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Where Purchased: Musicmakers kits
I wanted an Old Time Mountain banjo... this one is just fine !
It sounds not too loud, but it's the one I use for backing my singing !
Sound Rating: 9
Nothing special... It's was OK !
Setup Rating: 9
Beautiful walnut finish, It's a Mountain banjo and so it's a simple conception... !
Appearance Rating: 10
Solid as a rock !
Reliability Rating: 10
The guy at Musicmakers had only one in his store at the moment of my order... and make me a 95 $ reduction... ! not shop soiled ! 100 % mint !
Customer Service: 10
This banjo is a "two in one"... I can remove the first part of the fingerboard from the nut to the 5th fret and replace it with a fretless part... only the tuning pegs (guitar) seems cheap... but it stays in tune... I'll maybe change them in the future for planetary pegs !
10/10 for the fingerboard option... 6/10 for the tuning pegs...
Components Rating: 8
If you want a good old mountain banjo... it's the one for you, not too expensive, with the option to play it fretted or fretless !
Overall Rating: 9
'New Strings brightness' 58 min
'Foxfire' 4 hrs
'Wild Bill Jones' 4 hrs
'just curious' 6 hrs