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Grundy: Flintriver F34

Submitted by the parrot on 2/28/2008

Where Purchased: from Laurie Grundy

Year Purchased: 2004
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound

I own two Grundy banjos & have probably played a dozen more. These banjos have consistently the best low end & mid tones, punch & volume of any brand I've played.

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

Laurie Grundy personally makes sure all his banjos are set up perfectly before they leave his shop. He does take into consideration the buyer's preference in set up.

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

Always excellent!
The inlay work is the finest I've seen.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

I've owned my first Grundy since early 2004. No problems, it's solid as a rock!

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

I've purchased both my banjos from Laurie himself. He takes a keen interest in the banjo after it's sale to insure the customer is happy at all times.
He has an excellent warranty repairman here in Missouri, but I haven't had to use him yet.

Customer Service: 10

Components

The quality is as good & mostly better than any brand I've seen.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

These banjos are consistently the best I've played. Laurie Grundy builds his banjos himself & takes plenty of time making sure everything is fitted properly.
Laurie has his F34 formula tone rings, resonator flanges & tension hoops cast, machined & plated by his associates in Australia. He supervises the casting process to meet his exacting alloy specifications.
I've played Gibsons for years. I've already sold my old Granada & will probably sell my old style 3 soon.
Since I received my first Grundy in 2004 I've never played another brand on stage.
I have three students that are playing Grundys now & they all love them!

Overall Rating: 10

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