About this banjo
The Gold Tone EBT’s “T”-shaped body will be familiar to all fans of country chicken-pickin’. The EBT is comfy to play whether it’s sitting on your leg or slung from a neck strap. Curly maple in a snazzy two-tone finish tops the mahogany body that produces true banjo tonalities via an eight-inch banjo head (with convenient top-tensioning) over a sound chamber in the body, making the EBT usable for acoustic or unplugged play. The EBT Electric five-string banjo features dual pickups; a humbucking pickup mounted under the head and a single-coil pickup at the neck position. A three-way selector switch allows you to choose between the neck pickup only (position up), neck and bridge pickup together (center position), or bridge pickup only (position down). Sound management is handled with easy-to-reach volume knobs for each pickup and a master tone control.
- Neck: Maple
- Top: Flamed Maple
- Back & Sides: Mahogany
- Finish: Tobacco Sunburst
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
- Tuners: Sealed Guitar-Style
- Inlay: Snowflake
- Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
- Tone Ring: 8″ Aluminum
- Tension Hoop: Top Tension-Style
- Binding: White Celluloid
- Buttons: Chrome
- Hardware: Chrome Plated
- Pickups: Humbucker & Stacked Single Coil
- Tailpiece: EB Style Straightline
- Head: 8″ Remo
- Number of Frets: 21
- Nut Width: 1-3/16″ Bone
- Scale Length: 26-3/8″
- Weight: 8.8 lbs.
- Tuning: GDGBD
- Strings: .011, .024w, .016, .013, .011
- Hard Case: HDE (Sold Separately)
- Left-Handed Available: No
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FREE PROFESSIONAL SETUP
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*FREE RAILROAD SPIKES
Also know as the 5th string capo, we recommend installing spikes on the 7th & 9th frets. This is a free service we include for all 5-string banjo purchases.
FREE STARTER PACK
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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.
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