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Where Purchased: Direct
Year Purchased: 2007
Price Paid: 2500 ($US)
Very loud and bright, with amazing sustain.
Sound Rating: 10
Didn't have to change a thing but get it back in tune.
Setup Rating: 10
This is a beautiful banjo, it's the only walnut Magnum Opus Cliff has made. Pretty, but not over-the-top inlays, and very nice mother of pearl on the edges of the neck and resonator.
Appearance Rating: 10
It all looks pretty bombproof. Quality hardware and nice finish on the wood.
Reliability Rating: 10
Extremely helpful and friendly. Lifetime warranty.
Customer Service: 10
No weak points that I can see, everything is top notch. Standout components would be the wonderfully shaped neck, maple resonator, Keith tuners and Blaylock tone ring.
Components Rating: 10
I would recommend that anyone looking in this price range ($2000+) give Cliff a shout. This banjo was not cheap, but for the quality it was a steal.
Overall Rating: 10
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