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Deering  Tubaphone No. 2 Banjo Reviews

Submitted by banjerbanger (see all reviews from this person) on 3/17/2009

Where Purchased:

Year Purchased: 1999
Price Paid: 1400 ($US)

Sound

It's got that full and bright Tubaphone sound.

Sound Rating: 9

Setup

banjo was set up however coordinator rods and truss rod make for easy adjustments.
low action
had to change to taller bridge
had to replace cheesy tail piece with a Kershner

Setup Rating: 7

Appearance

tiger maple neck with high quality finish
well made pot

Appearance Rating: 9

Reliability

a most reliable banjo
have replaced the top five frets three or four times due to wear
obtained fret wire from Deering
logged hundreds, if not thousands, of hours playing it.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Deerring is great to deal with

Customer Service: 10

Components

tubaphone

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

sure I'd recommend , I'd buy another if I could find at a reasonable price.

Overall Rating: 9

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