Made in China, good quality components (remo skin, mechanical, violin, ring tone)
Correct finishes and tasteful
back of the neck a little triangular boxes in the early rounds and then; accessibility top of the handle is no problem.
on the other hand very, very heavy! although fairly well balanced.
sounds quite bluegrass when it is set ... and therefore there is no noise ...
purchased from Thomann, problem banjo comes with a skin bridge completely relaxed and not posed, so before playing, it is essential to tighten the skin with the key to this effect before installing the bridge to the right place.
I corrected the same planning frets at the top of the handle (boxes 12 and following) because it frisotait a little.
Apart from these small problems setting is a banjo very good value for money and is fun to play. damage if it is still heavy ...
Made in China, checked and adjusted to usa
Mastertone-style Bell Cast Brass Tone Ring
Mastertone-style One-piece Banjo Flange
Maple neck with adjustable truss rod
3-Ply Steam Bent Maple Rim
24 Hook Brass Tension Hoop
Rosewood 22 frets
American Threaded Hooks and Nuts
Dual Coordinator Rods
Bridge 5/8 "Maple / Ebony
Remo Frosted Head, 11 "High Crown
The neck is super nice and well finished, V until the 5th fret and then C.
The tuners are OK, but not the high end but they do a good job and keep perfect tuning.
Important point: It is very heavy, it is therefore imperative to use a good quality strap wide enough
it is perfect for bluegrass, it's a terrible and at any level of the handle. Each note sounds distinctly with power and wealth ..... What's more it's really the sound I was looking for.
I use it for some time but to compare them with the same price I am absolutely certain that it is over in terms of sound, of course it is much more sober aspect, it all depends on what you are looking for.
For me it is precisely his sober side, without too many frills and especially I like the sound it sent, whenever I play it it surprises me (and I play all the day and several times a day !)
The value for money is definitely unbeatable, I'm not the only one to say, look on the U.S. forums, some push the comparison rightly Gibson with five or ten times as much .....
I would do this choice without hesitation.