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I was fortunate enough to aquire a great old pot through the Banjo Hangout. John helped me date it to pre or early civil war. I then turned to John to make me a neck suitable to the circa. John helped me keep the original look while making some great sugesstions for modernizing. when I got the neck it was everything I had hoped for! I would recommend John to anyone! His work is both thoughtful and careful. John is a man that obviously LOVES his work and it shows!
Overall Rating: 10
Where Purchased: Private Sale
this Banjo has a rich sound with great sustain. It has a Tubaphone tone ring and it looks to me like it's a brass one.
Sound Rating: 7
this banjo had bee professonaly set up prior to my purchase. It has required no adjustments so far however I might get the action lowered a little after I get to know her better.
Setup Rating: 8
This is a mid 70's copy of a Tubaphone OB. It is very easy on the eyes with good use of MOP thought not overdone.
Appearance Rating: 8
Great reliability solid goto tuners no back up nessisary.
Reliability Rating: 8
Haven't dealt with the company
Customer Service: not rated
good tuners, not the original tailpiece and I may switch to a Kershner in the future.
Components Rating: not rated
I feel I got a great Banjo for a reasonable price
Hunt the sucker down!
I really like the inlay on the inside of the pot
Nice and loud when needed but mellow at the same time, great sustain.
Overall Rating: 7
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