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Countryman: Countryman

Submitted by Kgbow on 3/19/2009

Where Purchased: Mounts Bay Music

Year Purchased: 2008
Price Paid: 50 (£) historic exchange rates / currency converter


The sound for this banjo is satisfactory it dose lack however, volume. The sustain last for too long. Near the bridge this banjo sounds fine, nice tone, okish volume and the notes are clear untill the sustain drow'nds them in a complete slur.

Sound Rating: 5


The action on this banjo was so high, i had to have it pulled right down and even then it is still high. The tuning pegs have failed a coupled of times, they slip alot when im replacing strings, but overall they have lasted a few hard months of giging.

Setup Rating: 4


The overall appearance is nothing special not to appeling but you can tell its a banjo :D

Appearance Rating: 3


This may be a cheap banjo but I canl tell you one thing, it has to be one of the hardiest banjos ive ever had! its falled hights had direct hits to the head piece and ive even once stood on the neck (to much drink at the end of a gig) and it is still in the condition i brought it in! it really is incredible. Only was it a few days ago the fith string nut fell apart. I will just simpily replace that :)

Reliability Rating: 8

Customer Service

NO service from the folks down at Countryman, so i cant say really. But the customer service at the shop was nice!

Customer Service: 5


Nearly all parts are cheap, ive only added a better bridge :D

Components Rating: 2

Overall Comments

Nice banjo, id strongly recomend this to any beginner or experienced play who needs a fast fix for a rough gig.

Overall Rating: 5

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