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6951 reviews in the archive.
I first tried ordering from their website for small accessories (head and bridge).
I was satisfied so when the time came to get a new banjo, I get it from them too.
Great price, good service, fast delivery (less than a week from the online order to the delivery here in France)
Plus, they're Deering authorized dealers
Overall Rating: 10
Where Purchased: Musik Produktiv
Entry Level Bluegrass Banjo.
I soon switch to play clawhammer - this banjo can handle it too.
I removed the resonator and put a Remo Fyberskin and it sounds OK - but it will never be an true Open-back old-time banjo
Sound Rating: 6
Setup ok as far as I remember - a few screws were loose, nothing serious
Setup Rating: 7
It looks ok, apart from the aluminium rim when the resonator is off.
Appearance Rating: 7
I'm playing it a lot since a whole year, and it's still in good condition. No big issues, I think it will last many years as my backup banjo
Reliability Rating: 7
Customer Service: not rated
Components Rating: not rated
Well, nice beginner banjo for the price (it came with a gigbag). Not the worst, not the best.
Best suited for a Bluegrass player, I would have bought a Deering Goodtime or a Gold-tone if I had knew I was going to play clawhammer, but I was able to learn on it.
Overall Rating: 7
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