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6879 reviews in the archive.
Where Purchased: Craigslist(.org)
Year Purchased: 2007
Price Paid: 75r ($US) (bought USED)
My first instrument so can't say much. But I like the sound, especially the low end.
Sound Rating: 7
I took it to Herb David Guitars in Ann Arbor, Michigan for some set up. It needed new strings, had a broken 5th string tuner (the plastic part was split).
Setup Rating: 6
It's plastic and much of the "chrome" plating is chipping off. But I like the look of it anyhow.
Appearance Rating: 7
I don't think anyone would play a gig with this instrument. As for the hardware it seems ok.
Reliability Rating: 6
Customer Service: not rated
The long neck is the cool part. The 5th string tuner is friction and could be replaced.
Components Rating: 6
This is alot of fun for my $75. I'm now doing something fun that I've always wanted to do: play the banjo!
Overall Rating: 7
'GROVER FRICTION TUNER' 56 min
'My completed 4 string' 2 hrs
'Weirdest GIF ever!' 4 hrs