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Where Purchased: Sam Ash
Year Purchased: 2014
Price Paid: 618.00 ($US)
It has a rolled brass tone-ring. It has ring and more than normal sustain. It really adds to any style.
Sound Rating: 10
Besides some asshole tuning the jos like guitars, this thing really rang after I tuned it correctly. I think GT delivered it pretty much set up because no one at Sam Ash knows squat about jos.
Setup Rating: 9
Its nice chrome and dark wood with some nice aesthetics. It's prettier than most.
Appearance Rating: 8
Appears to be very well built. I'd give it a 10 but it takes a year to make sure wood was cured properly. It has a good finish. I definitely can't wait to to use it at a gig.
Reliability Rating: 9
I'm new to Gold Tone and I've had no reason to contsact them.
Customer Service: not rated
I think the rolled brass tone-ring is what makes this model so good. To get this kind of sound and tone ring quality in other brands, they charge anywhere from $1k to $10k for the option.
Components Rating: 10
Very well balanced. Best sounding resonator I have and it doesn't weigh as much as a bowling ball. If you can get one of these for your first banjo, you may never find another the sounds good enough to replace it without some $$$.
Overall Rating: 9
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