Gold Tone ML-1 'Missing Link' Baritone Banjo

Gold Tone
Code: ML-1
£1,999.00
RRP £2,669.00
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Inspired by John Hartford’s love for low-tuned banjos, Béla Fleck conceived the Missing Link Baritone Banjo. Tuned to open C (fifth lower than open G). Supplied in a Deluxe Hard shell Case...Note Bela Fleck not included.

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Description

Béla’s previous experience with the Gold Tone cello banjo brought him to Wayne Rogers. The two collaborated in the design and, after many months of experimentation and various challenges, the ML-1 was created


To produce the lower tone with a traditional sound in the lower register, Gold Tone use a 12-inch, 3-ply Maple Rim with a bronze tone ring.


After testing a variety of neck and bridge options, Béla signed off on the Compound Radius (5”-9”) Ebony Fingerboard attached to a Hard Rock Canadian Maple neck and a Cathedral-like radius bridge standing 7/8” over the signature black Remo head.


Jumbo frets, the exclusive “Terminator” tailpiece and the Gold Tone patented Zer0 Glide system complete the perfect formula for the throaty ML-1. Béla’s nouveau inlay design courses the length of the fingerboard and finishes on the C-Cut headstock.

Black Binding, Black Tuner Buttons and the Black Head create a bold, autonomous look. 

Tuned to cGCEG ( fifth lower than open G)

Neck

  • Neck : Maple
  • Fingerboard : Compound Radius - Ebony
  • Headstock Inlay - Noveau style
  • Fingerboard Inlay - Noveau
  • Neck Binding - Black ABS plastic
  • Nut - Zero glide/bone
  • Tuners - Master planetry tuners

Pot

  • 3 Ply Canadian Maple
  • Resonator - 14" Mahogany
  • Bridge - Maple w/ Ebony Cap; Radius-3/4"
  • Body Binding - Black ABS plastic
  • Finish - Vintage Mahogany Gloss

Supplied in a Gold Tone Deluxe TKL branded hard shell case

Specification

Banjo Type
5 String Banjo
Number of Strings
5 String

Pot

Pot Type
Resonator
Pot Diameter
12"

Neck

Number of Frets
22

Headstock

Tuning Pegs
Rear facing planetary tuners

Other

Right or Left Handed
Right Handed
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag
Deluxe Hard Case
Manufacturers Warranty
1 Year
1 Year

Customer reviews

5 / 5
1 review for Gold Tone ML-1 'Missing Link' Baritone Banjo
eKomi customer reviews
Christopher Hemsworth
20/06/2016
The banjo is superb. I play at home and have performing experience. I play ragtime on the 5 string, and these pieces take on a different cast when played on the baritone banjo.

The instrument appears to be very well made, is beautifully decorated and plays extremely well - and it's signed by Bela Fleck!
Rated 5 out of 5

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