Branes & Mullins

BJ350G

Barnes & Mullins Albert Open Back Banjo


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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.

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.

Specs

Type

Banjo

Orientation

Right Handed

Number of Strings

5

Body Shape

Open Back Banjo

Rim Material

Walnut

Head

18 Brackets Remo Weatherking®

Neck Material

Mahogany

Fretboard Material

Ovangkol

Number of Frets

22

Fretboard Inlays

Mother of Pearl Patterned

Nut Width

31mm

Bridge

Maple with Ovangkol Tip and Chrome Tailpiece

Tuners

Planetary



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