The banjo reviews database is here to help educate people before they purchase an instrument. Of course, this is not meant to be a substitute for playing the instrument yourself!
6991 reviews in the archive.
Where Purchased: Used from Individual
Year Purchased: 2011
Price Paid: 450.00 ($US) (bought USED)
Learning Scruggs style and banjo sounds real good to me as a novice. My instructor has made several positive comments about the playability and sound.
Sound Rating: 9
I took it to a local music store and had new strings and a set-up at the advice of my instructor.
Setup Rating: 9
Very good looking banjo that wears very well with a little polishing along the way.
Appearance Rating: 9
Would be good for main banjo I guess. Early ninty's model and has held up well.
Reliability Rating: 9
Not needed as yet.
Customer Service: 5
Tuners feel a little cheap or could be better I think. Temperature and humidity changes seem to affect the tone greatly, especially sunshine.
Components Rating: 8
Great beginner to intermediate banjo I think. However, I will be upgrading when skill levels and funds allow. For now (playing 1 and 1/2 years) it's all the banjo I need or want.
I would buy one again if starting out or if I lost this one.
Overall Rating: 9
'Halloween tunes' 33 min
'Bear's Den - Mother' 2 hrs
'Blue Moon In Kentucky' 2 hrs
'Old Piss (TOTW)' 2 hrs
'Ooops... mistake...' 3 hrs
'Hangman's Reel' 3 hrs
'Need some help' 4 hrs