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Morgan Monroe: Riverking

Submitted by aaron p bishop on 8/15/2008

Where Purchased: ebay

Year Purchased: 2007
Price Paid: Don't Remember (bought USED) historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound

Deep full flathead growl

Sound Rating: 8

Setup

good

Setup Rating: not rated

Appearance

simply geogeous

Appearance Rating: not rated

Reliability

Reliability Rating: 6

Customer Service

good

Customer Service: 7

Components

this banjo is awesome

Components Rating: 9

Overall Comments

I own 9 banjos and the riverking is the best.Hand engraved antique brass, ultimate inlay on neck and resnorator.Truly the best and I'll challange anyone on it

Overall Rating: 10

Fender: Artist

Submitted by aaron p bishop on 2/1/2007

Where Purchased: eldery instruments

Year Purchased: 1981
Price Paid: Don't Remember (bought USED) historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound

I had a huber tonering installed along with a new freet setup.Thisn flathead now sounds awesome.As far as flatheads go , it is unchallanged.I have found , however , that I've become enamored with archtops , due to thier punch.That being said, my fender is awesome

Sound Rating: not rated

Setup

no

Setup Rating: not rated

Appearance

Thinnest neck you'll ever find, so easy to ploay

Appearance Rating: not rated

Reliability

case is done for,the banjo is around 35 years ols

Reliability Rating: not rated

Customer Service

Back then elderly instruments was the best

Customer Service: not rated

Components

Components Rating: not rated

Overall Comments

For a flathead, this banjo can hold it's own with anyother.The Huber tone ring made a big difference

Overall Rating: 9

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