The Gold Tone Maple Mountain MM 150LN Long Neck Banjo is perfect for playing in the styles of the Kingston Trio, Pete Seeger and other 60's folk music groups.
Long Neck banjos are tuned to Open E tuning rather than the standard Open G tuning on normal length 5-string banjos. This gives you a unique awesome sound and you can easily capo to the 3rd fret and play in standard G tuning on a long neck banjo. In Open E, everything is played the same as standard Open G tuning, it only changes the key, not the technique used to play.
We can install 5th string Capo spikes on the best frets for using a capo on a long neck banjo. Its tricky because the 5th string peg on a long neck is located on the 8th fret, not the 5th fret like a normal length 5-string banjo.
It includes a tradition heel cut, no-knot tailpiece, and Vega-style armrest. The White Ladye tone ring provides a loud plunky tone preferred by old timey players.
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Along with the strict quality control that Goldtone is known for and the banjos being checked very carefully before being shipped, each banjo is given a 12 point inspection, full head tuning, setup and will arrive tuned and ready to play
On a Long Neck Banjo, the 5th string peg is actually located at the 8th fret, not the 5th fret, and tuned to E not G.
This makes the most common frets for capo spikes on a long neck: 11 for the key of G, 13 for A and 15 for B. Since the long neck is positioned at the 8th fret and tuned to E, it's up 3 for G, up 5 for A, up 7 for B.
Even though I prefer or normally recommend the capo spikes over the 5th string sliding capo on a standard length 5-string banjo, the sliding 5th string capos can be pretty practical on a long neck, you can put that anywhere for any key or tuning configuration. We can install those too.
Both are listed in the options below.
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