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Bishline: Classic

Submitted by gkella on 3/17/2006

Where Purchased: Elderly Instruments

Year Purchased: 2006
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound

I play bluegrass and this banjo has a bright sound. Extremely loud and powerful. A well respected instrument technican in Toronto said, and I quote"you've got quite a weapon there".

Sound Rating: 9

Setup

The banjo was set up perfectly. Great action. I wouldn't change a thing.

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

Curly maple neck and resonator. A beautiful finish. Mother of pearl in lay.
I can't see any flaws.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

I will use this on a gig anytime without backup. The finish is fantastic.

Reliability Rating: 9

Customer Service

I contacted Rob Bishline after my purchase and he sent me the nicest e mail. I am confident Rob will provide the best cutomer service available.

Customer Service: 9

Components

This banjo has a Kulesh Big Ten Tone Ring and Tony Pass thin timber rim. No upgrades required.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

I spent the afternoon at Elderly playing every banjo in the place. I kept going back to the Bishline Classic. It was head and shoulders the best 5 string in the store.

Overall Rating: 10

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