About this Banjo
The success of the Gold Tone CEB-4 Cello-Banjo got Gold Tone president Wayne Rogers thinking, “Hmmm…what about a FIVE-STRING version?” Thus, the CEB-5 was born! Endowing the legions of five-string banjoists with a new and compelling voice to add to their music, the mighty CEB-5’s 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 the Big Five under 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 (HUGE fun). Includes hard shell case. Available as left-handed model.
- 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
- Pickups: Optional
- Tailpiece: 5-String Straightline
- 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 (Li
- Tuning (Alternate):GDGBD (Medium Gauge)
- Strings: .024, .044, .034, .03, .024
- Strings (Alternate): .028, .048, .042, .034, .028 (Medium Gauge)
- Option 1: SMP+ P
- Hard Case: Included
- Bag: HBCZ
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We can add these as a free service when you purchase a banjo from us. When you add this banjo to your cart just select that you want the capos. What is this? When you use a standard capo on your banjo fretboard, fretting strings 1 through 4, you’ll need to capo the 5th string separately. The 5th string starts at the 5th fret. If your standard capo is on the 2nd fret, you also need to capo the 5th string two frets higher, at the 7th fret. We recommend installing railroad spike capos on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). We install them on the fretboard just under the 5th string, an idea that was developed and used by Earl Scruggs himself. We use them, and so do most of the professional players we know. When you’re playing, you don’t really notice the spikes because they’re out of the way, but they’re always there when you need them. Simply slide the 5th string under the spike. When you’re done, slide it out.