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Where Purchased: Wildwood Banjo Shop/Bend, OR
Year Purchased: 2011
Price Paid: 1800 w/ H. S case. ($US)
Wonderfully rich and full tubaphone sound. Great bass tone. Can play it softly or loud, as needed.
Sound Rating: 10
Setup was perfect for my style of playing (clawhammer). Great action.
Setup Rating: 10
A beautiful, well made banjo. Neck inlays and binding are flawless. Highly figured neck and pot look great also.
Appearance Rating: 10
Solid construction and wonderful finish. Should last a lifetime without any problems.
Reliability Rating: 10
Banjo returned to Wildwood for a minor neck adjustment. Mark Platin (owner/builder) completed the adjustment quickly (and with no charge) and was very easy to work with.
Customer Service: 10
Components seem to be of high quality. I see no reason to upgrade any of the compnents.
Components Rating: 10
This is a well constructed and beautiful banjo. I was vacationing in the West and decided to visited the Wildwood shop to take a look at Mark's banjos. I was so impressed with the Troubadour that I bought one on the spot and had it shipped home. Best sounding banjo I have ever played.
Overall Rating: 10
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