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Gold Tone  TT-500 (Todd Taylor Model) Banjo Reviews

Submitted by KyletheGreat (see all reviews from this person) on 12/12/2007

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Year Purchased: 2006
Price Paid: 1600 ($US) (bought USED)


As an archtop banjo, it had a little more ping and pop to it it. For an archtop it does sound really good though!

I am not a huge fan of the archtop sound, but i will give it credit

Sound Rating: 8


The banjo was setup great when purchased....I only needed to tighten the head a bit and change the bridge. I had a small problem with a buzz, but corrected it quickly by having the frets sanded.

Setup Rating: 9


This banjo was so ornate...the inlay was all abalone and has the tree of life growing up the fretbord and all around the peghead. The back has an eagle with a banjo in its talons and the words "Todd Taylor Banjoman" inlayed into it. The hardware is gold plated. The banjo is fancy!

Appearance Rating: 10


The hardware is made of quality like most of Gold Tone's products. It should last

Reliability Rating: 9

Customer Service

Customer Service: not rated


The parts are great. The banjo is well made

Components Rating: 9

Overall Comments

For somebody who likes archtop banjos, I would highly recommend this one. It will make you stand out at any pickin'

Overall Rating: 9

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