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Where Purchased: from Joe Jakonzcuk(the maker)
Year Purchased: 2008
Price Paid: 2895 ($US)
This is the best banjo i have ever played!!!It is really rich in tone and volume.Very bright but not bright as in making your ears bleed. There is a lot of variety in sound with this banjo but mostly good for BLUEGRASS!!!!!
Sound Rating: 10
The set-up was perfect and the head tensioning was set at a G# and the hardware was fitted perfectly....like i said the banjo is the best banjo i have ever played.
Setup Rating: 10
Thw wood is quilted maple w/ a dark finish with flying eagle inlay with razorback inlayed at the 21st fret. There were no flaws what so ever....truley an outstanding banjo.
Appearance Rating: 10
the hardware is from prucha and many banjo makes uses prucha so i am guessing it will last a lifetime.the finish is still really new so i am waiting to see how it subsides. This is the banjo that i would travel on tour with or at a gig or just a jam. Very reliable.
Reliability Rating: 10
Joe Jakonzcuk is probally oone of the nicest guys you'll ever meet....if there is any thing wrong with the banjo he built he will fix it free of charge just to make you happy and satisfied with the banjo he makes.
Customer Service: 10
very top quality.
Components Rating: 10
I would recommend this banjo to anyone that is a serious player and wants a top notch professional banjo. Truely the best in this price range.
Overall Rating: 10
'the sweep's hornpipe' 2 hrs