Gold Tone CEB-4 Marcy Marxer 4-string Cello Banjo
Gold Tone CEB-4 Marcy Marxer Signature Cello Banjo
“Paul, these cello banjos have their own soulful sound. Thanks for understanding why I bonded with this instrument, and bonding with it yourself. This voice hasn't been heard for close to 100 years! It needed to come back as a playable instrument. The cello banjo has been given a second chance, and this time it's working! Thank you for being part of it, Paul!” Marcy Marxer
Once a staple in early twentieth century banjo orchestras and clubs, cello banjos were out of production by 1930. Gold Tone has brought it back, collaborating with musician Marcy Marxer to develop the Gold Tone CEB-4 Marcy Marxer Signature Gold Tone Cello Banjo. The Gold Tone CEB-4 offers contemporary players a new and fascinating low banjo voice for use in many kinds of music. Tuned in fifths, the Gold Tone CEB-4 Cello Banjo is great for both lead and accompaniment roles. Its shortened scale makes fingering easier and the high-tension nylon strings provide punchy, dynamic tone while being easy on the fingertips. The brass rod tone ring and fourteen-inch pot punch those low notes out strongly and clearly. Any mandolin, mandola, cello or viola player can pick up the Gold Tone CEB-4 Cello Banjo and feel at home in minutes.
The Gold Tone CEB-4 Marcy Marxer Signature Cello Banjo is also available as a left-handed model.
|Tuners||GT Master Planets|
|Nut Width||1-9/16" Bone|
|Truss Rod||Two-Way Adjustable|
|Rolled Brass Tone Ring|
|Bridge||Maple with Ebony Cap|
|Rim||3-Ply 14" Pot|
|Tension Hoop||Notched Brass|
|String Gauge||.040 .030w .042w .054w|