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Wildwood  Exotic Woods Openback Banjo Reviews

Submitted by old and frailer (see all reviews from this person) on 2/6/2017

Where Purchased: JDMC

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

Sound

Very unique sound that is suited to both BG and Old time. The all wood tone ring is so much different than a brass ring

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

banjo was completly set up and ready to play right out of the box. Just tune it up and start playing

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

This is truly a work of art. it is not onlly myself saying this but also several other non musicians said the same thing.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

yes to all of the above

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Mark has always been very helpful.

Customer Service: 10

Components

all the hardware is top grade

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

A truly fine instrument. Ive had my Wildwood paragon for about thirty years with only fret repair done to it. I expect this new one will do the same.

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by fbridgeway (see all reviews from this person) on 9/14/2010

Where Purchased: Wildwood Music

Year Purchased: 2010
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound

The banjo features a wenge tone-ring and a renaissance head. It has a wonderful rich and bassy tone. I love the low end register.

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

I have not changed or modified anything and have 100% happy with original set-up.

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

Neck is bubinga with a center maple strip bordered by a wenge strip on either side. The rim is babinga and trimmed in maple. There is also a strip of paduck on the back. It is finished with a hand-rubbed Tunge oil finish. GORGEOUS!!!

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

I haven't had this banjo long enough to rate its reliabilty, BUT, I also have a Wildwood soloist and I would give that a top rating as far as reliability.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

I've talked with Mark several times...not for complaints but to thank him, ask a question, etc. He has always been very polite, corteous and especially helpful.

Customer Service: 10

Components

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

I absolutely love this banjo and have played it constantly since I have received it. It is truly amazing!

Overall Rating: 10

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