Gold Tone EBM-5

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  • Gold Tone EBM-5 Electric Banjo
  • £1,129.99
  • RRP £1,289.00
  • Save £159.01

The Gold Tone EBM-5 is a professional quality electric banjo that will give you the power and volume on stage to keep up to those electric guitar, bass and drum playing guys! Please see below for more details and the Gold Tone specification chart.
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Buy your Gold Tone EBM-5 from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

See which artists are playing the Gold Tone EBM-5 Electric Banjo:Jeff Mosier, Winston Marshal of Mumford and Sons, Kelly Emerson, Marc-Ganetakos of Nelly Furtado, Rick Scoles, SHeDAISY

The unique F-style design looks as good as it sounds. Two tone tobacco sunburst is pleasantly set off by the gold hardware. It has easy to reach control knobs for quick tone and volume changes. Humbucker under head, single coil at neck, snowflake inlay, "F-style" body, ebony fingerboard, 8" head, straightline tailpiece, gold hardware.














Finishing Touches

Wood Finish

Tobacco sunburst

Fingerboard Inlay


Headstock Inlay

Decorative cross, Humbucker under head

Neck Binding


Body Binding




Parts & Hardware






Straight Line

Tone Ring

Cast Metal


Med light



Tension Hoop






Neck: Single Coil; Under Head: SMP Humbucker, 2 -Humbucking under the head



Other Features & Options

Case Options

(Extra Cost)

HDE Hardshell case

(Extra Cost)

Other Options

Lefty, Capo spikes



27 3/8"


8.3 lbs

Nut Width



21, medium

Total Length

39 5/8"

Head Size

8" High Collar



10 Reasons Why You Need a Gold Tone EBM-5 Electric Banjo

1.   The EBM-5 is a solid-body electric 5-string banjo with an 8” internal sound cavity that maintains a genuine banjo tone with acoustic volume loud enough to keep up in a jam situation
2.   Dual humbucking pickups, 2 Volume controls, 1 Tone control, and 3-Way switching allows for a wide spectrum of tonal possibilities - Put down your Mastertone and become an electrifying Tone Master
3.   Add a reverb stombpox pedal, some delay, and a tube overdrive pedal to your signal chain and instantly become the hippest dude or dudette in your band
4.   Extremely comfortable banjo to hold and a pleasure to play whether you are playing 3-finger bluegrass style, clawhammer, or a blueclaw hammergrass hybrid
5.   The EBM-5 makes a great travel banjo...
     a.  Quiet enough to play all night long in your hotel room without disturbing the neighbors
     b.  Easily fits into a wedge-style padded gigbag for lightweight transport
     c.  Doesn't necessarily look like a banjo so you can avoid the 5-string jokes while walking through the airport
     d.  Can be swung over your head and used as a weapon in case of an emergency or if the banjo jokes persist (disclaimer: may go slightly out of tune if you make direct contact)
6.   Records equally as great in your big-time recording studio sessions as it does on your home studio laptop... Just ask Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons
7.   Mr. Bela Fleck, electric banjo extraordinaire, once said that the EBM-5 sounded too much like an acoustic banjo...  Of course we took that as a compliment!
8.   The EBM-5 comes with the standard Gold Tone Lifetime Transferable Warranty. Find more info here.
9.   For EXTREMEly loud stage volumes, Gold Tone also offers the upgraded EBM-5+ model with a padded insert under the head for increased feedback elimination... and it works quite well plugged into our Marshall fullstack!
10.   Professionally setup at the Gold Tone factory in Florida, the EBM-5 will play worlds above what you actually pay for it!  



Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Bluegrass gDGBD
Banjo Pot Size 8 inch Pot
Body Type Resonator
Electric Banjo Electric Banjo
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag None
Manufacturers Warranty 1 Year
Delivery & Returns

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.


1 reviews for Gold Tone EBM-5

Stuart Matthews

by on 2014-10-14

The Banjo is used in a band, excellent product, high,y recommended.

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 customer reviews

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