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7101 reviews in the archive.
Where Purchased: Friend
Had Arthur Hatfield make a Hearts and flowers 5string neck and install huber tonering.Arthur set banjo up .Banjo is a power house of a banjo.Banjo has a deep rich full sound,very good volume,loud,just the sound i was hunting for ,and excellant bluegrass banjo.I rate sound a10
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Arthur set-up banjo and installed new neck,rosewood finger board with hearts and flowers inlay,double cut peghead,Hatfield Comp.Bridge,Set-up was very professional.10
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finish on neck was flawless,outstanding work,very best wood,excellent hardware.
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The workman ship on this banjo is excellent,
Reliability Rating: not rated
I known that Arthur will stand behind his work if any problems should ocurr.
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The Huber tonering is a very good tone ring,Hardware is very good.no cheap parts on this banjo.
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Would i recommend this banjo for the price i paid? Yes.If you ever get a chance to buy a Gibson Tb11 or any pre-war Gibson and have the conversion to 5 string made go for it the sound is outstanding.
Overall Rating: not rated
Where Purchased: Don's Music Land
Year Purchased: 1973
Price Paid: 600.00 ($US) (bought USED)
This is a great bluegrass banjo.Banjo was professonaly set up for me.hand made bridge,custom made 5th. string capo.rich/full sounding banjo.no overtones.
Sound Rating: 9
Setup Rating: 10
very nice looking banjo,fancy inlays,Walnut wood,flat head tone ring,very heavy tone ring.chrome medal parts.
Appearance Rating: 9
very dependable banjo,the finish is in very good condition for the age of this banjo.
Reliability Rating: 9
this banjo is a 1967 or 1968,Fender lost all records of the banjos made in the USA when they moved to Japan.
Customer Service: 5
No weak or cheap parts on this banjo.
Components Rating: 9
Yes i would recommend this banjo to anyone,but they are getting hard to find,not many made.
Overall Rating: 10
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