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Gold Tone CEB-5 5-String Cello Banjo With Case

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This banjo has earned a nickname here around the store.  We call it B.O.B.  Which is short for “Big Ole Banjo!”

And it has a sound to match!  It just comes alive with wonderful bass tones that fill the entire room.  It’s very comfortable and easy to play, and brings out the creativity in you no matter what style you choose to play.     

It has a fourteen-inch pot (the largest banjo pot in production today by any maker) with a custom Remo Renaissance head and custom-designed high-tension wound nylon strings on a custom bridge pushes out gut-rumbling lowdown banjo mojo.  Tuned a full octave below any of the standard five-string banjo's many tunings, the CEB-5 looks as great as it sounds.  The Canadian maple neck is finished in rich sunburst and the tastefully-bound peghead and ebony fretboard as well as the heel cap are fully bound.  Play “B.O.B.” in an Old Time ensemble to add a bass feel, play Scruggs-style three-finger rolls for an added dimension to Bluegrass or Newgrass styles or play the CEB-5 clawhammer-style.  Includes hard shell case, professional setup, free shipping within the lower 48 US , and also available as left-handed model upon special request.

  • Finish: Vintage Brown
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
  • Tuners: GT Master Planets
  • Inlay: Weymann Vintage
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
  • Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
  • Rim: 3-Ply 14" Pot
  • Tension Hoop: Notched Brass
  • Binding: White ABS
  • Brackets: 32
  • Buttons: C-Style
  • Hardware: Nickel Plated
  • Tailpiece: 5-String Terminator
  • Armrest: "Hot Dog"
  • Head: 14" Renaissance
  • Number of Frets: 17
  • Nut Width: 1-9/16" Bone
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Weight: 8 lbs.
  • Tuning: AEAC#E 
  • Tuning (Alternate): GDGBD (Medium Gauge)
  • Strings: .024, .044, .034, .03, .024
  • Strings (Alternate): .028, .048, .042, .034, .028 (Medium Gauge)
  • Hard Case: Included
  • Left-Handed Available: Yes
  • Lifetime Warranty


If you've got questions, shoot us a message or give us a call at 833-BANJOBEN (833-226-5623).