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Where Purchased: Bernunzio's
It is a beginner banjo but according to those who are not beginners, it sounds great. It has tremendous sustain and a lot more pop than you'd expect from a lightweight. I suspect I got a particularly good one as I have played others elsewhere and not been as impressed. Sometimes you just get lucky!
Sound Rating: 10
Bernunzio's set it up wonderfully. I didn't know what I wanted but they did and other than changing the strings to medium lights from mediums I haven't changed a thing.
Setup Rating: 10
I am not particularly excited about the blonde finish as I prefer the darker stains but it is starting to grow on me. It could not be more basic. The finish has no flaws that I can see.
Appearance Rating: 8
Can't say because it just got it about six months ago but I've already worn the frosting off the head. I am a "sweater" and nothing has gotten cruddy yet.
Reliability Rating: 10
I haven't had a need.
Customer Service: 10
For the money, I can't think of anything.I twist it out of tune for fun and tune it again about once a week just for practice. My chromatic tuner says it's dead on every time before I start though.
Components Rating: 10
I love it. I'm going to keep it. I will probably upgrade at some point but I keep hearing from those who would know to save my money for a major step up as anything less than three or four times the price won't be worth it. OK!
Overall Rating: 10
'[FF] String Chickens' 5 hrs