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Where Purchased: e-bay store-new
Year Purchased: 2007
Price Paid: 500 ($US)
Changed out the bridge and brought the action up to 3/32. sounds nice now. play clawhammer style...but heard it scruggs style and it sounded nice too..
Sound Rating: 8
bit on the low side and the neck was twisted out of joint..both easy fixes
Setup Rating: 8
Really an eyecatcher. get's a lot of compliments and folks wanting to try it out. poly is a bit thick looking, but it will outlive the roach kingdom after nuclear war. Pretty wood, the walnut is different and nice looking.
Appearance Rating: 9
No worries here either. did not have to swap anything out. I play in a band so this gets a fair amount of road time and play time...not worried about it crapping out on me...just bring my basic tools/spares like I do for anything I play.
Reliability Rating: 9
never contacted, did the set up work myself...they have a great website tho....warranty seems fair. Doubt I'll ever need it..
Customer Service: 8
the tuners work, will probably swap out in a year or so for grovers. Rest looks and works just fine thank you. Does have the rolled brass tone ring by the way...
Components Rating: 8
Nice banjo at a great price. Had been playing another brand for years, but very glad I bought this one...fit and finsih is nice, sounds great, have some pride of ownership with it...we've become friends! It it were stolen, I would harvest the organs of the thief, sell them, and buy another one...probably go with the deluxe next time just because...
Overall Rating: 9
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