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Huber: Lancaster 104-7

Submitted by kallekockum on 3/19/2006

Where Purchased: Acutab

Year Purchased: 2004
Price Paid: 3100 ($US)

Sound

Rich mahogany sound all the way up the fingerboard. This banjo is incredibly responsive no matter how hard/soft you pick. Great tone separation. Give it a few years and it will be a 10.

Sound Rating: 9

Setup

Action set nice and low. I don't care much for tinkering, and with Steves setup I don't need to. A slight tightening of the head was required, as with all new heads/banjos. Head set at G#, Neary Torque Wrench included.

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

Tasteful design without flaws. The mahogany is beatiful, as is the rosewood fingerboard with some dark streaks running down the neck. Pretty!

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

This instrument will last for centuries if properly cared for.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Purchased through John Lawless at Acutab. Need I say more? Came with a lifetime warranty, I don't expect I'll ever have to use it unless it breaks as a result of my own clumsiness or such.

Customer Service: 10

Components

If it had Keith tuners it would be a 10.

Components Rating: 9

Overall Comments

If you like the mahogany sound, this banjo needs to be considered. I expect it to hold it's value against anything else on the market today. If it was stolen I'd hunt down the thief and beat him with a club.

Overall Rating: 10

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