Perfect 5-String Banjo
'Perfect' for the new player and the seasoned pro alike.
Your ideal entry-point into the exciting world of 5-string banjos, the ''Perfect'' series were first created by Messrs Barnes & Mullins at the start of the 1900s and formed the very core of the early B&M instrument offering.
This Barnes & Mullins BJ300 Perfect banjo delivers a warm and controlled sound with an easy playing feel well suited to all, even absolute beginners. Tonally, you can expect a comparatively gentle and mature response when played with fingers or a plectrum.
The BJ300 features a mahogany resonator, an aluminium rim with a Remo WeatherKing head and a mahogany neck. It is completed with chrome hardware and fittings, an ovangkol wooden fingerboard, modern closed gear machineheads, and the iconic 'Barnes & Mullins London W' historic logo.
These modern-day 'Perfect' banjos adhere to traditional banjo design but are matched to modern manufacturing techniques, whilst paying homage to the vision and designs of our founders.
Well into the 21st century, original B&M 'Perfect' banjos still change hands for considerable sums of money amongst both antique dealers and musicians alike.
Common 5-string banjo tunings
G, D, G, B, D - Open G
G, C, G, B, D - C Tuning / Drop C
Why should I buy a 5-string banjo?
This B&M ‘Perfect’ 5-string resonator banjo is the standard for bluegrass playing but is also an excellent choice for other musical styles including country, gospel, jazz, folk, classical and rock. It’s the go-to style of banjo for ‘Scruggs’ players who use three-fingers with fingerpicks on the index and middle fingers and a thumbpick for a fast-tempo and lively style.
Its resonator design means this banjo sounds naturally loud and bright and therefore makes for an excellent accompaniment instrument.
Body & Construction
ALL BARNES & MULLINS INSTRUMENTS ARE METICULOUSLY INSPECTED & SET-UP IN THE UNITED KINGDOM BY OUR EXPERT TECHNICAL FOLKS PRIOR TO FINDING THEIR NEW HOME AT YOUR LOCAL RETAIL STORE.