CEB-5 Cello Banjo (Octave Lower, Five String, Vintage Mahogany)

Folkternative Design
GT Master Planetary Tuners
Rolled Brass Tone Ring
3-Ply 14" Pot

The success of the Gold Tone CEB-4 Cello-Banjo got Gold Tone president Wayne Rogers thinking, "Hmmm...what about a FIVE-STRING version?" Thus, the CEB-5 was born! Endowing the legions of five-string banjoists with a new and compelling voice to add to their music, the mighty CEB-5's fourteen-inch pot (the largest banjo pot in production today by any maker) with a custom Remo Renaissance head and custom-designed high-tension wound nylon strings on a custom bridge pushes out gut-rumbling lowdown banjo mojo. Tuned a full octave below any of the standard five-string banjo's many tunings, the CEB-5 looks as great as it sounds. The Canadian maple neck is finished in rich sunburst and the tastefully-bound peghead and ebony fretboard as well as the heel cap are fully bound. Play the Big Five under an Old Time ensemble to add a bass feel, play Scruggs-style three-finger rolls for an added dimension to Bluegrass or Newgrass styles or play the CEB-5 clawhammer-style (HUGE fun). Includes hard shell case. Available as left-handed model.


  • Finish: Vintage Brown
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
  • Tuners: GT Master Planets
  • Inlay: Weymann Vintage
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
  • Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
  • Rim: 3-Ply 14" Pot
  • Tension Hoop: Notched Brass
  • Binding: White ABS
  • Brackets: 32
  • Buttons: C-Style
  • Hardware: Nickel Plated
  • Pickups: Optional
  • Tailpiece: 5-String Straightline
  • Armrest: "Hot Dog"
  • Head: 14" Renaissance
  • Number of Frets: 17
  • Nut Width: 1-9/16" Bone
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Weight: 8 lbs.
  • Tuning: AEAC#E (Li
  • Tuning (Alternate): GDGBD (Medium Gauge)
  • Strings: .024, .044, .034, .03, .024
  • Strings (Alternate): .028, .048, .042, .034, .028 (Medium Gauge)
  • Option 1: SMP+ P
  • Hard Case: Included
  • Bag: HBCE
  • Left-Handed Available: Yes


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