Barnes & Mullins Troubadour 5-String Banjo
The Barnes & Mullins 'Troubadour' is a superb burled maple 5 string banjo named after the monthly music publication 'The Troubadour' issued and created by Mr Bowley Barnes and Albert Mullins beginning in their music-hall heyday of 1895.
Along with Barnes & Mullins' banjo-specific title 'The Jo', the Troubadour represented the cutting edge of contemporary music news, comment and transcription.
Who is this banjo for?
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.
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: Figured Burl Maple
HEAD: Remo Weatherking®
FLANGE: Antique Gold
TONE RING: Rolled Brass
BRACKET QTY: 24
BRIDGE: Maple with Ovengkol Tip
COORDINATOR RODS: 2
HARDWARE: Antique Gold
TAILPIECE: Antique Gold
ARMREST: Antique Gold
NECK: Hard Maple
INLAYS: Mother of Pearl Patterned
TRUSSROD COVER: 'Troubadour' Script
NUT WIDTH: 31mm
SCALE LENGTH: 670mm