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Deering  Boston Longneck Special Banjo Reviews

Submitted by john bange (see all reviews from this person) on 4/3/2012

Where Purchased: bho

Year Purchased: 2012
Price Paid: Don't Remember (bought USED) historic exchange rates / currency converter


set up with nylon(fishing line) strings, this banjo is very loud, a little brighter than my Little Wonder with a nice full voice...a big suprise as I was thinking of getting a wood way!

Sound Rating: 9


nylon set up takes awhile but it is perfect now. the action can easily be raised and lowered as needed with the nuts through the pot to the easy I would give this feature a 12 if I could

Setup Rating: 10


very plain, very well flaws that I can see

Appearance Rating: 9


banjo is about 10 years old and hardware looks new

Reliability Rating: 9

Customer Service

no contact yet

Customer Service: 9


the Deering tailpiece had been removed and I was happy to see that...won't work with nylon...had a Kirshner...I replaced the 5th string spike for a bone pip...added a shubb 5th string capo...banjo came with Gotoh guitar tuners and I replaced the Gotoh knobs with some Grover rotomatic knobs...slipped right on,

Components Rating: 9

Overall Comments

best case money can buy comes with it...American Vintage...Had the Boston for a month now...I am just blown away by how great the steel pot is with fishing line strings...30# 1st string,50# second, 60# third, Aquilla all nylgut 4th, and 40# 5th...sold this banjo only because of the weight...kept the AVS case

Overall Rating: 10

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