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Gold Tone Bela Fleck Signature Series ''Missing Link'' Baritone Banjo with Case

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Bela Fleck, surely today's best-known banjoist, collaborated with Gold Tone president Wayne Rogers to design the ML-1 "Missing Link", a banjo that fills the gap between the cello banjo (tuned to G, an octave below the standard banjo) and the standard five-string. 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 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.

Key Features
• Zero Glide Nut
• Rolled Brass Tone Ring
• 3-Ply Canadian Maple Rim
• Planetary Tuners

Neck: Hard Rock Maple
Finish: Vintage Brown
Fingerboard: Ebony 5-10" Compound Radiused
Bridge: 10" Radiused Maple with Ebony Cap (7/8")
Tuners: Planetary
Inlay: Nouveau Custom
Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
Tone Ring: Bronze Sand Cast
Rim: 3-Ply Canadian Maple
Tension Hoop: Notched 24-Bracket
Binding: Black ABS
Brackets: 26
Buttons: Black
Hardware: Chrome Plated
Pickups: Optional
Tailpiece: 5-String Terminator
Resonator: 14" Maple (Convertible)
Armrest: Gold Tone Engraved
Head: 12" MC Black Remo
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Width: 1-3/8" Zero Glide Nut
Scale Length: 26-1/4"
Tuning: CGCEG
Strings: .018w .022w .030w .040w .018w
Zero Glide Installed: Yes
Weight: 9.2 lbs
Hard Case: Included
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