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Where Purchased: hangout
Year Purchased: 2006
Price Paid: 800 ($US) (bought USED)
I have had many banjos as I trade around alot... This little beauty can hold its own with anything out there. I actually think it sounds better than a couple of hubers I have had.
Sound Rating: 9
Banjo came perfectly setup from the guy I purchased it from. No setup needed at all... Came with Sosebee bridge...
Setup Rating: 10
I really haven't found a flaw on it yet.. The mahagony is perfect and the fit and finish is top quality and the tuners are much better than the GF-85's I had last year.
Appearance Rating: 9
It's a banjo that will hold its own in the $3000
Reliability Rating: 10
havent dealt with SAGA
Customer Service: 9
Great Neck and inlay work.. top notch tong rings also!
Components Rating: 9
For $800 bucks that I paid for it. There is no doubt the best banjo for the money on the market..
Overall Rating: 9
'Good Tuesday Morning' 4 hrs
'Thinking of an A Scale' 5 hrs
'Bridge lifespan' 8 hrs