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Morgan Monroe  MBB500 Matterhorn Banjo Reviews

Submitted by papapicker (see all reviews from this person) on 2/6/2007

Where Purchased: Neenah WI

Year Purchased: 2007
Price Paid: 735 ($US)

Sound

Full rich bluegrass tone. It caught my ear after "test" picking several other banjos

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

great action and was setup fairly well, just a few minor adjustments to personal taste.

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

This is what I was looking for, a banjo that looked like like it was 100 years old already. the antique bronze look has gotten several compliments already.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

everything was tight stays in tune frets all good quality and and great fit. engraving and finish AWESOME! everthing looks and feels good and sturdy and appears it will be around to pass down as an heirloom for the grandkids.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Haven't had to deal with them other than registering, which I was able to do online very smoothly.

Customer Service: 10

Components

I will probaly upgrade the bridge and strings at some point in time, but seem fine out of the box.

Components Rating: 8

Overall Comments

For the price point you cant beat this banjo. I would put it up against more expensive model and be able to hang. I will get this one insured, if it were damaged or stolen I would want another one.

Overall Rating: 9

Submitted by Alex1757 (see all reviews from this person) on 11/19/2006

Where Purchased: instrumentalley.com

Year Purchased: 2006
Price Paid: 759 ($US)

Sound

full sound nice and loud. I still need minor setup adjustments to get it a little brighter.

Sound Rating: 9

Setup

like I said needs a little setup. the head was tight and needed to be loosened.

Changed the tailpiece to a Fults and now it is perfect . Have tried a few bridges and I think I like the one that came with it the best , though the kat eyz pegged is great also.

Setup Rating: 7

Appearance

It is a looker. Nice maple finish. I love the bronze low key look. the first one I recieved was damaged in shipping and the imprint was mismatched fading from shallow to deep. The replacement is great. I give the second one a ten


I love it more every day

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

It is reliable as can be so far. Stays in tune well. The finish is great seems like it will hold up pretty well.

Reliability Rating: 9

Customer Service

had to get it replaced. I had to pay to return it, but it was worth it. They had me take pictures before I returned it, but got the new one to me very quickly.

Customer Service: 8

Components

The components are great. No problems here

Did change the tailpiece and that brightened it up quite a be

Components Rating: 9

Overall Comments

I highly reccomend this banjo. It is a great price for what you get. If it did get stolen I would definitely get another. I love the finish. An overall great banjo.

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by ccorbin (see all reviews from this person) on 11/13/2006

Where Purchased: Online Guitar

Year Purchased: 2006
Price Paid: 700.00 ($US)

Sound

I love this Banjo, it has exceeded all my expectations

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

It was set up fine for me, The bridge was shipped down but that is all I had to do

Setup Rating: 9

Appearance

Instrument is beatiful, looks better than many name banjos costing hundreds more / Antique finish gets many compliments

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

Hard ware is very nice and I expect this instrument to last a very long time

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

comes with a life time warrenty but have had no reason to contact Morgan Monroe

Customer Service: 10

Components

For the price paid I feel it has more upgraded components than their competitors

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

I highly recomend this banjo , I would replace my banjo with another Morgan Monroe if it got stolen without Question!

Overall Rating: 10

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