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Where Purchased: At Arthur's shop/Glasgow
Year Purchased: 2018
Price Paid: 2900 ($US)
Awesome flathead sound. Exactly what I was looking for after owning a Gibson RB250 and a1980 Ode style D 6500.
Sound Rating: 10
Setup was perfect. No need to change anything!
Setup Rating: 10
Beautiful walnut banjo. Awesome inlays. The finish Arthur put on the wood is beautiful.
Appearance Rating: 10
I am sure this banjo will be doing it's thing long after 'm gone!
Reliability Rating: 10
Excellent. The best!
Customer Service: 10
Top grade. No cheap parts on a Hatfield banjo. Arthur's banjo neck is beautiful and so is the burl walnut resonator. Arthur's 2nd and 3rd string compensated bridge is unbelievable. I highly recommend it.
Components Rating: 10
Arthur is an awesome down to earth man and a joy to hang out with. It was an honor to meet him in person. Arthur had 3 models the day I was at his shop. I must have played each one 3-4 times each. Arthur said play them as long as you need to. Take your time he said. I decided on the Special. It's been about a month or so ago and I am so glad I decided on a Hatfield banjo. I highly recommend a Hatfield banjo.
Thanks to Arthur for a great sounding banjo and the time you spent with me trying to decide on which model as all three models sounded great.
Overall Rating: 10