“ready to play right out of the box”
I purchased the Deering Julia Belle. Before the purchase, I had several email exchanges with Barry Waldrep, regarding this and other banjos. Barry answered my (in hindsight, sometimes silly) questions in a timely, complete,friendly, and to the point manner. After the purchase, the banjo was shipped to Connecticut quickly, arriving well-package and, YES, ready to play right out of the box.
NOTE: The only reason I am only providing a 5-star rating here is due to the fact that there are only 5 stars. Otherwise, a 10-star rating would be well-earned and more than due. **********
Leonard Long, Facebook