Cello Banjos - Nickel Plated - call for availability
A Message from Wayne A. Rogers, President and Founder,
Gold Tone Banjo Company
“Gold Tone Cello Banjos are a unique new production instrument resurrected from the days of the banjo orchestra. The pros love them: Bela Fleck, Tony Trishka, Bob Carlin, Marcy Marxer, Cathy Moore, Mary Cox plus many more. Cello Banjos easily fit into ensemble music or can be played solo.
Occasionally, a Gold Tone dealer takes a special interest in a particular product and gives it his all. Paul Roberts of BanjoCrazy.com has set up his site featuring our cello banjos and has provided history, interviews, playing techniques, collections of music and videos, and a wealth of information on the specifications. If you’re interested in learning more about cello banjos, visit BanjoCrazy.com and talk to Paul who is an authority on this special instrument.”
Wayne A. Rogers
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We sell Gold Tone Banjos
|All Cello Banjo Models and Prices||
Free Case included with most instruments
|CEB-4 Cello Banjo||Our Price - $1,125||List Price - $1,500|
|CEB-5 Cello Banjo||Our Price - $1,155||List Price - $1,540|
|Free Shipping and case on all these models in most of the US
We have them in stock now and offer friendly, knowledgeble service
Marcy Marxer Signature Model CEB-4 Gold Tone Cello Banjo
Marcy Marxer signature model. The 4 string cello banjo, originally used in turn of the century banjo orchestras, has been redefined in this decade by the playing style of Marcy Marxer. Tuned in 5ths it allows accompaniment and lead arrangements for not only old time but most all genres of music. Plus string gauges may be changed for low octave playing of any four stringed instrument The 14” body is very loud and the brass tone ring extends its punchy tone. The shortened scale makes fingering easy. It uses nylon high tension classical strings. Mandolinists, cello, violin or viola players can finger immediately, lending a new tone to all styles of music.
“These banjos have their own soulful sound,” Marcy said. “Thanks for understanding why I bonded with this instrument, and bonding with it yourself. This voice hasn't been heard for close to 100 years! When it was heard, it was barely playable. It needed to come back as a playable instrument. The Cello Banjo has been given a second chance, and this time it's working! Thank you for being part of it, Paul.”
PRICE for Gold Tone CEB-4 Marcy Marxer Signature Model 4-String Cello Banjo & Case
list $1,500 our price $1,125 includes Free Shipping & Deluxe Hardshell Case
The 5 string cello banjo, originally used in turn of the century banjo orchestras, has been redefined in this Gold Tone model. Great for classical style, but also may be tuned 1 octave lower in a variety of tunings and played by any banjoist for unique voicings, lead, lines and accompaniments. The 14” body is very loud and the brass tone ring extends its punchy tone. The shortened scale makes fingering easy. It uses nylon high tension classical strings. Includes deluxe archtop hard shell case.
Check out some of these YouTube Videos on the CEB-5 and be sure to notice the versatility.
|Video of Cathy Moore- Cello Banjo Sampler with Gold Tone CEB-5 cello banjo|
“Cello banjos have enchanted me. The day I received my Gold Tone CEB-4 and CEB-5 I played them for hours. When I woke up the next morning, I had a pleasant sensation; it was as though the warm tones and vibrations were still coursing through my body. I feel there are limitless musical directions I can go with cello banjos. On the 5-string, I enjoy clawhammer, three-finger picking and creative finger-style. On the 4-string, I play everything from Celtic to Renaissance and Middle Eastern tunes (anything you can play on a mandolin). One of the marvelous things about these instruments is that they have a distinctly different sound from what I previously would have associated with a banjo. Playing them is easy - the nylon strings feel good and yield a distinctive charm to the tone.” Paul Roberts - Cello Banjo Specialist
list price - $1,540 our price $1,155 includes Free Shipping & Deluxe Hardshell Case
Cello Banjo Articles and Interviews
|Bob Carlin talks about Gold Tone Cello Banjos with Paul Roberts something old and something new...|
|Bob Carlin - Cello Banjo History There was a big boom in banjo orchestras in the 1880’s.......|
|Marcy Marxer - Cello Banjo Pioneer Marcy Marxer has created a revival of the cello banjo...|
|Cello Banjo History (exerpt from ABF) The cello banjo became an important part of many banjo clubs ...|
|Mike Keyes - Discovering Cello Banjo Mike Keyes has adopted a Gold Tone four-string cello banjo...|
|The Old 78's and the Cello Banjo A collection of rare vintage banjos, together with old-time fiddle...|
|Cathy Moore - Creative Opportunities with the Cello Banjo|