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6991 reviews in the archive.
Where Purchased: online
Year Purchased: 2009
Price Paid: 300 ($US)
The banjo has a nice deep resonant sound. It is also fairly loud.
Sound Rating: 10
The banjo came well packed and with the bridge down. All that I had to do was stand the bridge up and tune. The action is nice and not too high or low.
Setup Rating: 10
The banjo's appearance is simple but flawless. The neck is walnut and fingerboard is wenge.
Appearance Rating: 10
No hardware other than brass tacks on the head. The ebony pegs seem sturdy.
Reliability Rating: 10
Nate was great to work with and answered all of my questions by email quickly.
Customer Service: 10
Not a lot of components. The pegs are ebony friction. The fit snugly and stay in tune. The tailpiece is a thick piece of leather. The bridge is a simple Grover bridge.
Components Rating: 10
This is a really great banjo. I was very impressed with Nate's workmanship. If this banjo were stolen or damaged (heaven forbid) I would definitely get another one.
Overall Rating: 10
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