The Gold Tone EBM-5 Electric Banjo is a unique F-style 5-string electric banjo. The EBM-5, like a normal banjo, has an extremely fast response. Even unplugged, this electric banjo has an excellent banjo tone due to the hollow sound chamber within the body.
The EBM-5 Electric Banjo is equipped with two pickups; a humbucker under the banjo head in the bridge position, and a stacked humbucker in the neck position. There is a 3-way selector knob that allows the player to switch between the neck pickup only (position up), both the neck and bridge pickup simultaneously (center position), and the bridge pickup only (position down). The three knobs consist of a volume knob for each pickup (2) and a master tone knob (1). Blending between the two pickups utilizing both volume knobs is possible when the 3-way pickup selector is in the center position and both pickups are activated.
Other features include a mahogany “F-style” body, ebony fingerboard with snowflake inlays, an 8″ banjo head and tone ring, and a Straightline tailpiece.
Buttons: C-Style Perloid
Nut Width: 1-3/16″ ZeroGlide Nut
Tuners: GT Master Planetary
Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
Back & Sides: Mahogany
Binding: White ABS
Bridge: Maple w/ Ebony Cap
Finish: Tobacco Sunburst / High Gloss
Hardware: Gold Plated
Head: 8″ Remo MC Smooth
Tension Hoop: Top Tension-Style
Tone Ring: 8″ Aluminum
Scale Length: 26-3/8″
Weight: 8.3 lbs.
Pickups: Humbucker at Neck & SMP+ Under Head
String Gauge: .011, .024w, .016, .013, .011