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Gibson: Earl Scruggs Flint Hill Special

Submitted by TMarshall1 on 2/15/2007

Where Purchased: FQMS

Year Purchased: 2006
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter


Bright, crisp, LOUD (in a good way).

Sound Rating: 8


Head was a tad loose, but I think they may ship them that way on purpose. Tailpiece was loose, a 2 minute fix.

Setup Rating: 5


Appearance Is AWESOME! what beautiful figured maple neck and resonator. It is almost 3-D in appearance. Just hold it under a bright light and move it slightly, it is gorgeous. Gold plating and hand engraving - super.

Appearance Rating: 10


Appears top notch. Almost too nice to take out "jamming".

Reliability Rating: 8

Customer Service

N/A. FQMS are all "top notch" however.

Customer Service: not rated


The only thing I would recommend would be a Snuffy bridge (or your favorite). It really enhanced the brightness.

Components Rating: 7

Overall Comments

I received this banjo as a Christmas present from my wife. Do I love it? You Bet! Would I have bought it for myself? Probably not - just too darned nice for a rookie like me.

Overall Rating: 9

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