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Gold Tone  Orange Blossom OB-275 Banjo Reviews

Submitted by five_string (see all reviews from this person) on 12/26/2011

Where Purchased: Banjoteacher.com

Year Purchased: 2011
Price Paid: 1,024 ($US)

Sound

Great tone up and down the neck.
The tone ring is made in the US to pre-war metallurgy and manufacture. The result is fantastic.

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

Setup was perfect. The strings were loosened for shipping. Tuned them up and everything was perfect.

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

Mahogany resonator, maple neck.
Nice inlay. Not too little, not too much.
No flaws. Nice glossy finish.

Appearance Rating: 9

Reliability

Very good hardware, especialy for the price of the banjo.
Chrome plating

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

The banjo was shipped direct from Gold Tone.
Ross Nickerson is great to work with. I believe his price deals meet and usually exceed any other seller.
Lots of free stuff with each sale.

Customer Service: 10

Components

All the banjo parts are top quality. The case could be better although it seems sturdy. It looks a little cheaper than some.
Considering the price I think it is fine.

Components Rating: 9

Overall Comments

Great deal, great banjo.
Try this one before you spend $2,000 to $4,000 for a banjo.
It is made in Korea but under strict specifications and control of Gold Tone. The Koreans are making some of the best automobiles available in the US for the price. Now, thanks to Wayne Rogers and Goldtone, I believe they are making some of the best banjos as far as tone, playability and value.
I can't say enough about this banjo and I have owned some very nice ones.

Overall Rating: 10

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