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Mastercraft: Classic Burled Walnut

Submitted by blugras77 on 8/14/2016

Where Purchased: Guitar Sam in VT

Year Purchased: 2016
Price Paid: 450 ($US) (bought USED)


Nice mellow, warm sound, not super bright because of the wooden tone ring. As far as banjos go, not crazy loud. Overall good sounding banjo.

Sound Rating: 8


Everything seemed to be fine, it says on the banjo hut website its professionally set up.

Setup Rating: 9


Very nice Burled walnut back (it seems to just be a thin coating over some other material, but beautiful nonetheless), nickel plated hardware, rosewood fretboard, inlays are plastic except for headstock which I think is abalone.

Appearance Rating: 9


Everything has lasted well, nothing has broken. Finish is intact.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

I have never dealt with Mastercraft, all banjos have a lifetime warranty.

Customer Service: not rated


tuners hold the strings well, has a wooden (think it's walnut) tone ring, nothing has broken or seems fragile.

Components Rating: 9

Overall Comments

Great banjo, probably one the best out there for the price, really good to start out on, I think.



Overall Rating: 10

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