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Where Purchased: Online
Year Purchased: 2023
Price Paid: 1700 ($US)
This is a very high quality beautiful instrument.
It suites both clawhammer and finger picking, for styles.
Has a rich tone with good volume,
The thin rim matched with the tone ring adds plenty of punch.
The workmanship is notable, and the wood and hardware choice makes for a very nice finish.
Sound Rating: 10
The action is set up very well,
I would recommend standard size 5/16 bridge or even lower for about an 1/8" at the 12th fret.
Setup Rating: 9
Black walnut neck with a slotted head and aged brass nickel make for a very nice looking instrument.
Appearance Rating: 10
Hardware is high quality and should last with lots of playtime.
Reliability Rating: 10
Nate is very responsive and helpful through the whole process of the build.. I haven't encountered any issue. However if there is anything wrong than I'm 100% confident that Nate will help resolve any issues.
Customer Service: 10
The tuners are exceptional.
As well as the slotted head.
Components Rating: 9
Nate is an exceptional builder, and very nice to deal with..
I would highly recommend him if you're looking any custom banjo build.
Overall Rating: 10
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