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Awesome! How did the action on it come setup (good/bad/middlin)?
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Good question: I'll give you a little background first to help you understand my evaluation of it.
Now remember, I'm only about a year into this hobby. So my experience is severely limited, especially compared to most of the pickers on this board.
Every banjo I have ever bought before this one has been online. Therefore, each banjo is shipped with the bridge off and strings loosened. Not to mention, who knows how FedEx/UPS handled it (having worked as a package handler for FedEx in the past, I shutter to even think about it). So I've always had to set the bridge up myself and set the intonation and all that. Even adjusting the truss rods to set the action has been left up to a very nervous me. And I am no expert banjo setter upper, by any stretch of the imagination.
So this time I read that Deering ships all of their banjos to their dealers professionally set up. Sweet! With that information, I was determined to finally play an instrument before I bought it.
So with limited experience, I think it came set up superbly. The action is about 1/8" (maybe a little less) above the fret board at the 19th fret. No string buzzing. The intonation is set beautifully. Additionally, the head is evenly tightened, giving it a consistent sound all the way around. I'm very pleased.
Since picking several banjos in that store, and especially Vanilla Pudding, I am now fully convinced that I have no idea whatsoever how to set up a banjo and I will be promptly finding an expert to take my other banjo to get set up.