Rathbone 5-String Banjo
Rathbone 5-String Banjo Rathbone 5-String Banjo Rathbone 5-String Banjo

Rathbone 5-String Banjo

BJ400
MSRP: £459.00

Ready to move up in the banjo world? The Rathbone banjo is just the thing... 

The Barnes & Mullins 'Rathbone' banjo is a handsome 5-string named after Rathbone Place, London: the home of Messrs Barnes and Mullins in the early 1900s. 

The mahogany neck, resonator and rim are complemented by a striking black Remo WeatherKing head, combining a stylish modern aesthetic with a traditional warmth of tone and a smooth playing response.

The Rathbone banjo is completed by chrome hardware and fittings, an ovangkol fingerboard, traditional planetary style machineheads, and the historic 'Barnes & Mullins, London W' inlaid logo. 

The Rathbone 5-string banjo is also available as an electro model. View here

Common 5-string banjo tunings

G, D, G, B, D - Open G
G, C, G, B, D - 
C Tuning / Drop C

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Why should I buy a 5-string banjo?

This B&M Rathbone 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.

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Body & Construction

Style: 5-String Resonator
Resonator: Mahogany 
Head: Remo Weatherking® Black
Flange: Chrome
Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
Bracket QTY: x 24
Rim: Mahogany
Bridge: Maple with Ovangkol Tip
Coordinator Rods: x 2
Hardware: Chrome
Tailpiece: Chrome
Armrest: Chrome

Neck

Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ovangkol
Frets: 22
Inlays: Mother of Pearl Patterned

Headstock

Machineheads: Planetary
Truss Rod Cover: 'Rathbone' Script
Nut Width: 30mm

Dimensions

Scale Length: 697mm
Instrument Weight: 5kg
 
 
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