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Hatfield Buck Creek Review

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Submitted by RB100 (see all reviews from this person) on 12/10/2007

Where Purchased: Arthur Hatfield

Year Purchased: 2007
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter

Sound

This is a new instrument - completed only in the very recent past. The sound is excellent as is, but I am sure will settle in nicely for a mahogany, 20 hole flat head Hatfield sound. The sound is also very full both up and down the neck.

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

Set up was excellent! It is very easy to play for both bluegrass and clawhammer. The action is set for a .656 bridge so I can lower if I want to use a 5/8 and raise if I want to use 11/16 bridges.

Setup Rating: 10

Appearance

Fit, finish, and detail is everything one would expect coming from Arthur. What else can one say? This is a beautiful instrument.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

With a Hatfiled, one gets only the top drawer of components. I expect no issues there and I would not hesitate to use this as a main "gig axe."

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Of course, Arthur and Bev both care more about the product and the customer than any business that I think I have ever dealt with...I am sure that if there is an issue, Arthur will go the longest mile to make sure it is resolved.

Customer Service: 10

Components

Standout components? Everything...great mahogany neck wood and beautiful resonator, top drawer components including hardware, bridge, tuners - no weak or cheap parts to upgrade. Finish and fit are flawless.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

Overall Rating: 10

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