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Where Purchased: direct from James
The Zoetrope has a deep 11" block built pot open back. The extra depth appears to have a marked effect on the sound ie it rings like a bell plenty loud and lots of sustain also very punchy which makes it great for band work it eats piano accordians for breakfast! The tone ring is a White Lady and a very good one at that.
Sound Rating: 10
the set up was perfect
Setup Rating: 10
the neck is from a local grown Birch. The pot has very tastfull marquetry covering the entire pot an ebony fretboard is inlayed with er well there sort of flowery pearly stuff all done to perfection.
Appearance Rating: 10
Top quality hardware and one of James special long tail peice
Reliability Rating: 10
100% personal sevice
Customer Service: 10
stand out features are the deep pot inlay and a sound that could blow your head off it must go all the way up to 11!
Components Rating: 10
I dont think you could get anymore out of an 11" pot banjo than this
Overall Rating: 10
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