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This capo is does the job at first, but the material that holds it together stretches over time. When I first bought this capo it held the string down pretty well, but some time has gone by now and it no longer holds the 5th string down enough.
Overall Rating: 1
This is a great book from the banjo master himself - Earl Scruggs.
I've learned so much from this book and I know that there's still a lot more I can learn from it.
Overall Rating: 10
A great songbook from a banjo master.
There are many excellent songs like "Dooley," "Cripple Creek," "Cumberland Gap," and many more.
Overall Rating: 9
Where Purchased: Woody's Music
This banjo has a great sound for the money. I'd give it a 7.
Sound Rating: 7
I haven't made any setup changes.
Setup Rating: 7
The light maple is a little bold at first, but you get used to it.
Appearance Rating: 5
This is a reliable banjo for the money.
Reliability Rating: 7
I'm not very happy with Deering customer service. It was difficult to get them to answer my questions.
Customer Service: 2
This might be a rare thing, but there are cracks in the rim. After only about two years, I have to replace the rim. I'm disappointed with this rim.
Components Rating: 4
This is a good banjo for the money that you spend. I don't think I'd ever buy a Deering again, but that's just my opinion. If you like the Goodtime II, you would be buying a good banjo.
Overall Rating: 6
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