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Where Purchased: South Austin Music
Year Purchased: 2022
Price Paid: 259 ($US)
It's an open back, so it can be used for clawhammer, but works with bluegrass as well
Sound Rating: 7
The banjo was already set up with perfect intonation. Changes could be easily made. Would like to get an armrest for it.
Setup Rating: 10
Solid work for an inexpensive banjo
Appearance Rating: 7
This would primarily be for when you need a light banjo, for camping or outdoor activities. I needed one after my surgery. It is not going to be the primary banjo of a professional player.
Reliability Rating: 8
Gold Tone has a top-notch service record
Customer Service: 10
The composite pot is what makes it so light, there is no resonator, but one could be added
Components Rating: 8
Best thing going for an entry level model.
Overall Rating: 9
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