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Bishline  Clermont Banjo Reviews

Submitted by georges393 (see all reviews from this person) on 4/29/2015

Where Purchased: Direct

Year Purchased: 2015
Price Paid: 4000.00 ($US)

Sound

Wonderful bright sound. This banjo has a bright pleasing sound. It can be set up in a variety of ways to change the sound, I am very pleased with the sound it has just the way it is. I have been playing for one year, I decided to treat myself to this banjo. It may take me a long time to be able to play well enough to do this banjo justice, but it is sure going to be fun getting there!

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

I took the banjo out of the case, tuned it and started playing it. The action is set low. I have not made any changes, and do not plan on making any in the near future.

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

A beautiful instrument, the maple is gorgeous, the cremona finish flawless. The tortoise shell binding really makes the maple on this pop. I ordered this with the maple armrest, the armrest perfectly matches the maple on the banjo. This is a very good looking banjo, and it plays as great as it looks.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

I had the hardware black powder coated. This added a very nice look to the banjo. All the hardware looks very well made, durable and the finish is very well done.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Bishline is a company that is a treat to deal with. I felt like I was their only customer. Emails were answered quickly, and the phone was always answered promptly. Any and all questions were quickly answered. I have read many reviews about the exceptional customer service Bishline provides, and now having experienced it myself I can say this is a company that exceeds your expectations.

Customer Service: 10

Components

Everything about this banjo is amazing. It lives up to everything I had anticipated it would be and more.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by dcraft (see all reviews from this person) on 8/5/2013

Where Purchased: Direct

Year Purchased: 2013
Price Paid: 4000 ($US)

Sound

It has a sound/voice that fits my ear. It has a powerful full sound.

Sound Rating: 9

Setup

The setup is perfect for me at this time. Not to say I won't tinker with it in the future, but for right now it is great.

Setup Rating: 9

Appearance

Easy on the eyes? You bet it is. The Cremona finish is beautiful and flawless. I got the tortoise binding option and it just makes it pop. Got the laminated neck option also. Nice accent to the neck's finish.

Appearance Rating: 9

Reliability

Excellent hardware installed. Finish is bright and appears to be up to the task of lasting a long time.

Reliability Rating: 9

Customer Service

Rob and Andy are the best. They sent emails, pictures during the process. I had a few questions along the way, and they were "johnny-on-the-spot" in communicating with me either by phone or email.

Customer Service: 9

Components

I supplied the Fults tailpiece, and Keith d- tuners. All other hardware was theirs.

Components Rating: 9

Overall Comments

This banjo gives you alot of bang for your buck. This banjo is great, and will last a long time. I can only speak from my perspective, but I could have looked a long time and not found any better banjo than this Bishline Clermont. Couple that with a bunch of nice folks in Tulsa that like to make banjos, and you have a winning combination.

Overall Rating: 10

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