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Where Purchased: Pisgah Banjo Company
Year Purchased: 2013
Price Paid: 1150 ($US)
It sounds wonderful. I was incredibly impressed with it's volume. I figured the persimmon tone ring would quite it down, but it's louder than the gold tone(brass ring) and enoch (dobson) ring, at the jam I go to, The high notes pierce right through. When playing on the scoop it is completely different,-sweet and plunky.
Sound Rating: not rated
All I had to do was install the bridge and I was ready to go. The action is medium, perfect for clawhammer. The intonation is flawless
Setup Rating: not rated
Out of everything, this is where pisgah banjos stand out. They are a work of art. Everything is fairly minimalist but you can really see the workmanship. The subtle color change from the persimmon fret-board to the walnut neck makes for great aesthetics and the wood inlay is as classy as old-time can be. She's a beaut
Appearance Rating: not rated
Everything seems good to me.
Reliability Rating: not rated
Patrick was quick to respond, and eager to please. I couldn't ask for anything more
Customer Service: not rated
The neck is a bit wider than most banjos I've played but I got used to that very quickly
Components Rating: not rated
Pisgah takes a minimalist approach, but the quality of the build itself is beautiful, sturdy and the damn thing sounds great.
Overall Rating: 9
'Scientific Retractions' 3 hrs
'Kulesh Tone Ring' 5 hrs
'Stelling case wanted' 6 hrs