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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

Where Purchased:

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

Sound

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

Setup

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

Appearance

This banjo was so ornate...the inlay was all abalone and pear...it 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

Reliability

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

Components

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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