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Barnes & Mullins Perfect 5-String Banjo

SKU BJ300
Original price £270.00 - Original price £270.00
Original price
£270.00
£270.00 - £270.00
Current price £270.00

Dim Weight

3 kg

Height

105.00 cm

Depth

27 cm

Width

68 cm

Commodity Code

9202908000
Short Description

The ''Perfect'' series of banjos 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.

Featuring a mahogany resonator and aluminium rim with a Remo WeatherKing head and mahogany neck, Barnes & Mullins Perfect banjos deliver a warm and controlled sound with a gentle and mature response.

Complete with chrome hardware and fittings, ovangkol fingerboard, and modern closed gear machineheads.

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. The modern-day 'Perfect' banjos draw on the influence of the original instruments, paying homage to the vision and designs of our founders.

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.

Common 5-String banjo tunings

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

BODY & CONSTRUCTION

STYLE: 5-String Resonator
RESONATOR:
Mahogany 
HEAD:
Remo Weatherking®
FLANGE
Chrome
BRACKET QTY:
30
RIM:
Aluminium
BRIDGE:
Maple with Ovangkol Tip
COORDINATOR RODS:
1
HARDWARE:
Chrome
TAILPIECE:
Chrome
ARMREST:
Chrome

NECK

NECK: Mahogany 
FINGERBOARD:
Ovangkol 
FRETS:
22
INLAYS: Mother of Pearl Dots

HEADSTOCK

MACHINEHEADS: Closed Gear
TRUSSROD COVER:
'Perfect' Script
NUT WIDTH: 30mm

DIMENSIONS

SCALE LENGTH: 697mm
WEIGHT: 3kg