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Where Purchased: Folk of the Wood
Year Purchased: 2004
Price Paid: 1600 ($US)
I was fortunate enough to be able to play many banjos before deciding what I liked the best, and for me the best was the Heirloom. I really like the warm round sound of a tubaphone tone ring, and of the tubaphone banjos I played, the Heirloom sounded the best. I particularly like the fact that when I play quietly, the Heirloom produces notes that are almost profanely sweet.
Sound Rating: 10
I have done nothing to it except switch to my favorite light gauge strins (Earlwood)
Setup Rating: 9
I chose the natural blond finish and it is beautiful with no flaws whatsoever. The inlay is hgh quality and has an understated elegance that I prefer.
Appearance Rating: 10
I expect this banjo will last me for the rest of my life
Reliability Rating: 10
Customer Service: 10
Everything seems to be high quality. No complaints.
Components Rating: 10
I love this banjo and would recommend it to anyone.
Overall Rating: 10
'Oiling Around' 9 min
'Old 5 string banjo' 2 hrs