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Ramsey  Woody Custom Banjo Reviews

Submitted by Ragtimejoe (see all reviews from this person) on 6/27/2017

Where Purchased: Direcly from Mike Ramsey

Year Purchased: 2017
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound

Can't tell

Sound Rating: 1

Setup

Can't tell

Setup Rating: 1

Appearance

Can't tell

Appearance Rating: 1

Reliability

Can't tell

Reliability Rating: 1

Customer Service

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

Can't tell

Components Rating: 1

Overall Comments

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

Submitted by George Flink (see all reviews from this person) on 5/18/2009

Where Purchased: From maker

Year Purchased: 2009
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound

Bright and loud with a good bass and mellowness of a wood tonering

Sound Rating: 9

Setup

Well set up. I added a banjomate armrest, different bridge, strings and bridge. None of which was really necessary.

Setup Rating: 9

Appearance

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

Reliability

Solid hardware. Gotah tuners. It will probably outlast me.

Reliability Rating: 9

Customer Service

Mike is great to work with. Very helpful and accomodating.

Customer Service: 10

Components

Great tuners. The parts I replaced were my preference, not due to any problems.

Components Rating: 9

Overall Comments

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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