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Gold Tone  CCRMH Banjo Reviews

Submitted by DrBillM (see all reviews from this person) on 4/25/2013

Where Purchased: Bernunzio's

Year Purchased: 2012
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound

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

Setup

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

Appearance

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

Reliability

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

Customer Service

I haven't had a need.

Customer Service: 10

Components

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

Overall Comments

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

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