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Pisgah: Rambler with Dobson Tone Ring

Submitted by getoutthere on 11/28/2014

Where Purchased: Directly from Pisgah

Year Purchased: 2014
Price Paid: 1100.00 ($US)


My friend and I actually bought two, both Ramblers with Dobson tone rings, one is cherry and the other walnut. It was interesting to play them both and trade them back and forth, as they have slightly different tones. The walnut is slightly darker and more mellow and the cherry a bit brighter. Luckily I liked the cherry and she liked the walnut so we are both happy.

Sound Rating: 9


The banjos were all set up but since they were mailed, the strings were loosened and the bridges laying down. It only took me a few minutes to tune them and set the bridges for intonation. I adjusted the bridges just a bit.

Setup Rating: 9


They are lovely, the woods and the craftsmanship are top quality.

Appearance Rating: 9


Terrific quality, would play it anywhere with pride.

Reliability Rating: 9

Customer Service

I emailed back and forth with Patrick, he was super prompt and always helpful.

Customer Service: 10


Components Rating: not rated

Overall Comments

I'm a bluegrass player, this is my first foray into clawhammer, I made a great choice getting a Pisgah banjo.

Overall Rating: 10

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