Except for the rosewood resonator with the pearl scroll-work design in the center, this is a very accurate copy of Gibson's RB-250 Mastertone banjo from the same period but with a cast one-piece resonator flange. Thanks to the heavy laminated shell and 20-hole flathead tone ring, it has that classic Mastertone sound with great playability. Original frets have very little wear, the tuners work well and the sliding Shubb 5th string capo allows you to easily play in almost any key. For under $500 it's a bargain in terms of tone and function.

stock no. 57098

ModelPro Mastertone-Style 5 String
Nut width1 1/*'
Scale length26 3/8"
Fretboard MaterialRosewood
Neck materialMahogany
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial Nonsn
Diameter11"