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6821 reviews in the archive.
Where Purchased: from Mike
Works great ....it mutes! I'm in hotels alot and this thing lets me play whenever I want!
Overall Rating: 10
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
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
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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