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Hatfield: Special

Submitted by banjodave93 on 3/14/2010

Where Purchased: From Arthur Hatfield

Year Purchased: 2010
Price Paid: 2800 ($US)

Sound

Its awsome, its got the snap and rattle of those old flatheads. I Absolutly LOVE IT.

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

Arthur Set em up just they way i like em, .656 Hatfield Bridge and a Head around an A.

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

The Burl Walnut Resonator is the most beutiful peice of wood i have ever saw

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

This banjo had been on the road since ive got it and it gets better and better everytime i pull it out of the case. VERY VERY Extreamely nice and neat Craftsmanship.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Arthur and Bev are the 2 nicest people ive met. I was treated with so much hospitalitly there and on the phone. there both awsome and cant be beat

Customer Service: 10

Components

Ive had alot of Tonerings, but Arthurs is my Absolute Favorite.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

Folks, you cant beat the sound of a Hatfield. As Far as Craftsmans ship, quality, and customer servie, ill give ya 500 bucks to find someone better than Arthur. I wouldnt endorse these fine banjos, if i didnt like em.

Overall Rating: 10

Gibson: J.D. Crowe RB-75

Submitted by banjodave93 on 5/6/2009

Where Purchased: Grhun Guitars

Year Purchased: 2009
Price Paid: 2500 ($US) (bought USED)

Sound

It has that nice pop,but with lots of bottom end

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

Head was a little to tight, so i loosend it up to a G# and it brought it ALIVE!

Setup Rating: 8

Appearance

Wonderful Flying Eagle Inlay in a Rosewood Board. Signature Truss Rod Cover

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

75 tone Ring and hardware is tarneshed,but i like it that way

Reliability Rating: 8

Customer Service

Wonderful people and easy to work with

Customer Service: 10

Components

Keith D Tuners, Presto TailPeice and Snuffy Smith Style III 11/16th's Bridge

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

This is an awsome banjo and wouldnt trade it from the world, The banjo market is closed for me for a long time to come!

Overall Rating: 10

Gold Star: GF-100FE

Submitted by banjodave93 on 1/3/2009

Where Purchased: Hometown Music Whitesburg,ky

Year Purchased: 2008
Price Paid: 1300 ($US)

Sound

Its one awsome sounding banjo. I love it and wouldnt trade it for the world.

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

Yes. Right out of the box it was at the proper head tension

Setup Rating: 9

Appearance

Yes. I love the flying eagle. Classic Banjo look.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

It looked just fine when i got it. couldnt ask for more

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

never had to call them,but im sure they are easy to deal with

Customer Service: 10

Components

Presto tail peice,Scorpion bridge,remo head. AHHHH awsome!

Components Rating: 9

Overall Comments

i love it and would recommend it to any level player. Even PROFESSIONAL

Overall Rating: 10

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