Barnes & Mullins Rathbone 5-String Banjo
The Barnes & Mullins 'Rathbone' banjo is a handsome 5-string banjo named after Rathbone Place, the London home of Messrs Barnes and Mullins in the early 1900s.
Featuring a mahogany resonator and mahogany rim with a black Remo WeatherKing head and mahogany neck, this Rathbone banjo combines a stylish modern aesthetic with a traditional rich, warm sound and smooth response.
The Rathbone is complete with chrome hardware and fittings, ovangkol fingerboard, and traditional planetary machineheads.
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.
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 - Electro
HEAD: Remo Weatherking® Black
TONE RING: Rolled Brass
BRACKET QTY: 24
BRIDGE: Maple with Ovangkol Tip
COORDINATOR RODS: 2
INLAYS: Mother of Pearl Patterned
TRUSSROD COVER: 'Rathbone' Script
NUT WIDTH: 30mm
SCALE LENGTH: 697mm