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Where Purchased: Turtle Hill Banjo Co. Bryantown MD
Year Purchased: 2013
Price Paid: 2150.00 ($US)
This jewel is perfect. The sound is strong, clear. The tone is rich and loud with out any buzzing.
Sound Rating: 10
I think one reason my banjo sounds great is because of the expert setup. Dave asked me numerous questions about my playing and what I expected from the Deering. It has factory spikes on frets 7,9 & 10.
i have not made any setup changes.
Setup Rating: 9
The banjo is mahogany with a high gloss finish. Has engraved inlays and Ebony finger board with mother of pearl diamond shaped inlays
I did not find any imperfections.
Appearance Rating: 9
I think the Deering will be my last banjo. Well, until I hear something better. It certainly seems like it will last forever.
Reliability Rating: 9
The warranty is lifetime, material & workmanship
Customer Service: 10
I think the bronze tone ring really stands out. I might replace the strings with medium weight.
Components Rating: 9
Overall Rating: 9
'Catalin Tuner Buttons' 2 hrs
'Oiling Around' 3 hrs
'Oiling Around' 4 hrs