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Where Purchased: Sweetwater
Very Bright! sounded more like playing steel drums than a banjo....
Sound Rating: 4
No. The bridge was not slotted correctly and the 5th string kept popping out of the bridge,
Setup Rating: 4
From a distance looked good. Inside the hoop where the two pieces of wood (2 ply) were joind together was not even. less than a minute would have solved that..
Appearance Rating: 5
NO! Tuners seemed very cheap. 5th string tuner rattled like crazy. tension hooks looked very thin and cheap.
Reliability Rating: 3
Didn't deal with the company. I did deal with Sweetwater when I returned it. They are TOP NOTCH. They are my go to online music store.
Customer Service: not rated
ummm... the box it came in was adequate?
Components Rating: 4
Rating 4. I'm being generous.
Dissapointed in FMIC on this one. I have a gretsch dobro that is just fine. Maybe banjo just isn't their thing.
My student model Goldtone is a MUCH better instrument
Overall Rating: 4
'String selection for 4th' 19 min
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