Gold Tone MM-150 Maple Mountain 5-String Banjo

$739.99

The Maple Mountain 150 exemplifies Gold Tone’s mission: to give you the best instrument for your money. The MM-150 was our first openback banjo and it still offers features found on many higher-priced banjos for less than you’d expect to pay.

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About this banjo

The Maple Mountain 150 exemplifies Gold Tone’s mission: to give you the best instrument for your money. The MM-150 was our first openback banjo and it still offers features found on many higher-priced banjos for less than you’d expect to pay. The half-inch-thick maple rim carries an authentically-designed Whyte Laydie-style scalloped three-piece brass tone ring under an eleven-inch Remo Renaissance head. Premium parts include a comfortable maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with snowflake inlays and a frailing scoop, vintage Fairbanks-style headstock design, planetary tuners, Vega-style armrest, and No Knot tailpiece. The MM-150 is completely set up at the Gold Tone Factory.

Banjo Specifications

  • Neck: Maple
  • Finish: Natural Gloss
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with Scoop
  • Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
  • Tuners: Planetary
  • Inlay: Snowflake
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
  • Tone Ring: White Ladye
  • Rim: 1/2″ Maple
  • Tension Hoop: Notched Brass
  • Binding: Black ABS
  • Brackets: 24
  • Buttons: A-Style
  • Hardware: Chrome Plated
  • Pickups: Optional
  • Tailpiece: No-Knot
  • Armrest: Vega-Style
  • Head: 11″ HC Renaissance
  • Number of Frets: 18
  • Nut Width: 1-3/16″ Bone
  • Scale Length: 26-3/16″
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs.
  • Tuning: GDGBD
  • Strings: .010, .024w, .016, .013, .010
  • Option 1: SMP+ P
  • Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup
  • Hard Case: HD14
  • Bag: HPBO
  • Warranty: Lifetime limited to the original owner. 5 years to the second owner.

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