Barnes & Mullins Rathbone 5-String Banjo Electro
The Barnes & Mullins 'Rathbone' electro 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.
This banjo is unique in that it is an electro model featuring a humbucker pickup, 1/4" jack input and volume control and is therefore a fantastic choice if you're someone who plays banjo in an amplified band setup.
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.
This Rathbone banjo is unique in that it is an electro model featuring a humbucker pickup, 1/4" jack input and volume control and is therefore a fantastic choice if you're someone who plays banjo in an amplified band setup.
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: 18
BRIDGE: Maple with Ovangkol Tip
COORDINATOR RODS: 2
PICKUPS: Humbucking Pickup with Onboard Electronics, 1/4" Jack Input & Volume Control
INLAYS: Mother of Pearl Patterned
TRUSSROD COVER: 'Rathbone' Script
NUT WIDTH: 30mm
SCALE LENGTH: 697mm