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Epiphone MB-250 Banjo  

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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

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

         
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        4.8

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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 "GIBSO...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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        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.

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        (2 of 4 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

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        (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.

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        (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.

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        (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.

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        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.

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        5.0

        Incredible Value

        By Money Grubbin Glory Grabber

        from Baton Rouge, La.

        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.

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        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.

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        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.

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        4.0

        Sounds like a Deering Boston

        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.

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