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Where Purchased: Direcly from Mike Ramsey
Sound Rating: 1
Setup Rating: 1
Appearance Rating: 1
Reliability Rating: 1
Mike took my money didn't build me a banjo and then wouldn't reply to my phone calls, emails or texts. He defrauded me.
How's that for customer service
Customer Service: 1
Components Rating: 1
I sent Mike a check in Jan 2017. He promised to have my banjo ready when I came down in April 2017. When I got there he said he didn't have it, but would have it in a month. I called in a month and he said he was waiting on parts. That same day I happened to see that Elderly had a new Ramsey banjo they had just gotten in. Parts are not specific to these banjos, I sent an e-mail to Mike and haven't been able to reach him since. I've since found at least one other person he's pulled this on.
IMHO he's turned into a liar and a thief and is no better than a pile of dog sh*t.
DON'T SEND HIM ANY MONEY! YOU WONT GET A BANJO AND YOU WILL LOOSE YOUR MONEY
Just my experience and opinion
Overall Rating: 1
Where Purchased: From maker
Bright and loud with a good bass and mellowness of a wood tonering
Sound Rating: 9
Well set up. I added a banjomate armrest, different bridge, strings and bridge. None of which was really necessary.
Setup Rating: 9
Dogwood blossum and star etc.(all engraved)on peghead. Inlays are Fairbanks like and nicely engraved. Dark stained maple neck with wonderful curly grain. Side dots. A few very minor finish flaws.
Appearance Rating: 8
Solid hardware. Gotah tuners. It will probably outlast me.
Reliability Rating: 9
Mike is great to work with. Very helpful and accomodating.
Customer Service: 10
Great tuners. The parts I replaced were my preference, not due to any problems.
Components Rating: 9
Excellent banjo. Love the light weight and the inlay work. Would have prefered closed end nuts but I didn't ask(my fault).
Overall Rating: 9
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