FLOOR MODEL Gold Tone Mastertone ML-1 Missing Link Bela Fleck Baritone Banjo. Includes New Gold Tone Hardshell Case.
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FLOOR MODEL Gold Tone Mastertone ML-1 Missing Link
This is a FLOOR MODEL Gold Tone Missing Link Baritone Banjo. This has been inspected and set up at the Banjo Warehouse in Atlanta Georgia.
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Béla Fleck, surely today’s best-known banjoist, has his own heroes. One of these, John Hartford, made extensive use of a low-tuned five-string banjo (a twelve-inch Farland from the 1920s) in his music. While Béla had already been playing a Gold Tone CEB-5 Cello Banjo, he felt that there should be a banjo to fill the gap between the cello banjo (tuned to G, an octave below the standard banjo) and the standard five-string. Béla collaborated with Gold Tone president Wayne Rogers over many months and after overcoming many challenges and the building of several prototypes, the ML-1 “Missing Link” came into being. 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).
This is definitely a unique banjo and after hearing this I understand why it is called the Missing Link. This is Brand New, with a New Gold Tone Case, this is properly set up and includes a Factory Warranty.
Condition and Set Up
This is a Floor Model which is essentially in new condition. The head is a new Remo Black Suede Head. This is set up well and plays great. This banjo is really a special treat.
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