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6991 reviews in the archive.
Where Purchased: BHO
Year Purchased: 2007
Price Paid: 1,500 ($US) (bought USED)
Full bright and deep. It has a Huber ring in it and its set up trick. The Price tail piece seems to add something also.
I play all kinds of music so this banjo is used for more then blue grass. Its loud with a brighter sound. I actually would like to mellow it some but haven't played with it yet.
Sound Rating: 8
The fella had it set up great when I bought it. Just restrung it and away I went.
Setup Rating: 8
Simple and beautiful. Deering does a great job.
Appearance Rating: 9
Solid banjo. What else can I say.
Reliability Rating: 9
The folks at Deering are great.
Customer Service: 10
Its all top shelf.
Components Rating: 10
This is a great banjo. I highly recommend it to anyone. They have their own sound. Deering is Deering and Gibson is Gibson and so on. The Maple Blossom is obviously maple and is bright and beautiful.
Overall Rating: 9
Where Purchased: Given to me.
Great bridge. I highly recommend it.
Overall Rating: 8
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