Barnes & Mullins Albert 5-String Banjo Open Back

BJ350G


Barnes & Mullins Albert 5-String Banjo Open Back
Barnes & Mullins Albert 5-String Banjo Open Back Barnes & Mullins Albert 5-String Banjo Open Back Barnes & Mullins Albert 5-String Banjo Open Back Barnes & Mullins Albert 5-String Banjo Open Back Barnes & Mullins Albert 5-String Banjo Open Back

Overview

The Barnes & Mullins 'Albert' open back 5-String banjo is an authentic 'old-time' banjo. Unlike more commonly used 'bluegrass' banjos, open back models produce a noticeably quieter sound than their resonator-equipped, louder siblings.

Featuring a chocolate-coloured walnut rim and mahogany neck, the Albert’s natural ‘open-back’ character is complimented perfectly with a charming mature tone and subtle brightness that brings the Albert to life.

The Albert is complete with chrome fittings and armrest, ovangkol fingerboard with patterned fret inlays, and traditional planetary machineheads.

Who is this banjo for?

This B&M ‘Albert’ 5-string open back banjo is – like all open back banjos – a great choice for ‘Clawhammer’ players. Clawhammer playing employs a percussive technique where the index or middle fingers are used to strike the strings rather than finger picks – with the hand in a ‘claw’ shape.

This technique naturally produces a softer sound that is complimented perfectly by an open back instrument as it is quieter and more subdued tonally as some of the sound escapes through the back towards the player.

Common 5-string banjo tunings

G, D, G, B, D - Open G
G, C, G, B, D - C Tuning / Drop C

BODY & CONSTRUCTION

STYLE: 5-String Open Back
HEAD:
Remo Weatherking®
BRACKET QTY:
18
RIM:
Walnut
BRIDGE:
Maple with Ovangkol Tip
COORDINATOR RODS:
2
HARDWARE:
Chrome
TAILPIECE:
Chrome
ARMREST: Chrome

NECK

NECK: Mahogany
FINGERBOARD:
Ovangkol 
FRETS:
22
INLAYS: Mother of Pearl Patterned

HEADSTOCK

MACHINEHEADS: Planetary
TRUSSROD COVER:
'Albert' Script
NUT WIDTH:
31mm

DIMENSIONS

SCALE LENGTH: 670mm
WEIGHT: 3kg

Specification

Commodity Code 9202908000
Manufacturer Barnes and Mullins
Country of Origin China
Barcode 5036678015485
Master Carton 4
Instrument Type Banjo 5-String

Weights & Dimensions

Height (CM) 105
Width (CM) 68
Depth (CM) 27
Weight (Kg) 3