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Epiphone MB-250 Banjo

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The Epiphone MB-250 Banjo boasts luminous chrome hardware, white body and neck binding. The intricate inlay work on the headstock and rosewood finger...Click To Read More About This Product

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A bluegrass beauty that reflects its Gibson heritage.

The Epiphone MB-250 Banjo boasts luminous chrome hardware, white body and neck binding. The intricate inlay work on the headstock and rosewood fingerboard make this banjo hotter than a 2-dollar pistol. Mahogany neck, maple body, and U.S. Remo head project a strong, clear sound. 26-1/4" scale. 1-1/4" nut width.

FEATURES
  • Chrome hardware
  • Maghogany neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Maple body
  • U.S. Remo head
  • 26-1/4" scale
  • 1-1/4" nut width

It's an excellent instrument, that'll serve you through miles of musical travels. Order today.

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4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

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Epiphone MB250

I received this banjo about 3 weeks ago. The firstone did not have the 5th string peg installed correctly. I called Gibson they said they was sorry please return it to Musicians Friend for...Read complete review

I received this banjo about 3 weeks ago. The firstone did not have the 5th string peg installed correctly. I called Gibson they said they was sorry please return it to Musicians Friend for a new one. Musisians Friend was great they sent a return label and then a replacemnt. The second one I got looked fine in the packaging. When I lifted it out the neck came off in my hand. The packages looked fine no rough handaling at all.I called Musisians Friend again and again they were great. They sent me another label and next day aired me a new one. This one was in one peice finally. I had to get some serious setup on it but, it plays and sounds nice. None of this was Musicians Friends fault They Rock. Gibson has some serious quality issues with Epiphone though.

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not as pictured, but still good

good banjo
it is a good banjo, i'll start with that.
but not as pictured.
the picture shows a epiphone mb-250 with the trust rod cover saying...Read complete review

good banjo
it is a good banjo, i'll start with that.
but not as pictured.
the picture shows a epiphone mb-250 with the trust rod cover saying "GIBSON" the way they sent me just has a epiphone "E" on it. not as impressive.
as well on the neck, the one they have pictured has the pearl inlay block that reads " masterbuilt"
the one they sent me says "EPIPHONE"
also in the picture it has a bone insert bridge.
i got a bridge with no bone and a chip of wood missing from the foot.
buyer beware! this banjo needs serious set up

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(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

not as pictured, but still good

By aaron herndon

from oklahoma

good banjo
it is a good banjo, i'll start with that.
but not as pictured.
the picture shows a epiphone mb-250 with the trust rod cover saying "GIBSON" the way they sent me just has a epiphone "E" on it. not as impressive.
as well on the neck, the one they have pictured has the pearl inlay block that reads " masterbuilt"
the one they sent me says "EPIPHONE"
also in the picture it has a bone insert bridge.
i got a bridge with no bone and a chip of wood missing from the foot.
buyer beware! this banjo needs serious set up

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Long time owner

By Heyskipper

from Lake Forest, CA

I bought this banjo ten years ago and have been playing it ever since. It is sturdy, has great volume, and is a pleasure to play and listen to. Unless you are a professional stage musician, or even if you are, you can't go wrong with this banjo for the money.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Epiphone MB250

By ttaulbee

from Eaton, OH.

I received this banjo about 3 weeks ago. The firstone did not have the 5th string peg installed correctly. I called Gibson they said they was sorry please return it to Musicians Friend for a new one. Musisians Friend was great they sent a return label and then a replacemnt. The second one I got looked fine in the packaging. When I lifted it out the neck came off in my hand. The packages looked fine no rough handaling at all.I called Musisians Friend again and again they were great. They sent me another label and next day aired me a new one. This one was in one peice finally. I had to get some serious setup on it but, it plays and sounds nice. None of this was Musicians Friends fault They Rock. Gibson has some serious quality issues with Epiphone though.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Banjo... period

By Ivan-IlAcv

from Pacific Northwest

Bought the banjo as "4" no returns allowed with a crack in the heel. Once repaired the banjo keeps sounding better and better. Thank you Epiphone for a great banjo. I play open back, both clawhammer and finger picking and it has a full range of sounds, great trebble bass sound and bright if it needs to be. Would buy again.

 
5.0

A beautiful, quality instrument.

By Lost Canyon Rambler

from Greeley, CO

Really a fine bluegrass banjo for the money. A beautiful, quality instrument.

 
5.0

Some banjo

By bonatkinson02

from newark, OH

With a little modifcation like upgraded bridge tail piece, and a good set up it will play with the best of them.

 
4.0

Sounds like a Deering Boston

By Adam McCabe

from VT

I just picked one of these up, I was looking for a new banjo to replace my $140 open back johnson, and wanted a new one that I could play in parking lots and festivals without feeling bad about it being ruined. The best part about it is the sound it produces for the cost you pay for it, it sounds like a Deering Boston, except that it is foreign made (thus cheaper) and lacks a few features. The most noticable feature is that the pegs didn't seem to be geared, so its slightly tricky tuning them if you are used to geared pegs. For its cost the sound it produces is amazing.

 
5.0

Aussie Banjo Player from Down Under

By Picker-mw8Yv

from Perth Australia

Third banjo I have owned [Washburn and Gibson before this one]. This one is far better quality and plays as well as the old Gibson I had. A great valued instrument that plays well and sounds great.

 
5.0

Great banjo for the price, I love it.

By Robman

from Taylors, SC

I received my first one broken. Mahogany neck snapped during shipment. Was not packaged well. Should be sent with a case, or in a box w/wooden bracing. I shipped it back and got another one in perfect condition 2 wks. later. Great banjo!

 
5.0

Learning it right

By Billipo

from Murfreesboro, Tn

I bought this banjo at the beginning of this year and have enjoyed the tone and playability of it every time I pick it up. This is my first banjo so I don't know everything about them but I'm glad I got a quality banjo to begin.

 
5.0

Sounds great, has high definition sound

By JLjx54p6T

from Montrose, WV

Sounds great, has high definition sound - a real bluegrass beauty.

 
5.0

Better than expected

By pedalsteel5363

from Beacon, NY

I bought the MB-250 two days ago,and I have been very pleased with the tone and quick action. I like this banjo more than my Vega Pro 11 from 1971.

 
5.0

MB-250 Banjo

By David Campen

from California

This banjo is solidly built with great finish work and sounds great. I'm going have years of enjoyment with it. In addition Musician's Friend was great to work with
Solid, well built with great finish work
I bought this unit used and Musician's Friend said it had a few scratches but was otherwise in great shape. I was quite pleased when I recieved the banjo as I could find no scratches of any significance and it was otherise in perfect shape. The sound was rich and a big step up from my previous banjo.

 
4.0

Very nice sounding instrument

By Jezzro

from Sneedville,Tn

I got a 90's model MB-250 Very Nice musical Instument for price has really good tone especially If you have the head tightened up on it,plays easier than other instruments, Definitely a nice instrument to own!

 
5.0

Great Instrument

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I currently own the Mb 250 Its one of the best for its price real good tone all the way up the neck.Has a really good tone especially since I tighten the head up on it and added a moon bridge,Definatley a good Banjo.

 
5.0

can't go wrong

By dr003

from CA

I've played the banjo for over 30 years - you can't go wrong with this banjo. Even if you're just starting, buy quality. The lessor banjos don't have the sound and you'll be dissappointed.

 
5.0

Holy Smokes

By Dr. Will-XT-kh

from Penticton, Canada

After years of procrastinating, I finally decided to purchase a banjo. I had no idea...the music center where I bought my RB250 recommended this instrument. After a minor factory flaw with the screws in the resonater, the music center refused to repair this instrument and promptly and quickly ordered a BRAND NEW Epiphone banjo for me. My music mentor commented that this was "probably the best banjo, since it is produced by Gibson, for quality sound and play-ability. I just LOVE this banjo.

 
5.0

Incredible Value

By Money Grubbin Glory Grabber

from Baton Rouge, La.

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I'm not the only one impressed with this banjo. Even seasoned players can't believe the sound and craftsmanship for the money. If you're considering trying the banjo, and don't want to waste money on a second-rate instrument, then you can't go wrong with this one.

 
5.0

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By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought this banjo to learn to play. It is a beautiful, well-built instrument. Has a great sound comparable to more expensive instruments.

 
5.0

Very good banjo for the price.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

It's a very good banjo for the awesome price. In my opinion, it is just a poor man's Gibson. I really like the tone of the banjo, not to mention the pretty head and fretboard inlay. I really appreciate your company because I'm not a wealthly man, you make it alot easier on me to advance in my musical talent, thank you!

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