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6919 reviews in the archive.
Where Purchased: used from collector
Loud, full, rich, mellow, like a rainbow
Sound Rating: 10
Looks and sounds fine to me. I put on new strings. :)
Setup Rating: 10
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
Banjo was already ten years old when I purchased it. It looks new.
Reliability Rating: 10
The Deering company contacted me to tell me that they would not warrantee this instrument in any way.
Customer Service: not rated
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
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
'Devil's Dream' 25 min
'Good Saturday Morning' 57 min
'New Tune Posting' 2 hrs