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Other: Gold Tone Clip-on Tuner

Submitted by txpick65 on 3/27/2010

Where Purchased: GoldTone

Overall Comments

Received this tuner from Wayne as a .99 gift. I can't say enought good things about this little jewel, I have always had issues with the Intelli on my guitar low E string, not this Goldtone clip on. Picks it up as quick as I pick the string and the light tuning feature is spot on, also love the individual string selection that lets you fine tune intonation. Totally a superior product brought to you by GoldTone Music

Overall Rating: 10

Gold Tone: White Ladye WL-250

Submitted by txpick65 on 4/3/2008

Where Purchased: Gold Tone

Year Purchased: 2008
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter


very bright if picked that way but can be mellow if picked softly. This banjo is suited for clawhammer and old time style. Nice weight and playablility.

Sound Rating: 10


It came out of the box set up perfect. I changed to a Moon heavy bridge only because that seems to be preferred with many CH players. I am not certain there is any major difference than the stock but needs time to settle in.

Setup Rating: 10


beautiful banjo, maple dark stained mahogony color with cloud inlays not overbearing but classy. As far as flaws a couple of shoe brackets had minor finish flaws but nothing to really complain about.

Appearance Rating: 9


I believe all the hardware is of quality and will last many years longer than I will. Some have mentioned tuners but I find nothing wrong with the tuners. The fret work was perfect. This banjo will stand up with banjos costing much more.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Gold Tone really shines in this department. This is my second GT banjo and you simply can not beat the service and personal attention Wayne Rogers gives you.

Customer Service: not rated


I think Gold Tones warranty speaks for this particular review. Lifetime to original owner and five years to second. It tells me Gold Tone is more than confident of the quality. You don't make money doing free warranty repair.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

I would recommend this banjo to anyone wanting to play Clawhammer banjo without investing a lot of money and still have a banjo to be proud of. I love it and would buy another if stolen.

Overall Rating: 10

First Quality Music Supply

Submitted by txpick65 on 1/4/2008

Overall Comments

I recently had to return a bridge and Merle treated me absolutely fantastic. Took care of my exchange and received my new bridge in 2 days. Always the same great service with no hassels.

Overall Rating: 10

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