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Richard Brown  Concert Banjo Uke Banjo Reviews

Submitted by George Flink (see all reviews from this person) on 2/6/2013

Where Purchased: from maker

Year Purchased: 2013
Price Paid: 1400 ($US)


I play banjo uke for rhythum in Old Time music. The sound is bright without being strident. It has a fuller sound than some other ukes. I switched a fiberskin for the renaisance head and put in Aquilla 7u all nylgut strings.

Sound Rating: 9


Set up was fine. The head switch and string change is personal preference.

Setup Rating: 9


Just beautiful! Mesquite neck and pot. "Texas ebony"trim and fingerboard. Matte finish. Antiqued brass hardware. Inlay of pearl star surrounded by tourquiose and copper with pearl crescents. Side dots. Peg head geared tuners. No flaws. Could not have asked for more.

Appearance Rating: 10


The hardware is first rate. The uke should outlast me. I would use it without a back up at a gig.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Dealing with Richard is a real pleasure. Very available by phone and email.

Customer Service: 10


The geared pegheads are great.Top quality all the way.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

One of the nicest banjo ukes I have ever seen or played.

Overall Rating: 10

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