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Where Purchased: Ebay
This circa 1900, small, 4-string, banjo was designed to play the melody in a banjo orchestra. It tunes like a violin. The sound is bright and loud to cut through a big band mix.
Sound Rating: 9
For it's age, this banjo is set-up and plays well. It has a very old calfskin head and vintage bridge. I may experiment with modern heads for a change.
Setup Rating: 8
Absolutely beautiful vintage design. Not too much fancy inlay. No carving...just miles and miles of style!
Appearance Rating: 10
All original for more than 100 years!
Reliability Rating: 10
Customer Service: not rated
This basjo features the patented "Improved" tone ring designed to compete with Fairbanks scolloped "elecrtic" models. It has a brass hoop atop beveled posts that extend from the wood rim.
Components Rating: 10
These are really fun! Find one if you can!
Overall Rating: 10
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