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Carl Arcand

Submitted by mikey49 on 7/29/2012

Overall Comments

I wasn't too happy with the sound of my Recording King rk-r20. I found Carl's name on the list of luthiers at BH.I called him up and told him I needed my banjo setup as it wasn't setup by the store I bought it from.I made an appoinment to see him on Saturday and drove out to see him. He lives about 1 1/2 hours from my house.He found that the head was too loose,the neck wasn't tight enough against the rim, strings too high, bridge too high also. After doing the setup, it is like having a completely different banjo. The sound is significantly better, and is easier to play.And after all his work, he wouldn't accept any payment.Absolutely a pleasure to deal with.He definitely knows his stuff, and he builds his own banjos from scratch too. If there is anyone looking for a great banjo luthier, I highly recommend Carl.

Overall Rating: 10

Mutes: Ultimate Banjo Mute

Submitted by mikey49 on 1/20/2012

Where Purchased: Ebay

Overall Comments

Just received The Ultimate Banjo mute in the mail;slipped it on the bridge, and presto, my banjo sounds much quieter than before.Great mute.

Overall Rating: 10

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