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Where Purchased: banjo.com
It has a nice crisp sound, not too loud, perfect for practicing at home with the family. If I ever perform with a group, i will add the ez resonator for more volume.
Sound Rating: 10
Banjo.com set the instrument up for me. the action is great, very easy to play!
Setup Rating: 10
I bought the 2009 because it has a fiddle style head, instead of the "gumby head". It also has bowtie fret markers. I like its simple yet elegant lines--------no chrome or fancy do dads, just a very nice plalying simple banjo! Simple, yet elegant!
Appearance Rating: 10
I dont forsee any problems, this banjo is built like a tank!
Reliability Rating: 10
It comes with a 6 year warrenty, i dont forsee any problems, but if i do have any problems, Deering has an excellent reputation for customer service.
Customer Service: 10
every thing seems to be great! The one thing that seems a bit odd is the 4 tuning pegs have chrome knobs, but the 5th string has a white plastic knob on it. Its no big deal, but I did notice it. This banjo stays in tune, looks great, and seems to be a very sturdy instrument. I am extremely happy to have the 2009 with the fiddle head. (people do lots of mods to the goodtime, including redesigning /reshaping the gumby head style------I really didnt want to do that to a new instrument!
Components Rating: not rated
I love this instrument! I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great instrument at a great price. I would definitely replace it if stolen. I am extremely happy with my Deering goodtime-----I definetely made the right choice!
Overall Rating: 10
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