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Recording King  RB-036 ne ultra plus Banjo Reviews

Submitted by retiredguy (see all reviews from this person) on 4/30/2010

Where Purchased: ZOZO MUSIC

Year Purchased: 2010
Price Paid: 900 ($US)

Sound

The banjo sounds great. I am a frailer and it does ring out.

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

I'm still not that knowledgable and not a great player. Just wanted an upgrade. Was not set up very well, strings were very high at the end of the fingerboard, had to adjust neck to get them down to an acceptable level. One feature it was advertised to have was the Kirshner Tailpiece. Did NOT have that tailpiece. It had some little elcheapo thing. Surprised a banjo of that "supposed" quality would not have come with a case of some kind. Don't know what I would find if I knew more about what to look for...

Setup Rating: 5

Appearance

Beautiful flame maple with enlays on neck from top to bottom// The serial number space is BLANK, what's up with that?

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

I think this banjo will be around a long time... Very well made...and solid. I need to buy a hardshell case to keep it in.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Zozo Music, easy to deal with..Am waiting for reply on my inquires on tailpiece..

Customer Service: 7

Components

The elcheapo taillpiece needs to be replaced!!!

Components Rating: 3

Overall Comments

It is a beautiful, good playing, loud and delightful instrument. I will never have a better one...

Overall Rating: 9

Submitted by davemoser (see all reviews from this person) on 1/22/2007

Where Purchased: Banjo.com

Year Purchased: 2007
Price Paid: 1000 ($US)

Sound

I am quite happy with the sound.

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

the banjo arrived set up and in tune.
The banjo came with a well made hard, arch top case, made in China. The hinges are not the same height as the brass feet on the side, so it doesnt stand up streight, but I can live with that.

Setup Rating: 9

Appearance

This banjo is made in Korea and is identical in construction to my Gold Tone White Ladye 250. The wood and finish is very well done. The detail fingerboard 'tree of life' inlay is beautiful.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

the metal parts appear to be satisfactory

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

nice folks, I will recommend them to any one for a purchase.

Customer Service: 10

Components

I will put on a Fults tailpiece just and America Made cryogenic strings for fun.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

I love it. Other folks who see it agree that its a beautiful banjo

Overall Rating: 10

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