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Where Purchased: Janet Davis Music Company
Year Purchased: 2009
Price Paid: 379 ($US)
Great sound and volume for an open-back banjo. I have another banjo with a heavy brass tone ring. It has great sound, but is very heavy. I am not dissapointed in the sound of the Goodtime.
Sound Rating: 8
JDMC did a great job on the setup. I had them put a Bart Veerman bridge on it.
Setup Rating: 10
I love the look - bright and light.
Appearance Rating: 8
The dove-tail head joint scares me a little bit, but as long as it doesn't come off, I'm happy.
Reliability Rating: 8
JDMC is great to deal with. They are always friendly and helpful.
Customer Service: 10
Good quality parts.
Components Rating: 8
Just got my Goodtime banjo yesterday, and I am lovin' it. Great sound and volume. I especially like the weight. At 4 lbs. I can pick it up with one hand without effort. It makes banjo playing fun.
Overall Rating: 9
'Guild Banjo Strings?' 4 min
'CHEAT A KEYS' 1 hr
'Cheat a keys' 2 hrs
'Neck Wood' 2 hrs