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Where Purchased: Folk of the Wood
Year Purchased: 2004
Price Paid: 1700 ($US)
Sounds powerful. In fact I stuffed a tshirt into the resonator becase it was too loud to play in my house. It sounds great all the way up the neck. I only rated it a 9 because I'm not good enough to make it sound like a 10 yet.
Sound Rating: 9
FOTW set it up perfectly. It was the 2nd banjo I bought from them.
Setup Rating: 10
Not too fancy, but very nice just the same. I ordered it standard. See the Deering website.
Appearance Rating: 9
Very solid and stays in tune like a champ even though I bend the heck out of the strings.
Reliability Rating: 10
I emailed them twice and they were extremely responsive.
Customer Service: 10
I'm not an expert, but everything seems very solid and high-quality.
Components Rating: 10
I absolutely recommend it. I play bluegrass, rock, and some funky stuff and this banjo sounds great all around.
Overall Rating: 10
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