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Barnes and Mullin BJ500M Troubadour 5 String Banjo


    Barnes & Mullins BJ500BW Empress 5 String Banjo

    Named after the tragic ‘Empress of Ireland’ ocean liner, the Barnes & Mullins BJ500BW ‘Empress’ 5 string banjo combines outstanding quality with a unique and striking appearance. A low action and quick neck make this banjo a joy to play. It features a closed back burl walnut resonator to deliver an authentic, punchy bluegrass tone with a genuine Remo Vellum head. Geared machine heads ensure improved tuning stability. The BJ500BW also features a rolled brass tone ring to improve the volume and projection of the instrument.


    • Neck: Walnut
    • Resonator: Burl Walnut
    • Fingerboard: Ovangkol
    • Rim: Stained Maple Laminate
    • Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
    • Brackets: 24 
    • Hardware: Chrome
    • Head: Remo Vellum
    • Machineheads: Geared, Planetary Style

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