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Gold Star  GF-85 Archtop Banjo Reviews

Submitted by Unknown on 1/10/2006

Where Purchased: 2005

Year Purchased: Pvt Sale
Price Paid: 850 ($US)


Nice archtop banjo

Sound Rating: 9


Stock Gold Star GF-85 neck with Cox rim and First Quailty no-hole archtop tone ring and Gotoh tuners.

Setup Rating: 9


Looks like a GF-85, but with the archtop.

Appearance Rating: 9


Seems fine to me.

Reliability Rating: 8

Customer Service

Not needed. Warranty went out the door when it was converted.

Customer Service: not rated


Good components.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

This a great sounding reasonably priced archtop.

Overall Rating: 9

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