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Where Purchased: Germany
Traditional jazz. Rich and full sound. Somebody said It sounds far better than my Mastertone
Sound Rating: 10
vVery good set up. Shifted bridge. Easy to set up.
Setup Rating: 9
This is a banjo with a restored Silverbell neck. Around it the German banjo builder Karsten Schnoor built a replica ( but a little smaller) of a B&D Silverbell. See http://www.angelfire.com/jazz/atte/page18.html
Very beautiful curly wood on resonator.
Flat top perforated tonering. Oettinger tailpiece.
Appearance Rating: 9
I can use it on gigs without backup. Hardware is as good as original B&D.
Reliability Rating: 9
Havent needed anyone.
Customer Service: not rated
Components Rating: 10
I guess it´s one of its kind. Serial number 05.
It´s a proof of that we have good Luthiers in Europe. This is a very good solution if you want to have a new banjo but with old looking.
Question is why didn´t I bought it earlier.
So far the best. But I have an original Silverbell coming in so?
Overall Rating: 10
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