Gold Tone 5 String Openback w/Case Banjo Cello

sku# CCEB5


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+ Pickup

Hard Case: Included

Bag: HBCE (Optional)

Left-Handed Available: Yes