Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

457
Banjo Lovers Online


Banjo Reviews

Review Categories

Most Recent

The banjo reviews database is here to help educate people before they purchase an instrument. Of course, this is not meant to be a substitute for playing the instrument yourself!

7071 reviews in the archive.

Hatfield: Special

Submitted by Chris270 on 11/4/2018

Where Purchased: At Arthur's shop/Glasgow

Year Purchased: 2018
Price Paid: 2900 ($US)

Sound

Awesome flathead sound. Exactly what I was looking for after owning a Gibson RB250 and a1980 Ode style D 6500.

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

Setup was perfect. No need to change anything!

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

Beautiful walnut banjo. Awesome inlays. The finish Arthur put on the wood is beautiful.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

I am sure this banjo will be doing it's thing long after 'm gone!

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Excellent. The best!

Customer Service: 10

Components

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

Overall Comments

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

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories

0.1088867