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Wildwood  troubador long neck Banjo Reviews

Submitted by dgrayman (see all reviews from this person) on 7/28/2010

Where Purchased: Wildwood

Year Purchased: 2010
Price Paid: 2200 ($US)

Sound

Sound is full and sweet. Very balanced with crisp highs and mellow lows. Has a nice punch and is very responsive

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

AOK..didn't have to touch a thing

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

Lovely maple and tasteful abalone inlays. Especially like the binding around the back of the rim and neck. Good fit and finish. Had 2 small spots of thick varnish on the ears of the peghead

Appearance Rating: 9

Reliability

Have a 1976 Wildwood that has held up very well. I expect the same from this banjo

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

A pleasure to deal with Mark Platin. Warranty is 5 years

Customer Service: 10

Components

All components are fine

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

Whether playing folk or bluegrass you should definitely try to play a Wildwood before you decide.

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by CR (see all reviews from this person) on 1/1/2007

Where Purchased: wildwood

Year Purchased: 2006
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound

greatsound. plenty loud. beautiful tone

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

action is set to match long neck(about medium high) when capoed at 3rd fret it is pefect

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

Beautiful stained finish

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

good hardware

Reliability Rating: 9

Customer Service

Mark Platin is wonderful to deal with. He will help you solve any issue.warranty is five years

Customer Service: 10

Components

Every part appears that it will last a long while

Components Rating: 8

Overall Comments

I am totally satisfied. I would be totally beside myself if I lost this banjo. I'd have to replace it with another. I prefer it to the Deering vega long neck.

Overall Rating: 10

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