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ODE  style 2 long neck Banjo Reviews

Submitted by john bange (see all reviews from this person) on 3/27/2012

Where Purchased: BHO classifieds

Year Purchased: 2012
Price Paid: 800 (bought USED) historic exchange rates / currency converter


this is a loud banjo., though no louder than my steel rim Boston... great with a bunch of other instruments and voices. quite heavy

Sound Rating: 9


banjo is very easy to adjust...learning curve with the head tension...truss rod adjust at the heal and requires some care...some threads on the forum about this...selling this banjo only because of the arch top head and low bridge. my two other long necks are set up with nylon strings, a flat head and a 3/4" bridge...this banjo has a 5/8th on it now and could even go lower...too much right hand technique adjustment for me

Setup Rating: 7


gloss finish 5 piece neck is gorgous

Appearance Rating: 10


I always have a backup but only for a broken string...this thing is built like a tank

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service


Customer Service: 5


excellent planets...great tail weak parts, though I hear the truss rod gears are a little weak and require special care...came in a Lifton case...tuff to beat

Components Rating: 9

Overall Comments

great(if heavy) folk singers banjo...perfect for vocals...I'd give it a 10 if not for the weight

Overall Rating: 9

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