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Deering  Gabriella  Banjo Reviews

Submitted by maryzcox (see all reviews from this person) on 11/23/2005

Where Purchased: used from collector

Year Purchased: 2005
Price Paid: Don't Remember (bought USED) historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound

Loud, full, rich, mellow, like a rainbow

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

Looks and sounds fine to me. I put on new strings. :)

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

Looks like a golden castle. Glows in the dark. Beautiful Brazilian rosewood, gold and inlay. Some folks are hypnotized by the combination and get dizzy while playing it.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

Banjo was already ten years old when I purchased it. It looks new.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

The Deering company contacted me to tell me that they would not warrantee this instrument in any way.

Customer Service: not rated

Components

This is an awesome banjo--no cheap parts. :) I do like their new tailpiece (like the one on my new White Shell Laydie) better.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

I'm very happy to be able to rescue this banjo, even though I had to charge it and be in debt for the rest of my life. I will be recording on it soon and it is a joy to play!

Overall Rating: 10

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