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Gold Tone: Maple Mountain mm-150ln

Submitted by mrpedersen9 on 8/23/2009

Where Purchased: Elderly Instruments

Year Purchased: 2009
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter


I like to play old timey tunes and be able to sing with them comfortably. So the long neck was a perfect choice for the price. It has a very loud and very rich bass right out of the box. With a little love it makes that perfect cluckin' noise ;)

Sound Rating: 10


When I bought it I needed to raise the action for comfort but everything else was perfect. I bought a new adjustable tail piece to replace the no-knot and a med wght, Moon bridge to even out the tone "the bridge has really made the most difference". I also had a couple spikes installed for easy tuning and traded the Vega armrest in for a more comfortable engraved Gold Tone one.

Setup Rating: 10


Simple and beautiful. The wood grain is gorgeous and the simple snowflake inlays get the job done.

Appearance Rating: 9


This banjo will stand the test of time. the finish on the neck will take decades to wear off and all the hardware looks like it's going to be there for a long time. I use mine for every show with out any others.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Elderly Instruments gets you your stuff early!!! It's awesome!

Customer Service: 10


Get and new bridge for it, that I would say is almost mandatory, the stock is nice, but if you want it to have a personality buy a good bridge.

Components Rating: 7

Overall Comments

The best quality long neck banjo on the market in a reasonable price range. I would buy another one right away.

Overall Rating: 10

Bridges: Moon Bridges medium weight

Submitted by mrpedersen9 on 8/23/2009

Where Purchased: Elderly Instruments

Overall Comments

I bought it thinking it would cure my problems, I was right. At first I didn't like how the sound was very tinny, but a couple hours later when it had settled the sound was great. Also, this bridge just looks badass.

Overall Rating: 10

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