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Gold Tone Bela Fleck ML-1 "Missing Link" Baritone Banjo

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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$1,424.99
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Gold Tone Bela Fleck ML-1 "Missing Link" Baritone Banjo

Béla Fleck, today's best-known banjoist, felt there should be an instrument to fill the gap between his Gold Tone CEB-5 Cello Banjo (tuned an octave below the standard banjo) and the standard 5-string. So he collaborated with Gold Tone to create the ML-1 Missing Link. 

Tuned to open C (an octave below the fifth fret of a standard five-string) the ML-1 features a 12”, three-ply maple rim supporting a bronze tone ring. The hard rock maple neck features an ebony fretboard, with compound radius (5" to 9”), jumbo frets, and Béla's own art-nouveau inlay pattern (some of the prettiest inlay we've seen). A Zero Glide nut offers super-accurate intonation and low-friction tuning. 

A Remo Black Suede head carries a custom 7/8" bridge and all-wound custom string set. With a Gold Tone Terminator tailpiece, black bindings and black buttons on the Master Planetary tuners, it’s a unique and elegant look, to go with the haunting sound.

Hardshell case included.

Features

  • Finish:                Vintage Brown
  • Neck:                  Hard Rock Maple
  • Fingerboard:     22-Fret ebony, 5”-10” compound radius
  • Bridge:               Radiused Maple with ebony cap 7/8”
  • Tuners:              Planetary
  • Inlay:                  Nouveau Custom
  • Truss Rod:        2-way adjustable
  • Tone Ring:        Bronze sand-cast
  • Rim:                   3-ply Canadian maple
  • Tension Hoop:  Notched 24-bracket
  • Binding:            Black
  • Brackets:           24
  • Buttons:            Black
  • Hardware:         Chrome plated
  • Pickups:            Optional
  • Tailpiece:          5-string Terminator
  • Resonator:        14” maple
  • Armrest:            Gold Tone Engraved
  • Head:                 12” MC Black Remo
  • Nut Width:         1 3/8” Zero-Glide
  • Scale Length:    26 1/4”
  • Weight:               9.2 lbs.
  • Tuning:               CGCEG
  • Case:                  Hardshell included

Features

  • Finish:                Vintage Brown
  • Neck:                  Hard Rock Maple
  • Fingerboard:     22-Fret ebony, 5”-10” compound radius
  • Bridge:               Radiused Maple with ebony cap 7/8”
  • Tuners:              Planetary
  • Inlay:                  Nouveau Custom
  • Truss Rod:        2-way adjustable
  • Tone Ring:        Bronze sand-cast
  • Rim:                   3-ply Canadian maple
  • Tension Hoop:  Notched 24-bracket
  • Binding:            Black
  • Brackets:           24
  • Buttons:            Black
  • Hardware:         Chrome plated
  • Pickups:            Optional
  • Tailpiece:          5-string Terminator
  • Resonator:        14” maple
  • Armrest:            Gold Tone Engraved
  • Head:                 12” MC Black Remo
  • Nut Width:         1 3/8” Zero-Glide
  • Scale Length:    26 1/4”
  • Weight:               9.2 lbs.
  • Tuning:               CGCEG
  • Case:                  Hardshell included