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6918 reviews in the archive.
Where Purchased: Ebay
This fine old classical banjo sounds great! It has a soft, mellow tone that is great for solo playing or practice.
Sound Rating: 8
This vintage (circa 1900) banjo was a basket case when I got it. I installed a new calfskin head, Aquila NylGut strings, Grover bridge and Grover champion tuners. The neck is straight and the angle is good. The Action is very good.
Setup Rating: 9
Beautiful classic appearance. Very unique peghead shape. Nice abalone inlays. Simple yet elegant style.
Appearance Rating: 8
Properly set-up with gut or nylon strings, this banjo should last for another 100 years.
Reliability Rating: 8
NA...give them an 8 because they built good banjos...after all that is the best form of service.
Customer Service: 8
Nice tailpiece, cool vintage hooks & nuts.
Components Rating: 8
This is a great parlor banjo. It is a bit tame for most jam sessions. But fantastic for a peaceful evening at home!
Overall Rating: 7
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