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Where Purchased: Hermes Music
Year Purchased: 2004
Price Paid: 375.00 ($US)
I play bluegrass and this banjo is a perfect fit for me. Its loud and clear like a bell
Sound Rating: 10
The banjo had been dropped at the store and 3 or 4 tension hooks were loose. The action was perfect. I replaced the tailpiece with a Kershner and tightened the head. All easy changes
Setup Rating: 10
I believe its mahogany...no flaws and the heart inlays give it a nice look. the resonator, hardware, everything is easy on the eyes
Appearance Rating: 10
I use this banjo everywhere I go. I think it is very durable
Reliability Rating: 10
Hermes Customer service sucked!!!!
Customer Service: 1
the tailpiece and bridge are on the cheap side
Components Rating: 3
I love my banjo but i woudlnt mind havin another one...The name doesnt matter its the sound it makes that matters. Give me the right setup and I'll take that over any name any day
Overall Rating: 10