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Mutes: Mike's Banjo Mute

Submitted by Gallaher on 1/17/2012

Where Purchased: from Mike

Overall Comments

Works great mutes! I'm in hotels alot and this thing lets me play whenever I want!

Overall Rating: 10

Gold Tone: Orange Blossom OB-250

Submitted by Gallaher on 11/28/2003

Where Purchased: e-bay

Year Purchased: 2003
Price Paid: 580. w/case ($US) (bought USED)


I am new to banjo but I know the value of a good instrument to the learning experience. This instrument sounds great w' plenty of volume.

Sound Rating: 8


Banjo was not set-up well. There was a neck buzz and the tailpiece pulled the bridge downward into the top, affecting intonation.
I made adjustments with my limited knowledge and it is great now.

Setup Rating: 8


the seam on the back of the resonator is not paralell to the neck. not a big deal but for asthetics it should line-up.

Appearance Rating: 8


Hardware is great, the armrest finish is coming off fast.

Reliability Rating: 7

Customer Service

N/A bought it used

Customer Service: not rated


tuners are not the best quality but they do keep it in tune

Components Rating: 7

Overall Comments

This is a great keeper banjo! It has made learning banjo much easier than I though it would be. I would not recommend for a first instrument ,
(too heavy for woodshedding). I would buy the same thing if stolen.
While I was fortunate with this purchase I do not recommend buying instruments sight unseen, better to play them first.

Overall Rating: 8

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