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Barnes & Mullins Troubadour 5-String Banjo

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Original price £699.00
Current price £659.00
SKU BJ500M

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
RIM: Maple
BRIDGE: 
Maple with Ovengkol Tip
COORDINATOR RODS: 
2
HARDWARE: 
Antique Gold
TAILPIECE: 
Antique Gold
ARMREST: Antique Gold

NECK

NECK: Hard Maple
FINGERBOARD: 
Ovengkol 
FRETS: 
22
INLAYS: Mother of Pearl Patterned

HEADSTOCK

MACHINEHEADS: Planetary
TRUSSROD COVER: 
'Troubadour' Script
NUT WIDTH: 
31mm

DIMENSIONS

SCALE LENGTH: 670mm
WEIGHT: 5kg