Gold Tone ES-Banjitar Electric Banjitar 6-String Banjo / Guitar

Regular price $989.00

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ES-Banjitar: Electric Banjitar

  • Folkternative Design
  • 8" Aluminum Tone Ring
  • Humbucker & SMP Pickups
  • Tobacco Sunburst Finish

Following the success of the Gold Tone Banjitar line, requests were made for an on-stage solid body 6-string played like a guitar. The ES-Banjitar, like a normal banjo, has extremely fast response compared to a regular electric. Hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides are accomplished w/ incredible ease. Even unplugged, the ES-Banjitar banjo guitar has an excellent banjo tone due to the hollow sound chamber within the body. This instrument is great for country music, blues, jazz, or any style where a banjo tone is desired without the need for learning the traditional 5-string banjo. Only a few years ago, a 6-string banjo would have been considered a 'cheater' banjo for guitarists, but today it is well accepted as its own instruments and you will hear the 6-string banjo in many genres of popular music!

The ES-Banjitar features an 8" tone ring and banjo head, dual pickup configuration w/ a stacked humbucker in the neck position and a hidden humbucking pickup beneath the banjo head in the bridge position, volume and tone controls, Straightline tailpiece, nyatoh body, maple neck w/ bound rosewood fingerboard, and low string action. The ES-Banjitar has a scale length of 25-1/2" and uses standard ball-end guitar strings. Final assembly and complete setup performed at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida. Available as left-handed model.

Specifications
  • Neck: Hard Rock Maple
  • Finish: Tobacco sunburst
  • Fingerboard: Radiused Rosewood
  • Bridge: Maple w/ Ebony Cap
  • Tuners: Sealed Guitar-Style
  • Inlay: Snowflake
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
  • Tone Ring: 8" Aluminum
  • Tension Hoop: Top Tension-style
  • Binding: White ABS
  • Hardware: Chrome Plated
  • Pickups: Stacked Single Coil Humbucker at Neck & SMP Humbucker Under Head
  • Tailpiece: 6-String Straightline
  • Head: 8" HC Smooth
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"Bone
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Weight: 8 lbs.
  • Tuning: EADGBE
  • Strings: .052w, .042w, .032w, .020w, .016, .010
  • Hard Case: HDE
  • Left-Handed Available: Yes