Gold Tone ES-Banjitar Electric 6 String Electric Banjo Guitar
Following the success of the Gold Tone Banjitar line, requests were made for an on-stage solid body 6-string banjo played like a guitar. The ES-Banjitar, like a normal banjo, has extremely fast response compared to a regular electric. Hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides are accomplished with incredible ease. Even unplugged, the ES-Banjitar has an excellent banjo tone due to the hollow sound chamber within the body. This instrument is great for country music, blues, jazz, or any style where a banjo tone is desired without the need for learning the traditional 5-string banjo. Only a few years ago, a 6-string banjo would have been considered a 'cheater' banjo for guitarists, but today it is well accepted as its own instruments and you will hear the 6-string banjo in many genres of popular music!
The ES-Banjitar features an 8” tone ring and banjo head, dual pickup configuration with a single coil at the bridge position and a hidden humbucking pickup beneath the banjo head, volume and tone controls, Straightline tailpiece, mahogany body, maple neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, and low string action. The ES-Banjitar has a scale length of 25-1/2” and uses standard ball-end guitar strings. Final assembly and complete setup performed at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida.
Neck: Hard Rock Canadian Maple with 2-Way Adjustable Truss Rod