Item #1581983 Model #OB-Bela

Gold Tone Mastertone Bluegrass Heart Bela Fleck Signature Banjo Mahogany Satin

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Signature banjo of Béla Fleck, modeled after his "Number 1" banjo.

The Gold Tone Mastertone "Bluegrass Heart" Béla Fleck Signature banjo is designed to be as close as possible to the sound and feel of his "Number 1" instrument, a 1937 Style 75 Mastertone. The finest components available are used to optimize the sound and the playing experience, with a Prucha Presto tailpiece, Rickard Cyclone 10:1 tuning machines (with custom, red-anodized brass buttons for added peghead mass), custom bridge and Little Mountain armrest all doing their part to enhance tuning ease and stability, full-bodied tone and playing comfort.
Specifications
Headstock
  • Buttons: Brass
  • Nut Width: 1-9/32" Bone
  • Tuners: Rickard Cyclone 10:1 Ratio
Neck
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Frets: 22
  • Inlay: Customized by Fleck/Rogers (Flying Eagle Modifications w/ Red Hearts 
  • Material: Mahogany
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
Body
  • Armrest: Little Mountain Style
  • Binding: Creme
  • Brackets: 24
  • Bridge: Maple w/ Padauk Cap
  • Coordinator Rods: Dual 11"
  • Finish: Mahogany Satin
  • Flange: One Piece Die Cast
  • Hardware: Nickel Plated
  • Head: 11" Remo HC Coated Topside
  • Resonator: Mahogany w/ Concentric Rings
  • Rim: 11" 3-Ply Canadian Maple
  • Tailpiece: Presto by Prucha
  • Tension Hoop: 11" Notched
  • Tone Ring: 11" Flat Top – No Hole – Bell Bronze
Dimensions
  • Scale Length: 26-1/4"
  • Weight: 11.5 lb.
Other
  • String Gauge: .010, .022w, .013, .011, .010
  • Tuning: GDGBD