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Recording King  RK 85 Banjo Reviews

Submitted by alpineview (see all reviews from this person) on 2/21/2007

Where Purchased: Guns and Banjos

Year Purchased: 07
Price Paid: 1215.00 ($US)

Sound

Sounds great. Loud and clear. It has been many years since I have played and I am still a beginner so I cant get technical at this point but its miles ahead of my last banjo and sounds as good or better than any others I have heard. I dont think twice the price would give you twice the sound. I am sure there is a better sounding banjo, not sure which one but this will give it a run for its money. Ill give a 9

Sound Rating: 9

Setup

Clyde at Guns and Banjos set it up. when it arrived after 4 days in a box it sounded great and in tune. the strings are close to the freats so I dont have to push so hard like my last banjo, make playing so much better on the fingers.

Setup Rating: not rated

Appearance

Beautiful! the maple wood and finish is outstanding. I thought that the white on the neck would be too much but it looks good and not as wide as It looked in the pics. I looked it over close and all was fit together very well.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

Hardware looks really good. I am sure that the well experenced crowd will find something to change but all looks good. Will know more later after it is broken in.

Reliability Rating: not rated

Customer Service

have not dealt with customer service and there is no paperwork at all with the banjo?

Customer Service: not rated

Components

Components Rating: not rated

Overall Comments

absolutely! very good quality.

Overall Rating: 10

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