The Epiphone MB100 5 String Banjo is the perfect starter or travel 5 string banjo because of its lightweight open-back design and friendly price tag. The MB100 is remarkably loud for its slightly smaller open-back body and has a nice, crisp banjo tone. This great banjo comes strung with quality steel banjo strings so it's ready to roll as soon as you pick it up!
Epiphone MB100 5 String Banjo Features
- Mahogany body/tone ring with an open back design
- High quality Remo head
- Poplar Composite fingerboard and bridge add warmth to the tone
- Remarkably loud for its slightly smaller body style
- Full scale mahogany neck
The Epiphone Company was a pioneer in the development of the American banjo, obtaining the first banjo patent in the United States in 1917, at the dawn of the banjo's impressive popularity during the first decades of the 20th Century and burgeoning Jazz age. In fact, vintage Epiphone banjos are very valuable and highly sought after by collectors today as they are considered among the finest instruments in history.
The MB100 offers a fun, economical banjo that draws on the century's-worth banjo-making experience of Epiphone and results in a quality instrument, still made with great care. The playability comes from the fact that it still has a full-scale neck. So if you are a seasoned player just seeking fun, the ‘feel’ will be familiar to you yet it is much lighter than a banjo with full traditional construction.
Simple Fun Made Right
The Epiphone MB100 features a quality Remo banjo head, Mahogany body/tone ring and neck in a Natural Satin finish. It also has a Poplar Composite fingerboard, traditional floating Rosewood bridge, and Chrome hardware.