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Where Purchased: eBay
Year Purchased: 2003
Price Paid: 1800 ($US) (bought USED)
This banjo has amazingly consistent sound. I really love it for Irish music but it shine's with Bluegrass as well. The sound has both bottom end and high end in a very pleasing balance. It rings with the best of them. I get compliments when I play this one.
Sound Rating: 10
Setup action was adjusted to my preference after I bought it slighlty used.
No other change was needed except I tightened the head a bit.
Setup Rating: 10
A beautiful instrument with gold plated hardware and an inlay pattern of Red Roses with green stems. The wood patterning on the resonator is as lovely as the neck inlays. A banjo this pretty should not sound so great !
Appearance Rating: 10
Built like my Stelling Staghorn, it will last much longer than I will. Have not played enough to
judge the finish but it seems very durable.
Reliability Rating: 10
Have not dealt with Chris Bozung yet. He did send me a gold plated screw for the tailpiece even though I was not the original owner. Not usre about warranty service, probably won't need any.
Customer Service: 9
The McPeake tone ring is appealing as a Church Bell..
Components Rating: 10
I love this baby, it's in serious competition with my 1982 Staghorn.
I like that it's little lighter than my Stelling.
Go visit Chris Bozung's website www.cbguitars.com for a view of his fine guitars and banjos.
Overall Rating: 10
' Virtual Fiddle jam.' 4 min
'Good Wednesday Morning' 5 hrs
'Building a case' 8 hrs
'Newbie Questions' 8 hrs
'Appalachian Rain' 9 hrs