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Gold Tone - MB-850+/L Mandolin-Banjo - Banjolin Clarophone - Left Handed

Gold Tone

Regular price $579.00

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Ahhhhh the Mandolin-Banjo. Some say that this is the perfect for instrument for those that want to plan a mandolin and also keep their neighbors up at night because it is LOUD!  Pretty cool, really. The Mandolin-Banjo is really as simple as it sounds... a Mandolin neck on a resonator Banjo pot. Gretsch called it a Clarophone in the 1920s, and the Europeans called it a Banjolin. Neat! 

This one is in gently-used condition with no signs of abuse and no modifications, just very light normal wear and tear. All of us here at the shop wish it was right-handed so we could play because it sounds so cool when played. Freshly setup and restrung, this one is ready to be played! The original Gold Tone gig bag is included.  Check out that sweet engraved chrome armrest! 

Info from the manufacturer: Hugely popular during the heyday (1920-1930) of mandolin and banjo orchestras and clubs, the cheerful tinkle of the banjolin floated at the top of the range and usually carried the melody. The Gold Tone MB-850+ is our faithful homage to the banjolins of yesterday, built with the materials and know-how of today. The eleven-inch banjo pot assembly has a brass tone ring for maximum projection and the maple resonator is easily removed for openback playing. 

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