Fender announces new 5-string Banjos at Namm 2015

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Fender has upgraded its 5-string banjo range to include improvements like ebony capped bridges instead of rosewood, rolled steel tone rings instead of aluminium and a host of other changes.

CT300 pack

Fender CT300 Pack

Part Number: 0965605021
Product Type: 5 String Resonator
Headstock: Vintage Concert Tone (was FB design)
Head: 11” Remo
Resonator: Multi Ply Mahogany
Rim: Multi Ply Mahogany (was Maple)
Tone Ring: None
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlays: Dot
Bridge: Ebony Capped (was rosewood capped)
Tuners: Geared
Tailpiece: Chrome Straight Pull
Coordinator: Dowel
Other: Gig Bag/Accessories

 

Concert Tone 54

Fender Concert Tone 54

Part Number: 0955615021
Product Type: 5 String Resonator
Headstock: Vintage Concert Tone (was FB design)
Head: 11”
Remo Renaissance (was Remo std)
Resonator: Multi Ply Mahogany
Rim: Multi Ply Mahogany (was aluminium)
Tone Ring: Rolled Steel (was aluminium)
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlays: Vintage CT (was snowflake)
Bridge: PT Maple/Ebony Capped (was rosewood capped)
Tuners: Geared
Tailpiece: Chrome Clamshell (was Straight Pull)
Coordinator: Dual (was single)
Other: None

 

Concert Tone 55

Fender Concert Tone 55

Part Number: 0955601021
Product Type: 5 String Resonator
Headstock: Vintage Concert Tone (was FB design)
Head: 11”
Remo Renaissance (was Remo std)
Resonator: Multi Ply Mahogany
Rim: Multi Ply Mahogany (was maple)
Tone Ring: Rolled Bell Brass (was brass)
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlays: Vintage CT (was ‘traditional’)
Bridge: PT Maple/Ebony Capped (was rosewood capped)
Tuners: Planetary 1-4, geared 5th (was all Guitar Type)
Tailpiece: Chrome Clamshell (was Straight Pull)
Coordinator: Dual (was single)
Other: None

 

Concert Tone 58

Fender Concert Tone 58

Part Number: 0955610821
Product Type: 5 String Resonator
Headstock: Vintage Concert Tone (was FB design)
Head: 11”
Remo Renaissance USA (was Remo std)
Resonator: Multi Ply Flame Maple /TS binding (was w/out binding)
Rim: Multi Ply Flame Maple (was plain maple)
Tone Ring : 40 Hole Bell Brass Flathead (was Die Cast)
Neck: 3 Piece Maple (was 1 pc maple)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlays: Vintage CT (was ‘traditional’)
Bridge: PT Maple/Ebony Capped (was rosewood capped)
Tuners: Planetary 1-4, geared 5th
Tailpiece: Chrome Clamshell
Coordinator: Dual
Other: Deluxe Hardshell Case (previously no case)

 

Concert Tone 59

Fender Concert Tone 59

Part Number: 0955600821

Product Type: 5 String Resonator
Headstock: Vintage Concert Tone (was FB design)
Head: 11”
Remo Renaissance USA (was Remo std)
Resonator: American Black Burl Walnut (was walnut)
Rim: Multi Ply Flame Maple with Walnut Stain (was plain maple)
Tone Ring : 40 Hole Bell Brass Flathead (was Brass)
Neck: 5 Piece Walnut Maple (was 3 pc Walnut)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlays: Vintage CT (was ‘traditional’)
Bridge: PT Maple/Ebony Capped (was maple/ebony capped)
Tuners: Planetary 1-4, geared 5th
Tailpiece: Chrome Clamshell
Coordinator: Dual
Other: Deluxe Hardshell Case

 

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MNJ has been writing articles, reviews and blogs for the DV online magazine for the last five years or so. Although he has been playing for longer than he cares to remember and is now officially an 'oldie', he is still mad for all things guitar related and when not busy in his studio he's learning new songs, practising bluegrass guitar, painting his house and taking his dogs out. If banished to a desert island and forced to take only one guitar he'd take a Les Paul. Actually, make that several Les Pauls, a Strat, a Tele, an ES-335, a vintage Martin and some boutique amps. Battery powered obviously.

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MNJ has been writing articles, reviews and blogs for the DV online magazine for the last five years or so. Although he has been playing for longer than he cares to remember and is now officially an 'oldie', he is still mad for all things guitar related and when not busy in his studio he's learning new songs, practising bluegrass guitar, painting his house and taking his dogs out. If banished to a desert island and forced to take only one guitar he'd take a Les Paul. Actually, make that several Les Pauls, a Strat, a Tele, an ES-335, a vintage Martin and some boutique amps. Battery powered obviously.