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J. Mogi  #42 Half Fretless Banjo Reviews

Submitted by blockader (see all reviews from this person) on 3/1/2013

Where Purchased: Jason Mogi

Year Purchased: 2013
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter


Sound Rating: 10


Setup Rating: 10


Appearance Rating: 10


Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Customer Service: 10


Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

Jason Mogi really outdid himself on this banjo! He worked with me intensively beforehand to decide on features and preferences and was always responsive, prompt, and honest in his communications. He REALLY listened to me and it shows in the final product. He was flexile and willing to go the extra mile for me, even when it meant doing something new to him. I had originally wanted to sale my neglected Ome in order to buy a second Romero, but after watching craig evan's banjo builders vol. 2 video i fell in love with the look and sound of jason mogi's instruments and immediately contacted him about building an a-scale half fretless. I do not regret that decision! This banjo is of the outmost quality in every regard; fit, finish, looks, tone, and playability are all superb. His pricing is extremely reasonable and the quality of this banjo far outstrips the cost. It is a true heirloom quality instrument but is still made to be played! The only negative i can think of is that i didn't care for the bridge, but i have never kept the original bridge on any banjo i have bought, apparently i Am picky about bridges. exceptional quality, exceptional experience, exceptional price, i would highly recommend Jason Mogi to anyone looking for a custom or semi-custom banjo. I don't generally give many 10 ratings, but Mogi #42 is a 10 without doubt!

Overall Rating: 10

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