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Where Purchased: Amazon
Year Purchased: 2013
Price Paid: 2883 ($US)
Very rich sounding, a huge improvement on the GoodTime Classic II-of course. This is a professional level banjo in the hands of an amateur.
Sound Rating: 9
All I had to do was tune it up a bit, did not take much. Since I am a beginner I can't imagine fiddling with anything, leaving it all stock, no need to mess with Mother Nature.
Setup Rating: 10
Very nice maple, flawless high gloss finish on the entire instrument. No complaints at all.
rated it a 10 after playing it for a while now. Really well made.
Appearance Rating: 10
High quality to say the least,
The case is higher quality than pictured on the Deering website. It is a TKL concept case retails for $199.
Reliability Rating: 10
Lifetime warranty as original buyer. Did not contact regarding this purchase, but they are very helpful from my personal limited exposure.
Customer Service: 9
The person playing it could use an upgrade to being a better player...that will take some time.
Components Rating: 3
This was a huge step up, but now I'll never need to upgrade again, no doubt about that.
Overall Rating: 10
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