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Romero  Slothead Claro Walnut 12 inch Flying Eyeball Banjo Reviews

Submitted by unclekurty (see all reviews from this person) on 11/22/2007

Where Purchased: Arcata, CA

Year Purchased: 2007
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter


Sounds like a great banjo with a brass tone ring.

Sound Rating: 10


It was set up perfect for me. I didn't even try other bridges.

Setup Rating: 10


It's made of claro walnut. The finish is hard oil. The only inlay is of a flying eyeball in the scoop on the neck. The fretboard is also claro walnut. The fretboard was acrylized to make it harder. It also brought out the grain more. The frets are gold colored ones. They have them at LMI. They are harder than the usual frets. Jason did everything as requested so I like it all.

Appearance Rating: 10


He has his own tension hoop, shoes and tailpiece. The tailpiece is especially nice. All the hardware is plated in gold including the ring. The tuners are Waverlys. They are guitar tuners. I prefer these.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

It's always great coming up with a banjo with Jason. This one has a pot that is just under a 1/2 thick and it is about 3.5 inches deep. I like the sound. Lifetime warranty.

Customer Service: 10


Everything on this banjo reeks of quality.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

This banjo sounds great and different than my 12 inch woodie Romero made of Chechen. I finally got a recorder and posted some crude sound clips on my homepage so you can listen to each to get an idea of the sound.

Overall Rating: 10

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