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Gold Tone Banjola

$709.00
MSRP: $880.00
Your Savings: $171.00 (19.43%)
SKU: BANJOLA
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As a banjo player, you've had relatively few tonal options before now. The Gold Tone Banjola lets you use banjo tuning and technique with a smaller, wood-bodied instrument that produces a sweet, sustaining tone you won't get from a traditional banjo. 

The Banjola starts with a standard 5-string banjo neck, maple with rosewood fingerboard and celluloid binding (we love the shooting star inlay). The body is a teardrop-shape, like a mandolin (or mandola). The spruce top, maple back and sides produce a pleasing, subtle tone more akin to a bouzouki or parlor-size guitar. With the fifth string drone, there's even a hint of dulcimer.  

We see this as a truly useful instrument in a few different ways:

  • The pro banjo player can add a new voice without having to change technique or fingerings.
  • The beginner can more easily handle the lighter weight.
  • Family members and neighbors will appreciate the lighter tone and volume while you master your technique (seriously--we know this has ended more than one aspiring banjo career). 

The Banjola comes with a custom-fitted HBB gig bag. And it could even save your marriage.

Features

• Top Solid spruce

• Back/Sides Curly Stained Maple

• Neck Maple

• Fingerboard Rosewood

• Bridge Ebony

• Finish Vintage Brown

• Fingerboard Inlay Dot/Shooting star

• Headstock Inlay Shooting star

• Neck Binding Celluloid

• Body Binding Celluloid

• Nut & saddle Bone

• Tuners Planetary

• Tailpiece Mandolin

• Strings Medium

• Frets Med

• Plating Chrome

• Case Options HBB Banjola Gigbag

• Scale 26 1/2"

• Weight 4 lbs

• Nut Width 1 3/16"

• Total Length 38 1/4"