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Epiphone MB-100 First Pick Banjo Natural

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With mahogany neck, traditional mahogany body, and remo head, the Epiphone MB-100 First Pick Banjo generates a warm, plucky resonance that'll be an inspiration as you learn to play. Chrome hardware, g... Read More

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With mahogany neck, traditional mahogany body, and remo head, the Epiphone MB-100 First Pick Banjo generates a warm, plucky resonance that'll be an inspiration as you learn to play. Chrome hardware, genuine rosewood fretboard, and natural finish mean you'll be lookin' sharp while you kick back on the front porch.

Features
  • Mahogany neck
  • rosewood fretboard
  • Mahogany body
  • Remo head
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EpiphoneMB-100 First Pick Banjo
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

If lost I would be heartbroken, would surely buy another.

By Frank Rowe

from Boston, MA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone MB-100 First Pick Banjo:

    I'm an old guitar player. I lucked into this banjo as a free fixer-upper (missing thumb key, no strings) and got the late great Sandy of Cambridge to fix it up. It was an Epiphone, so my interest was piqued. Then I found that even after several minutes of experimenting I couldn't play it , so I leaned it in the corner with all the other stringed instruments I can't play. I was given another banjo and suddenly had a good incentive to learn. The day came when I realized my two-finger picking from parlor guitar works quite well on banjo, and suddenly something clicked. Maybe you know the feeling. Now I play this thing night and day. I love the mahogany with the matte finish, don't care that it has a guitar-style headstock. The neck down in first position is so slim that it will prove irresistible to most guitarists. Bass players too: beyond Jazz Bass! It's quite loud considering it has no resonator, which I wouldn't want anyway. And it's a people magnet. When you play this thing you get a circle of people, no matter how inept you are. Banjos are fragile. Two truss rod adjustments so far, both after travel in severe heat with no case, but no problem; with a neck about the thickness of a one-inch dowel, that's to be expected, and the adjustment takes seconds. So far this has withstood some careless and even severe treatment. As a whole, I wish I had had this banjo 50 years ago. At the listed price, this is a real bargain.

     
    5.0

    Nice banjo

    By SFODA-075

    from Llano, TX

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone MB-100 First Pick Banjo:

      A nice quality banjo to learn on

       
      4.0

      First Timer

      By shooter

      from Southern Michigan

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone MB-100 First Pick Banjo:

        great product for first timer

        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic!

        By Nicole Deyerl

        from Honolulu, HI

        Comments about Epiphone MB-100 First Pick Banjo:

        I absolutely love this banjo and would totally recommend it for a beginner. It came ready to play out of the box and was in perfect working order. I even took it to the local music shop and they said the strings looked fine (even though they were factory). It's really easy to play, you don't have to hammer down on the strings too hard to get a nice sound out.

        (19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        you will want to upgrade

        By TJ

        from eugene oregon

        Comments about Epiphone MB-100 First Pick Banjo:

        I bought this banjo about 6 months ago. It's great for learning the basics, but it won't be long before you will want to upgrade. Once you purchase it make sure that somebody who knows about banjos takes a look at it. My friend and I both bought one and both of them were set up wrong. One of them had the bridge backwards and the other one the head was not tightened all the way. The associates at my local guitar center are very knowledgable about guitars but are lacking knowledge on banjos(which is why I think that they were set up wrong) If set up right this banjo makes good music for an beginner.

        (50 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent value

        By James Cormack

        from Indianapolis

        Comments about Epiphone MB-100 First Pick Banjo:

        I bought this after reading the reviews here and at a banjo site online. I went to my local GC and I was going to buy the MB-200 but they were out of stock. I got the last MB-100 in the store, it was hanging on the wall for a while which worried me. I bought new strings but have not even put them on yet. When i got it home, I tuned it up, let the strings ring and it sound wonderful. Been playing it and doing lessons for a couple weeks now, this is definitely a good purchase for someone wanting to learn, and has very good quality sound. Very pleased!

        (29 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        WOW!

        By Wil

        from Oley, PA

        Comments about Epiphone MB-100 First Pick Banjo:

        Wow! This was my first banjo, and it really is a good buy. It plays great. If you're looking for a beginners banjo that plays great without breaking the bank, look no further.

        (51 of 60 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        AMAZING!!

        By banjo4life

        from NYC

        Comments about Epiphone MB-100 First Pick Banjo:

        i no its only 180 dollers but wow. for the the price its a very nice banjo. i did need to fix it up a little bit like sanding the bridge and adding new strings. once youve done this it plays like one of the best.

        (84 of 97 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        AWSOME!!!!!

        By Brandon

        from oralndo fl

        Comments about Epiphone MB-100 First Pick Banjo:

        bought this for my 21st birthday present and i LOVE IT.still have it and in good condition i did however lower the bridge by sanding it so the strings are closer to the frets.overall GREAT BUY for a first banjo.

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