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The Epiphone Mastertone Bowtie Open Back banjo lets you craft classic banjo tones with vintage-inspired style. Inspired by 1950s Gibson designs, this banjo features a 26.4" layered mahogany neck and laurel fingerboard with 22 frets for comfortable playability. The mahogany rim and nickel-plated tension hoop provide balanced, resonant tone. With its open back design and natural finish, this banjo looks and sounds authentic.

Crafted with Premium, Resonant Materials

The Mastertone Bowtie's construction includes a layered mahogany neck, rim and laurel fingerboard that resonate freely for rich, woody tone. The mahogany rim's layered design enhances note definition and sustain. The nickel-plated tension hoop supplies vintage-correct aesthetics and allows the 11" Remo Fiberskyn head to vibrate fully, producing warm, crisp tone with enhanced low end.

Vintage-Style appointments Capture Classic Banjo Style

With its natural finish, open-back design and mother-of-pearl bowtie fingerboard inlays, this banjo embodies 1950s banjo style. The scroll-style headstock also features mother-of-pearl Epiphone logo and crown inlays for visual interest. The Mastertone block inlay at the neck end reinforces the vintage vibe. These era-correct touches give the Mastertone Bowtie a cool retro look while highlighting its quality construction.

Versatile and Playable for All Styles

The Epiphone Mastertone Bowtie Open Back Banjo brings you vintage banjo style and sound at an affordable price. Its 22-fret neck has a comfortable satin finish and slim profile for fast fingering. The Fiberskyn head's warmth and sensitivity respond dynamically to pick or hand strikes. Overall, this banjo's blend of premium components, resonant build and era-correct design provide versatile tone and playability for banjo players of all types.

Epiphone Mastertone Bowtie Open Back Banjo Natural
Epiphone Mastertone Bowtie Open Back Banjo Natural
Epiphone Mastertone Bowtie Open Back Banjo Natural

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  • 11" open back banjo, layered mahogany, natural finish 
  • Mahogany neck, laurel fingerboard, 26.4" scale 
  • Nickel hardware, planetary tuners with pearloid buttons 
  • Includes premium gig bag, right handed orientation

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  • Shape: 11" open back banjo
  • Material: Layered mahogany
  • Top: 11" Remo Fiberskyn
  • Binding: Single ply, fretboard
  • Finish: Natural
  • Material: Mahogany
  • Profile: C
  • Nut width: 1.18"
  • Material: Laurel
  • Scale length: 26.4"
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Nut: Plastic
  • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl bowtie and mastertone block
  • Bridge: 5-string, maple with ebony cap
  • Tailpiece: Turn of the century style
  • Tuners: Planetary with pearloid button
  • Plating: Nickel
  • Case: Premium gig bag
  • Orientation: Right handed

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