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For Sale: Gold Tone ML-1 Baritone banjo, Bella Fleck model

Bela's Black Bottom

Posted By: Fuzzworth | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Players Union Member  Returns allowed with money back refund

$1,250 USD

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New Gold Tone Baritone Banjo, the Bela Fleck “Missing Link Model.” Retails at $1599.

I have had it out of the case about five times. The only sign that it isn't new from the manufacturer is some slight buffing of the head (see photo). Other than that, pristine condition.

My decision to sell it has nothing to do with the banjo itself. It’s a great instrument. It has a deep, rich tone, and it’s tuned CGCEG, open C, one fifth lower than the standard 5-string.

No nicks, no dings, no visible wear except a little buffing on the head (see photos). This is a great banjo in perfect shape, with a case that is in perfect shape. I’m sad to let it go, but. . . life happens. It will be shipped in the original shipping carton, with original padding, etc.
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Here's the manufacturer's description:

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.


United States, Kalispell, MT, 59901


Buyer pays; I'll reimburse for shipping expense that exceeds $80.00

Payment Methods:

Check/Money Order, Paypal

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Additional return policy details: Returns accepted only if it is not as advertised--different condition than described, etc.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Mint Condition



Gold Tone

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