About this banjo
The MC Banjo kit is designed for the do-it-yourself craftsman. Based on our MC-150 banjo, it utilizes a vintage proven design which provides excellent tone! All maple wood parts are pre-shaped and ready for final sanding and finishing. The critical joints are all pre-cut and the slotted fingerboard is glued to the neck. The 11″ maple rim is pre-made and guide holes are drilled. All metal parts are chrome-plated and ready for assembly.
Features include maple neck, maple body, pre-slotted rosewood fingerboard, frets are all pre-cut, snow flake position markers (already inlayed) , double coordinator rods, sealed geared tuning machines, Price Licensed tailpiece, two-way truss rod, bone nut, Remo head, and full walled resonator with binding. No special tools are needed. The MC kit, when built, provides an excellent banjo with the looks and tone for either open-back or bluegrass-style playing.
Important Note: The MC-150 kit comes preassembled to ensure proper fit of all the components. To finish the instrument you will have to disassemble and reassemble after finishing. Frets are not installed.
- Neck: Maple
- Finish: Unfinished
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
- Tuners: GT Master Planets
- Inlay: Snowflake
- Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
- Tone Ring: Steel Alloy
- Rim: Multi-Ply Maple
- Tension Hoop: Notched Steel
- Binding: Black ABS
- Brackets: 24
- Buttons: C-Style
- Hardware: Chrome Plated
- Pickups: Optional
- Tailpiece: 5-String Straightline
- Armrest: Gold Tone Engraved
- Head: 11″ HC Frosted
- Number of Frets: 22
- Nut Width: 1-3/16″ Bone
- Scale Length: 26-3/16″
- Weight: 9 lbs.
- Tuning: GDGBD
- Strings: .011, .024w, .016, .013, .011
- Option 1: SMP+ P
- Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup
- Hard Case: HD14
- Bag: HPBO
- Left-Handed Available: No
Bonuses When You Order From Banjo.com
- 5th String Railroad Spike Capos – FREE
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.
- Bluegrass or Clawhammer Starter Pack – FREE
We can send along with your banjo a Bluegrass or Clawhammer Starter Pack for free. This includes a strap, DVD, and tuner and picks.
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