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Where Purchased: Direct from Larry Hill
Year Purchased: 2010
Price Paid: 850.00 ($US)
I play 3 finger style. I personally like a little more of a mellow sound and this fits the bill.
Sound Rating: 10
The banjo was set up for me after answering a few questions about how I like to play. I haven't had to make any changes.
Setup Rating: 10
It is a Helix cherry rim that I had stained red. The neck is a goldtone with the head cut with the Helix head shape. The red rim just stands out.
Appearance Rating: 10
Have no or see no problem with the hardware.
Reliability Rating: 10
Mr. Hill talked to me on the phone for hours answering all my questions and was quick to respond to e-mails. Have not had any trouble to get repaired but as of now do not see that it would be a problem.
Customer Service: 10
At this time I see no reason to upgrade parts.
Components Rating: 10
Being an open back and light weight it has plenty of volume. So far people that have heard it seem to like the tone.
Overall Rating: 10
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