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Bozung: Rosine

Submitted by clydem on 4/19/2007

Where Purchased: eBay

Year Purchased: 2003
Price Paid: 1800 ($US) (bought USED)

Sound

This banjo has amazingly consistent sound. I really love it for Irish music but it shine's with Bluegrass as well. The sound has both bottom end and high end in a very pleasing balance. It rings with the best of them. I get compliments when I play this one.

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

Setup action was adjusted to my preference after I bought it slighlty used.
No other change was needed except I tightened the head a bit.

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

A beautiful instrument with gold plated hardware and an inlay pattern of Red Roses with green stems. The wood patterning on the resonator is as lovely as the neck inlays. A banjo this pretty should not sound so great !

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

Built like my Stelling Staghorn, it will last much longer than I will. Have not played enough to
judge the finish but it seems very durable.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Have not dealt with Chris Bozung yet. He did send me a gold plated screw for the tailpiece even though I was not the original owner. Not usre about warranty service, probably won't need any.

Customer Service: 9

Components

The McPeake tone ring is appealing as a Church Bell..

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

I love this baby, it's in serious competition with my 1982 Staghorn.
I like that it's little lighter than my Stelling.

Go visit Chris Bozung's website www.cbguitars.com for a view of his fine guitars and banjos.

Overall Rating: 10

Nechville: Eclipse

Submitted by clydem on 5/29/2002

Where Purchased: eBay

Year Purchased: 1999
Price Paid: 1200 ($US) (bought USED)

Sound

This banjo is quite loud and clear with picks on. It has a very consistent tone up and down the neck.

Sound Rating: 9

Setup

Very easy to change the setup, an Allen wrench to adjust the neck angle. The action was too high for me when I bought it.

Setup Rating: 9

Appearance

Beautiful instrument, has the Diamond Blossom inlays.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

The finish was perfect, I have put a couple of dings in it since I play it a lot. Very dependable, does not change tone easily.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Customer Service: not rated

Components

The standout is of course the weight. It's very light compared to my Stelling. Since I am lazy I would rather tote around a lighter instrument. It's also much easier to take apart and clean due to the lack of the standard drum head hardware.

Components Rating: 9

Overall Comments

Definitely recommended, I was lucky enough to get it on eBay for a bargain at $1200.

Overall Rating: 9

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