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Gold Tone EBM-5 Solidbody Electric Banjo – Left Handed (Not In Stock)


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Gold Tone EBM-5 Solidbody Electric Banjo – left handed has a maple neck with scarf-joint at the head. Bound ebony fingerboard and head plate with snowflake inlays, adjustable truss rod, and bolt-on design so the action can be set to whatever you require. Considerably lighter than a resonator banjo, but with the ability to be much, MUCH louder, the EBM-5 is easy to play for long periods of time.

From The Builder:

The Gold Tone EBM-5 is a unique F-style 5-string electric banjo that looks as good as it sounds. The EBM-5, like a normal banjo, has an extremely fast response allowing hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides to be accomplished with incredible ease. Even unplugged, this electric banjo has an excellent banjo tone due to the hollow sound chamber within the body. The 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. This model features a dual pickup design with a hidden humbucking pickup under head and a single coil pickup at neck position. Other features include a mahogany “F-style” body, ebony fingerboard with snowflake inlays, an 8″ banjo head and tone ring, and a Straightline tailpiece. Whether you are new to the banjo or want to add a new sound to your existing arsenal, the EBM-5 may be just what you are looking for!

The Gold Tone EBM-5 is equipped with two pickups; a humbucker under the banjo head in the bridge position, and a stacked humbucker in the neck position. There is a 3-way selector knob that allows the player to switch between the neck pickup only (position up), both the neck and bridge pickup simultaneously (center position), and the bridge pickup only (position down). The three knobs consist of a volume knob for each pickup (2) and a master tone knob (1). Blending between the two pickups utilizing both volume knobs is possible when the 3-way pickup selector is in the center position and both pickups are activated. Available as left-handed model.

Need to be loud? Go ahead, plug this in and turn it up; you won’t even be able to hear the disappointed whining from the guitar players.

This model is also used by Winston Marshal of Mumford and Sons.

This model is also available in right handed, and is one of the very few left-hand electric banjos available. 


  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Frets21
  • Inlay: Snowflake
  • Material: Maple
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
  • Back & Sides: Mahogany
  • Binding: White Celluloid
  • Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
  • Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Head: 8″ Remo
  • Tailpiece: EB Style Straightline
  • Tension Hoop: Top Tension-Style
  • Tone Ring: 8″ Aluminum
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Hardshell case included.

Available in right-handed model- photo gallery below.

Price: $1,769.00 CAD
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Tobacco sunburst gloss finish
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as new
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Left Handed

  • Not Consignment

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 8.3lbs
  • Scale Length: 26-3/8in
  • Nut Width: 1-3/16in

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