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May 15, 2024 - 10:47:29 AM
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18 posts since 10/15/2008

A couple of days ago I had posted regarding Pisgah banjos lack of response to inquiries of a deposit I made a year ago and my frustration with no answers. I began to wonder out loud if I was being scammed. This is NOT the case as I was contacted yesterday by email and today by Patrick on the phone, who very understanding with my frustrations and very gracious. I am very grateful the eventual outreach and I wish to retract any type of notion of the Pisgah Banjo company not being on the up and up and apologize for the statement.


Edited by - EJCB on 05/15/2024 10:49:31

May 15, 2024 - 11:41:24 AM

813 posts since 4/28/2012

Hey Judd,

As Shakespeare would say....

"All's well that ends well!"

I'm quite certain that all is forgiven and you will soon be enjoying banjo bliss
with your new instrument!

Good luck and post some pics when that banjo is in your hands!

May 15, 2024 - 12:06:50 PM

2067 posts since 4/10/2005

The only custom order I've done is one with Bart Reiter, and it was within his IMHO very wise parameters--you could order variations of the neck wood, tone ring, rim size, scale length, inlay choices (simple star vs even simpler dot) and other components he already offered, but that was it. Aside from that I've made it a policy to avoid custom orders like the plague, and go with what's available at reputable dealers with fair written return policies. Never returned anything in years of too many banjo purchases.

I have no business acquiring another banjo, but I've been curious about Pisgah, and it was nice to see that perusing the various dealers that have them in stock in a huge variety of rim sizes, neck woods, tone rings, etc., there was more than one that would meet my fancy if I did take the leap. I like 12-inch rim with a metal hoop or ring, and I like the persimmon boards, not the Richlite. I do like one of the headstock/peghead inlay configs better, but that wouldn't be a dealbreaker or induce a special order, if the other parameters suited. It's very nice to see such an array available out there that two or three would meet my preferences.

Edited by - ceemonster on 05/15/2024 12:09:37

May 16, 2024 - 7:29:10 AM

528 posts since 4/27/2013

So glad to hear this! Post some pics (or video!) when the thing shows up - I'm sure it will look and sound gorgeous!

May 16, 2024 - 1:54:22 PM
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3061 posts since 8/30/2012

Well based on the different activity levels of the two threads, I think we know what type of content and discussion the BHO userbase enjoys.

May 16, 2024 - 2:36:09 PM
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30202 posts since 8/3/2003

We're so glad to hear that your problem with Pisgah has been solved and both parties are now happy. And thank you for letting everyone know about the outcome. We appreciate you being so forthcoming with a happy ending.

Jun 14, 2024 - 9:05:28 AM

395 posts since 3/27/2006

Pisgah will be my next banjo and I will custom order from their fantastic website . I was going to order about a year ago but all of us were just coming out of Covid and the wait time was to long , I see their custom build wait times are very reasonable now . I like the companies business model with the all solar power and the living wage to their employees . I think Patrick offers a lot of banjo for the money and I like that he is using sustainable local hard woods Persimmon , although I see they are using Richlite I think for the fret boards for those of you who like that , I am more of a traditionalist and will go with the local hardwood Persimmon . I am a Martin guitar guy and have seen $5000 Martins using this recycled paper / epoxy material and it seems to last and work very well .

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