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Fender Leo Review

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Submitted by Unknown on 3/11/2002

Where Purchased: private sale

Year Purchased: 2002
Price Paid: $575.00 (Canadian) (bought USED) historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound

I'm a novice player, but compared to the entry level Lero I had, this banjo sounds great! Very full rick tone and quite loud.

Sound Rating: 8

Setup

I had the local music store set it up, and I'm not sure what was done, but the action is good and its easy to play.

Setup Rating: 8

Appearance

This banjo is approximately 25 years old and bought from the original owner. The first thing I noticed was how solid it was.It is made in Japan and I understand that the quality was still quite good for this instrument.

Appearance Rating: 8

Reliability

Really solid. It's 25 years old with all original equipment and is working great.no problems at all so far...

Reliability Rating: 8

Customer Service

n/a

Customer Service: not rated

Components

I have no experience with upper end banjos, but this seems like a real solid instrument to me--good quality tuning pegs, good wood etc No cracks or surface flaws of any kind

Components Rating: 8

Overall Comments

For the price I paid, the equivalent new banjo would be an entry level Korean instrument...I believe that this is much better [ it makes my Lero seem like a toy]

Overall Rating: 8

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