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7178 reviews in the archive.
Where Purchased: Local Music Store
Year Purchased: 2008
Price Paid: 1100 ($US)
Very nice sound. Bright and clear. For what you pay the tone of the banjo is excellent.
Sound Rating: 9
As with most new banjos, mine was not set-up. I had a guy snug the neck, tightening the head and i changed the bridge and the sound really came out.
Setup Rating: 7
The banjo looks just like a Gibson RB-75, minus the word Mastertone in pearl block.
Appearance Rating: 9
Very reliable, however I did change all the turners on the banjo. The hardware has shown no sign of aging.
Reliability Rating: 9
I have not had a reason to contact Customer Service.
Customer Service: not rated
The turners (5-Star) that came on it where not very good and the bridge was terrible. But other than those everything else is excellent.
Components Rating: 9
I would recommend this banjo. If you are just staring out, experienced and need a somewhat cheep reliable banjo you can not go wrong with a Gold Star.
Overall Rating: 9
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