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Where Purchased: From Maker, Titan Banjos.Com
I play Blugrass Scrugs style, rich full sound but not so bright that you lose the individual notes when playing fast, the intonation is spot on at any point on the neck, good sound when playing soft and quiet or when playing hard and loud, comfortable to play with a fantastic Blugrass sound.
Sound Rating: 10
Setup by maker exactly to my spec. no additional adjustments required to date.
Setup Rating: 10
All Titan banjos are custom built, mine has Curly Maple neck, Quilted Maple resonator, laminated Maple pot, Minimum inlay, to my spec.
Natural wood blond finish, Beutiful looking easy on the eye and only 9lbs. due to all metalwork including tone ring made of Titanium.
Appearance Rating: 10
The hardware is manufactured in Titanium by:- Syd Payn who is a very skilled precision engineer, I would defy anyone to find a fault or blemish with his work, I'm a precision engineer myself and I can't fault it!!
Reliability Rating: 10
Lifetime Warranty, Syd is so helpful and friendly you can have the banjo built to any spec. you require with no bother.
No repairs required to date, Gives banjo a 12 month check up and clean at no charge.
Customer Service: 10
All parts appart from Tuning pegs and hooks for the hoop are top quality Titanium, The neck is slim and thin but very stable
Components Rating: 10
Woodwork and setup by Griffin Banjos UK. Titanium metalwork including tone ring by Syd Payn Uk. owner of Titan Banjos, Tel:- 44 151 424 5754 UK.
I have now sold my Huber, Stelling and ODE banjos as I think this one can't be beaten for sound and quality of build, but You do have to pay a premium for such an instrument
Overall Rating: 10
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