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Gold Tone  Banjola - Pat Cloud Delux Banjo Reviews

Submitted by Seth Henry (see all reviews from this person) on 8/14/2007

Where Purchased: Folk of the Wood

Year Purchased: 2007
Price Paid: 1000 ($US)

Sound

Very rich and mellow. I use mostly for 3 finger classical and jazz flavors. The stereo pick ups are quiet and so far feedback free. Used with a Roland AC-60 amp and a Boss DD-20 Giga-Delay. Primo for getting way out there.

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

Factory set up was done properly. I had them add strap peg and 5th string nails at 7 and 9.

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

Since this is there top end model. I requested from FOTW to contact Goldtone and pick out the sweetest one or I'd send it back in a heartbeat. Beautiful wood and inlay. Finish is flawless.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

So far good stuff. The tuners ehhh they're good but I've used better. I'll play it anytime anywhere... except in the rain.

Reliability Rating: 8

Customer Service

Folk of the Wood is a class outfit. Made me feel great about the purchase. You can buy from FOTW with confidence and peace of mind

Customer Service: 10

Components

Tuners.... they're okay but not outstanding

Components Rating: 8

Overall Comments

If you enjoy playing mellow and intricate, the Banjola PC model is outstanding. The tonal flavor make it easy on the ears... very good for the soul.
I still enjoy my Mastertone but the Banjola PC has a soft edge that really flows.

Overall Rating: 10

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