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Schnuur and B&D  Karsten Scnuur B&D Banjo Reviews

Submitted by Unknown on 11/25/2002

Where Purchased: Germany

Year Purchased: 2002
Price Paid: 3000 (Dmark) (bought USED) historic exchange rates / currency converter


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
for pics
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

Customer Service

Havent needed anyone.

Customer Service: not rated



Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

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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