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Delfield: Bacon

Submitted by Alan Hill on 4/13/2011

Where Purchased: Deep Creek Strings

Year Purchased: 2011
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound

A big departure for me as its a fretless but now is the first choice banjo for all my playing the sound is rich and full and ideal for clawhammer

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

the banjo was perfect straight out of the case there is nothing I would change

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

It is stunning walnut block rim maple neck ebony fingerboard and maple bacon internal resonator

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

The hardware is brass from Bill Ricard the tailpiece is from brooks maston real quality

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

There is no better customer service Jeff Delfield is just fantastic !

Customer Service: 10

Components

all the components are first rate just like the banjo

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

this is my second banjo from Jeff and I would not want a banjo from anyone else !

Overall Rating: 10

Deep Creek Strings: Dobson

Submitted by Alan Hill on 8/15/2010

Where Purchased: Direct

Year Purchased: 2010
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound

I play clawhammer banjo and find this banjo has improved my playing maybe because Its hard to put down it just has that special somthing it has Chris sands heavy nyon strings the sound is deep and full there is nothing I dont like about this banjo!

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

The banjo was perfect right from the get go no changes were needed

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

the banjo is walnut and purple heart with brass hardware and mechanical peghead tuners looks great an oldtime look and feel

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

the hardware is brass and the colour gets better with age the finish is long lasting for a gig I would need a mike

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Jeff Delfield is a joy to deal with you get plenty of feedback from him and pictures of the banjo as its being built ,a great experience

Customer Service: 10

Components

no cheap parts only things to change are the strings when they wear out

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

just love this banjo it makes my other banjos seem second rate !

Overall Rating: 10

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