First, hats off to Sam Ash for such a quick delivery. I didn't expect to get it in less than 7-10 days and it was at my house in 3 days after my order. As for the banjo, I love playing it. It is such a major improvement over my Fender Concert Tone. Great sound and extremely responsive to hammers, slides and pull-offs (which used to be a lot of work for little payoff on the Fender).