The MB-100 "First Pick" banjo is the perfect starter or travel 5 –String banjo because of its lightweight open-back design and friendly price tag.
Pioneer Spirit: The Epiphone Company was a pioneer in the development of the American banjo, obtaining the first banjo patent in the United States in 1917, at the dawn of the banjo’s impressive popularity during the first decades of the 20th Century and burgeoning Jazz age. In fact, vintage Epiphone banjos are very valuable and highly sought after by collectors today as they are considered among the finest instruments in history.
Easy Translation: The MB-100 offers a fun, economical banjo that draws on the century’s-worth banjo-making experience of Epiphone and results in a quality instrument, still made with great care. This addictive banjo plays like a real banjo because it is designed by banjo experts. It is remarkably loud for its slightly smaller open-back body and has a nice, crisp banjo tone. The playability also comes from the fact that it still has a full-scale neck. So if you are a seasoned player just seeking fun, the “feel” will be familiar to you yet it is MUCH lighter than a banjo with full traditional construction.
Simple Fun Made Right: The Epiphone MB-100 features a quality Remo® banjo head, Mahogany body/tone ring and neck in a Natural Satin finish. It also has a Rosewood fingerboard, traditional floating Rosewood bridge, and Chrome hardware. This 5-String joy comes strung with quality steel banjo strings so it’s ready to ROLL as soon as you pick it up.