banjo Reviews

Submitted by buckeyeman (see all reviews from this person) on 5/8/2020

Where Purchased: Pisgah Website

Year Purchased: 2020
Price Paid: 1441 ($US)

Sound

This banjo has a brass tone ring and a Renaissance head, which help boost the volume even with no frets and nylon strings. The banjo’s tone is outstanding. It’s warm but not muddy, articulate but not thin. Very ‘soulful’ sounding...

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

The setup was excellent. Perfect action and no dead spots anywhere on the neck. I did change the nylgut strings from lights to mediums just because I prefer a little more tension.

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

Beautiful instrument. Nicely figured walnut neck and rim. Plain paddle headstock. The aged brass hardware looks great with the walnut and black richlite fingerboard. Overall the banjo could be described as elegantly understated.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

The banjo seems very robust and well put together. I expect it will handle travel or anything I throw at it, with basic care, for years to come.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

I am very impressed with Pisgah Banjo Co. Patrick and his wife, Molly,
have been a pleasure to deal with throughout the build. They are accessible, responsive, friendly, and clearly put their customers first. The banjo itself has a limited lifetime warranty that expect I will never have to use.

Customer Service: 10

Components

All the components seem of high quality and suit the banjo quite well. There’s nothing I would consider upgrading.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

I’m very happy with my experience with Pisgah Banjo Co.   They are extremely down to earth and put their customers first.   The ordering process was simple and the follow-up they provided was excellent.  I got a beautiful, great feeling, and great sounding custom built banjo for a very reasonable price.   I would not hesitate to order again from Pisgah.  Top notch company, great people, great banjos...

Overall Rating: 10

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