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6942 reviews in the archive.
Year Purchased: 1999
Price Paid: 1400 ($US)
It's got that full and bright Tubaphone sound.
Sound Rating: 9
banjo was set up however coordinator rods and truss rod make for easy adjustments.
had to change to taller bridge
had to replace cheesy tail piece with a Kershner
Setup Rating: 7
tiger maple neck with high quality finish
well made pot
Appearance Rating: 9
a most reliable banjo
have replaced the top five frets three or four times due to wear
obtained fret wire from Deering
logged hundreds, if not thousands, of hours playing it.
Reliability Rating: 10
Deerring is great to deal with
Customer Service: 10
Components Rating: 10
sure I'd recommend , I'd buy another if I could find at a reasonable price.
Overall Rating: 9
'roll and chords' 2 hrs
'Just Jan's Blues' 2 hrs
'Probable scam' 3 hrs