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Pisgah: Rambler with Dobson Tone Ring

Submitted by Noah T on 5/21/2017

Where Purchased: Pisgah banjo company

Year Purchased: 2017
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound

A deep yet very bright sound to the banjo. The sound of it is everything I had hoped for.loud and clear. Earthy and warm. Just perfect!

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

Perfect setup. Not to low not to high on the action. Perfect spike placement . I plan to replace the bridge, but the one on it now is great. Just a personal preference.
Playable out of the box

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

The banjo is an 11" rambler Dobson without the metal spun rim. Walnut neck and pot. Richlite finger board with brass side markers. No fret markers. "Vintage" headstock and heel with brass hardware.

It's beautiful! As i told Patrick, after I received it, it's a work of art. So clean. Expect craftmanship. The walnut is gorgeous! Mixed with the brass hardware and the plain black fingerboard, it's a sight to see

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

So far I have had no issues with this banjo, at all. And don't plan on having any. It's built like a tank.
I will be taking it with me on tour this summer and have no reluctance in doing so.
Stays in tune and is solid
The case it came in is great. I got the "soft"/not soft case. Totally road worthy. Also, the big pisgah logo on it is awesome!

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Couldn't have asked for better customer service. Patrick is a great guy and let me pick out all the different parts, profiles and designs for this banjo. He was very patient and helpful and would love to work with him again and would gladly get another banjo from him. I plan on getting another banjo from him in the future.

Customer Service: 10

Components

I love every part of this banjo. The walnut is beautiful. The simplicity of the all black rich lite finger board (only side markers), is something I've always wanted. The brass hardware is stunning. The heardstock! The "vintage" headstock is one of my favorite parts. Just awesome looking and classic

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

This is the first review I've ever written (if you can't tell) and hope it helps. I am extremely happy with my banjo and the whole experience. Patrick is a great guy, an amazing builder and doing it all the right way. 

I highly recommend getting a pisgah banjo! I have been telling everyone about them and plan to keep pushing these banjos. The price I paid for something this perfect, is unbeatable.

Buy a pisgah banjo. You won't regret it!

- Noah 

Overall Rating: 10

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