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SOLD For Sale: SOLD: Gold Tone ML-1 Bela Fleck Missing Link Baritone Banjo

Posted By: kvsek | Rate Member
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$1,099 USD

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Near-new condition with OHSC that is also new-ish. This is the only factory-made baritone banjo currently available and the build quality is truly impressive.

I'm a clawhammer guy and picked this up as a target of opportunity. It is darn near flawless and ready for your low rolls.

Tuned to open C (in a G configuration, i.e. an octave below the fifth fret of a standard five-string) the ML-1 features a twelve-inch, three-ply maple rim supporting a bronze tone ring. A specially-made Remo Black Suede head carries a custom 7/8" bridge and an all-wound custom string set hooks up to a Gold Tone Terminator tailpiece. The hard rock Canadian maple neck is topped by a rich black ebony fretboard, honed to a compound radius (5" to 9") and fitted with jumbo frets. The gorgeous art nouveau inlay pattern (of Béla's own design) travels the length of the neck all the way to the peghead, interrupted only by a Zero Glide nut (for super-accurate intonation and low-friction tuning). Black bindings and black buttons on the Master Planetary tuners complete the elegant look.Specifications    Neck: Hard Rock Maple    Finish: Vintage Brown    Fingerboard: Ebony 5-10" Compound Radiused    Bridge: 10" Radiused Maple with Ebony Cap (7/8")    Tuners: Planetary    Inlay: Nouveau Custom    Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable    Tone Ring: Bronze Sand Cast    Rim: 3-Ply Canadian Maple    Tension Hoop: Notched 24-Bracket    Binding: Black ABS    Brackets: 26    Buttons: Black    Hardware: Chrome Plated    Pickups: Optional    Tailpiece: 5-String Terminator    Resonator: 14" Maple (Convertible)    Armrest: Gold Tone Engraved    Head: 12" MC Black Remo    Number of Frets: 22    Nut Width: 1-3/8" Zero Glide Nut    Scale Length: 26-1/4"    Weight: 9.2 lbs.    Tuning: CGCEG    Strings: .018w .022w .030w .040w .018w    Option 1: SMP+ Pickup    Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup    Hard Case: Included    Bag: HPB (Opti    Left-Handed Available: No    Zero Glide Installed: Yes


United States, Asheville, NC, 28804


75 Lower 48

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Used - Mint Condition



Gold Tone

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