Troubadour 5-String Banjo
Troubadour 5-String Banjo Troubadour 5-String Banjo Troubadour 5-String Banjo

Troubadour 5-String Banjo

BJ500M
MSRP: £809.00

A truly special banjo honouring the Victorian-era banjo publication, 'The Troubadour' 

A superb burled maple 5 string banjo, the Barnes & Mullins 'Troubadour' pays tribute to the monthly music publication 'The Troubadour' issued and created by Mr Bowley Barnes and Albert Mullins during their music-hall heyday circa 1895. Along with Barnes & Mullins' banjo-specific title 'The Jo', the Troubadour represented the cutting edge of contemporary music news, comment and transcription in the early 20th century. 

The 'Troubadour' banjo features a beautifully figured burled maple resonator paired with a maple rim, hard maple neck and appointed with exquisite antique gold engraved fittings. It's a truly enchanting banjo that embodies the legacy and heritage of Barnes & Mullins instruments.

You can expect a fast, articulate response and magnificently bright, natural and balanced tone. The hard maple neck ensures an extra level of string resonance, allowing them to vibrate with freedom at the bridge, thus enhancing the Troubadour’s excellent voice and adding even more volume and character.

The Troubadour is complete with a Remo Weatherking head, an ovangkol fingerboard with patterned fret inlays, and traditional planetary style machineheads.

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 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: Figured Burl Maple
Head: Remo Weatherking®
Flange: Antique Gold
Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
Bracket QTY: x 24
Rim: Maple
Bridge: Maple with Ovangkol Tip
Coordinator Rods: x 2
Hardware: Antique Gold
Tailpiece: Antique Gold
Armrest: Antique Gold

Neck

Neck: Hard Maple
Fingerboard: Ovangkol
Frets: 22
Inlays: Mother of Pearl Patterned

Headstock

Machineheads: Planetary
Truss Rod Cover: 'Troubadour' Script
Nut Width: 31mm

Dimensions

Scale Length: 670mm
Instrument Weight: 5kg
 
 
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