Gold Tone MM-150LN Maple Mountain Long Neck 5-String Banjo

$1,119.00 $839.25

The Maple Mountain 150 (MM-150) series is a great example of Gold Tones Ðmore bang for the buckÓ concept. This openback banjo model is a professional quality instrument offing many of the same features found on much higher priced instruments and packs an unreal tone for its low cost. A fine, traditional open-back banjo, the MM-150 is an affordable banjo with the clawhammer or frailing player in mind.

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Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Bridge: Maple/Ebony
Wood Finish: Clear Maple
Headstock Inlay: Curly Maple
Neck binding: Celluloid
Body Binding: Celluloid
Nut: Bone
Tuners: Planetary
Tailpiece: No Knot
Tone Ring:White Ladye
Rim : 1/2″ sound chamber
Plating: Chrome
Tension Hoop: Brass
Arm Rest: Vega style
Scale: 32″
Weight: 7 lbs
Nut width: 1 3/16″

The MM-150 open back has 24 brackets, a White Ladye tone ring (a three part tone ring famous for its plunky and sustaining tone) clear finish on maple, chrome-plated parts, maple neck, planetary tuners, and a thinner maple rim allowing more “air space” in the tone chamber. It is equipped with a Renaissance head, rosewood fingerboard, and diamond inlay.

Want railroad spikes? We install HO-gauge railroad spikes free when you purchase a banjo from us. We recommend installing them on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). This serves as a capo for 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. If you want spikes, let us know in the comments box at checkout.

Weight 11 lbs


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