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Mitchell MBJ200 Deluxe 5-String Banjo
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The Michell MBJ200 deluxe 5-string banjo has all the features you would expect from a premium instrument, without the premium price tag. The mahogany...Read More
The Michell MBJ200 deluxe 5-string banjo has all the features you would expect from a premium instrument, without the premium price tag. The mahogany resonator offers great tone, and the deluxe banjo style tuners ensure tuning stability. Stylish design elements include eye-catching fretboards inlay and beautiful headstock adornments.
The Mitchell MBJ200 banjo features a genuine REMO coated head, offering strength in both design and tone. The banjo's mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and maple bridge capture the rich articulation of each note, and transfers it through the body with power and definition. The mahogany rim is strong and lightweight, so you don't get too fatigued from those late-night jams.
Other appointments on the 5-string banjo include custom inlays, chrome tuners with pearloid keys, and a natural mahogany burst finish, for the classic styling of a timeless country instrument. Case sold separately.
Get the soulful sounds of the south, at a price that anyone can afford.
- Body Style: 5-string banjo
- Head: Genuine REMO coated
- Resonator: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Rim: Mahogany
- Brackets: 24
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Maple
- Inlay Pattern: Custom
- Scale Length: 26-1/4"
- Nut Width: 1-1/4"
- Tuners: Chrome with Pearloid Keys
- Premium Die-cast tuners with pearloid keys
- Custom deluxe fretboard inlays
- Genuine Remo head
- All mahogany resonator
- Case sold separately
A player-friendly banjo at a friendly price.
MBJ200 Deluxe 5-String Banjo
- Product Dimensions: 38-1/2" L X 14-1/2" W X 4-1/4" H
Product Weight: 11lb.
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Reviewed by 9 customers
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- Good Tone
I purchased a Mitchell MBJ200 Deluxe 5-String Banjo new this summer. I'm a newbie at banjo although I've been playing guitar for many years.
It plays very easily and seems to hold its tuning extremely well. I know it's not a Gibson or a Deering but it didn't cost me an arm and a leg either. It looks expensive. I had a friend listen to me play it recently. The name on the headstock was obscured by my capo. Later he asked if it was a Gibson Master-tone.
I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
- Easy To Assemble
- Good looking
- Good Tone
- Well Priced
- None so far
- All Rounder
This banjo has a fantastic sound and feels great to play. It's a big step up from my original stock Chinese banjo. It's quite beautiful and I feel I got great value for my money. It arrived undamaged and was easy to assemble, even considering I have no experience assembling banjos. The tuners are very responsive and the sound is strong.
- A Beautiful Instrument
- Good Tone
- Long Life
- Take It Anywhere
A beautiful instrument that could hardly be matched at three times the price. Tuned it up and it has hardly gone out of tune a week later. Solid, good hardware and beautiful inlays.
- Good Tone
- Missing Hardware To Attac
Looks like the banjo is very well made from high quality materials. It sounds as good as it looks. The banjo was used and the hardware to mount the armrest was missing. Musicians friend has promised to help with this and they have been very nice to work with.
- Good Tone
My wife gave me gift certificate for Musicians Friend for Christmas. Used a 20% discount and bought it for a good price. Banjo has planetary tuners, good playability, and a good sound.
If your just starting out I have learned on a guitar. Spend a few extra bucks over the cheep ones and get something with a little better quality. you will not regret it. This one would be great for that.
I am not a experiance banjo player. I am a guitar guy. I had a friend that had one and wanted to learn to play it and wanted me to give some lessons So I am learning to play it. (The online videos are a great place to start) I got the Mitchell. I am very satisfied with the quality. It is a lot heavier than the one my buddy has. Holds a tune well. after the strings stretch a little.
If you never had one like me there are some great videos on how to setup your banjo on youtube. Quality on mine was great. Very good finish and tone.
This was a great buy.
Took a bit of setup, but sounds great, plays great, looks great and makes me want to jam!
I wish it would have come with railroad spikes! Resonator is gorgeous.
Never played another banjo, but it seems like the quality is very high.
Great buy for the money.
In trying out banjos, we've tried everything from low-end to high. This Mitchell looks spectacular with it's flawless cherry-burst style mahogany body and neck, and unique inlays. The resonator on this is incredible. There's no deadness to this thing, and it projects well with a very warm tone. The hardware seems more solid than any of the banjos we've checked in this price range. A case would be nice, but as it's an over-seas made instrument, it's expected to not have one included. Better to skimp on the case than the hardware. My guess is there aren't more of these sold due to the brand name. In foreign made instruments, brand names don't define the quality of an instrument. These are comparable to banjos costing 3x as much
This is a great banjo for this, or any price range. In a blind taste test, I'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between this and the top-end banjos. Obviously one would wish it would come with a case, but nothing that comes from over-seas does (ie Epiphone, Squier, etc). Great bang for your buck, and if you spend less on a new banjo from another builder, you won't get that excellent resonator.
The materials are great, the tuners seem tight and fluid, and the resonator is fantastic. The inlays are a plus; not just the same tired old diamond inlays. All in all the features rival some of the higher priced banjos on the market.
Everything on this banjo is solid. The hardware seems better than some of the Fender or Epiphone banjos we looked at. The finish is a flawless dark cherry-burst, abd really stands out when compared to the tired old browns. There's no deadness in sound with this thing, it projects as well as a Deering, and has a great tone, not too bright thanks to the mahogany. I really can't tell the difference in the aluminum on this vs the steel on the pricier ones, and the overall feeling on material is always subjective anyway.
As far as the value goes, I would put this banjo up against any being sold far three times the price. The only way to pay less, is to get one without the resonator. My guess is people bypass these because they don't recognize the name. Let's face it, Chinese instruments are all of similar build, and the difference is in the hardware, and not what's inlayed on the headstock.