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Where Purchased: From Ron
Year Purchased: 2009
Price Paid: Don't Remember (bought USED) historic exchange rates / currency converter
This sounds great in a jam or rehearsal. But when you get it on a mic it is a MONSTER
Sound Rating: 10
Perfect out of the box.
Setup Rating: 10
Its mohogany with a straight grain maple neck. Its more of a brown than red. Distressed. It will fool alot of people into thinking it from the 1930s
Appearance Rating: 10
Also distressd hardware. It looks like an 80 year old banjo and its two months old.
Reliability Rating: 10
The only person that I have dealt with is Ron and he's a helluva guy
Customer Service: 10
There is nothing that I will ever change out for better parts. Everything is as good as they come.
Components Rating: 10
The great attribute of Yates banjos is that they are ALL consistently GREAT. I have yet to hear or play one that I wouldn't love to have. That's the only maker that I can say that for.
Overall Rating: 10
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