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Quail Creek Banjos: 11” Half Fretless Dobson

Submitted by wrj01 on 12/31/2019

Where Purchased: From maker

Year Purchased: 2019
Price Paid: 1650 ($US)


11” 3 ply maple pot, regular scale, Dobson tone ring/heel/Cole peg head/ man in the moon / stars inlays/ goat skin head/partial fretless-brass. Fantastic build. Sound is loud and clear. Lindsay is building a great banjo.

Sound Rating: 10


No setup changes needed. Perfect action. May experiment with different bridges, but the Sosebee on it now is great.

Setup Rating: 10


Beautiful banjo. Dark stained figured maple pot and neck. Cole peghead, Man in the Moon motif with shooting star. Coffee color stained goat skin head.

Appearance Rating: 10


Top quality hardware. Tuners are Gotoh. Should hold up under all playing conditions.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Lindsay was great to work with. Kept me abreast of the build with photos every week.

Customer Service: 10


All parts are first quality.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

Fine purchase from an excellent builder.

Overall Rating: 10

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