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Where Purchased: Acoustic Corner
Year Purchased: 2006
Price Paid: 1050.00 ($US)
Great old time sound. Excellent 4th string . (I like a big bassy 4th string)
Sound Rating: 8
Needed slight adjustment for buzzing 4th string, which Mr Booth himself performed while I waited at his workshop.
Setup Rating: 9
Tastefully appointed. I love the slotted head. The slotted head is really unique nowadays. Ebony fingerboard and mahogany body. No finish flaws. This banjo is similar to a maker from the late 1800's I beleive was named Ashborn.
Appearance Rating: 10
All quality hardware. Grover tuners. Smooth frets.
Reliability Rating: 9
Great, great service. Spoke with Noel and his wife. They were very obliging about me stopping by for the tuneup. Noel's wife even showed me her personal banjo (which I would love to buy from her) and gave me a concert.
Customer Service: 10
All quality parts.
Components Rating: 9
Overall Rating: 9
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