Gold Tone CEB-5 5-string Cello Banjo
The Gold Tone CEB-5 Cello Banjo features a 14" pot, the largest banjo pot in production today. Tuned a full octave below standard five-string banjo tunings, the Gold Tone CEB-5 occupies a special place on the banjo spectrum. The Gold Tone CEB-5 Cello Banjo has a custom Remo Renaissance head, custom-designed high-tension wound nylon strings, custom bridge, Canadian maple neck, and ebony fretboard.
“Cello banjos have enchanted me," says cello banjoist Paul Roberts. "The Gold Tone CEB-5 Cello Banjo can travel a wide spectrum of time and cultural continuums, opening portals into many dimensions of sound for all kinds of music. One of the marvelous things about these instruments is that they have a distinctly different sound from what I previously would have associated with a banjo. I feel there are limitless musical directions I can go with cello banjos, outside stereotypical banjo sounds.”
“The cello banjo has helped me develop as a musician by giving me new creative opportunities," says Cathy Moore, whose website 'Banjo Meets World, tunes and tab for adventurous clawhammer banjo players,' is a marvelous, creative resource. "Its low voice and long sustain inspire me to try slower, darker tunes than I usually play on a regular banjo. The cello also asks me to slow down some of my regular repertoire, drop extraneous notes, and syncopate the core melody. This often reveals a surprising depth and complexity within a tune that I had been playing on autopilot for years."
Consider expanding the scope of your musical creativity with the low-tuned, warm sound of a Gold Tone CEB-5 Cello Banjo.
"If you’re interested in learning more about cello banjos, visit BanjoCrazy.com and talk to Paul who is an authority on this special instrument," says Wayne A. Rogers, President of Gold Tone Musical Instruments
|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||.024, .044, .034, .03, .024|