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SOLD For Sale: SOLD: Gold Tone EB-5 - 5 string / upgraded electronics (Sale Pending)

Posted By: paulhealey (+1) | Rate Member
 Member 9+ Years

$450 USD

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Gold Tone EB-5 Electric Banjo

- Maple neck
- Planetary tuners
- 1 3/26" zero glide nut
- Rosewood fretboard
- Mahogany body
- 8" head
- 25.5" scale

When I got this banjo I was impressed / not impressed. The banjo neck is great and plays very well (impressed). The electronics were noisy, didn't sound great and felt cheap (not impressed).

I play bass, so I'm familiar with how electric instruments are wired. I pulled this banjo apart and noticed the ground wire was disconnected from the bridge, so I soldered that back in place. The pots were mini pots, and I replaced them with full sized ones. I replaced the output jack with a switchcraft jack and I replaced the stock pickup with a Seymour Duncan Bluesbucker which made a huge improvement.

This banjo is an affordable electric banjo that sounds good. The problem is I play clawhammer, and my gigantic ham hand is too large for the small 8" head. I keep hitting the bridge, so it's time to move on.

This banjo comes with the Gold Tone gig bag it came with and I'll throw in the Souldier strap I got for it.

I don't do returns. I'll take videos, pictures, facetime, etc. but I don't want to tie up by instrument for months as it goes out for test runs. Plus I can't handle the stress of the going back and forth of constant shipping. Please let me know if you have any questions.


United States, Minneapolis, MN, 55403


$50 by the buyer / Seller will pay the rest

Payment Methods:

Cash (in person), Paypal

Payment Option Notes:

Venmo also accepted

Return Policy:

Returns not accepted.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition



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