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I recently bought an open back from Carl, the "No. 1163-3", that I discovered through the classifieds right here at the Banjo Hangout. I am superbly satisfied with the instrument.. The tone and response of the banjo is very musical, with a surprising amount of sustain and nice full body. The feel and balance is delightful, and the fit and finish is very, very good indeed, with high quality parts throughout and a GREAT refurbished Slingerland rim!
Carl was a complete pleasure to deal with. Fast and reliable communication, and the instrument was packaged with great care when I got it after a substantial journey up here to Oslo, Norway.
Last but not least, this high quality instrument is in my opinion an incredible value for money at 895$..
Thanks again Carl, hope to do business with you again sometime in the future!
Stian J Sveen
Overall Rating: 10
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