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7124 reviews in the archive.
Where Purchased: Used
Fabulous tone. Microtones are evenly expressed. Rich, open sound that is perfect for solo playing. I've had it really low and just below G and just about everywhere in between and it sounds great.
Sound Rating: 10
Bought this used, but it was perfectly set up when I picked it up. I'm not sure how much it had been played before I got it, but it was in tune when I went over to the sellers home to see it.
Setup Rating: 9
Simple and perfect. This banjo looks handmade in a good way. Fit and finish are right on and the handmade bridge and floating tailpiece compliment it well.
Appearance Rating: 10
Not too much hardware on this bad boy. Violin friction pegs, tacks, skin head. I don't anticipate doing much more then playing the heck out of it.
Reliability Rating: 10
Purchased used, but I heard good things from the seller.
Customer Service: 10
Few components. Nice skin head. Handmade tailpiece and bridge.
Components Rating: 10
Overall Rating: 10
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'Learning new songs' 1 hr
'Sibonay' 3 hrs