ML-1 Bela Fleck "Missing Link" Baritone Banjo
The Gold Tone ML-1 Bela Fleck "Missing Link" Baritone Banjo fills the gap between the cello banjo (tuned to G, an octave below the standard banjo) and the standard five-string.
Tuned to open C (in a G configuration, an octave below the fifth fret of a standard five-string, the ML-1 features a 12-inch, three-ply maple rim supporting a bronze tone ring. A specially-made Remo Black Suede head carries a custom 7/8" bridge. . The hard rock Canadian maple neck is topped by a rich black ebony fretboard, honed to a compound radius (5" to 9") and fitted with jumbo frets. The gorgeous art nouveau inlay pattern, of Béla's design, travels the length of the neck, all the way to the peghead. Black bindings and black buttons on the Master Planetary tuners complete the elegant look.
|Nut Width||1-3/8" Zero Glide Nut|
|Fingerboard||Ebony 5-10" Compound Radiused|
|Truss Rod||Two-Way Adjustable|
|Material||Hard Rock Maple|
|Resonator||14" Maple (Convertible)|
|Rolled Brass Tone Ring|
|Tone Ring||Bronze Sand Cast|
|Bridge||10" Radiused Maple with Ebony Cap (7/8")|
|Rim||3-Ply Canadian Maple|
|Tension Hoop||Notched 24-Bracket|
|Head||12" MC Black Remo|
|String Gauge||.018w .022w .030w .040w .018w|
|Zero Glide Nut|