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CEB-4

Gold Tone Cello 4-String Banjo (CEB-4)

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The 4-string cello banjo, originally used in turn-of-the-century banjo orchestras, has been redefined for the 21st century by Marcy Marxer. Tuned in 5ths (CGDA), it allows for accompaniment and lead arrangements for old time and other genres. The 14” body is loud and the brass tone ring extends its punchy tone. The shortened scale makes fingering easy. Comes with high-tension nylon strings designed for this scale. Mandolin, cello, violin and viola players can use their familiar fingering patterns on the CEB-4 lending a new tone to all styles of music. Includes Hardshell Case

Marcy Marxer signature model. The 4 string cello banjo, originally used in turn of the century banjo orchestras, has been redefined in this decade by the playing style of Marcy Marxer. Tuned in 5ths it allows accompaniment and lead arrangements for not only old time but most all genres of music. Plus string gauges may be changed for low octave playing of any four stringed instrument The 14” body is very loud and the brass tone ring extends its punchy tone. The 24 3/4″ scale makes fingering easy. It uses nylon high tension classical strings. Mandolinists, cello, violin or viola players can finger immediately, lending a new tone to all styles of music.  The CEB4 is setup and tuned to CGDA using the CES4 strings

WOODS

Neck

Maple, Double Coordinator Rods

Bridge

Maple/Ebony Cap compensated

Fingerboard

Ebony

RIm

14" Pot, 3 ply rim

FINISHING TOUCHES

PARTS & HARDWARE

Fingerboard Inlay

Weymann Vintage

Neck Binding

Crème Ceuloid

Wood Finish

Vintage Mahogany

Body Binding

Crème Ceuloid

Headstock Inlay

Weymann Vintage

 


OTHER FEATURES & OPTIONS

Nut

Bone

Plating

Nickel

Tuners

Square Covered Style Guitar

Strings

Nylon, Classical Guitar: "CES4"

Armrest

Paramount Style

Tone Ring

Brass Ring

Tailpiece

Adjustable Straight line

 

DIMENSIONS

Scale

24-3/4"

Weight

8 lbs.

Nut Width

40mm

Frets

Medium

Head Size

14" Remo Renaissance / Fiberskyn High Collar

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    12/02/2016
    Douglas M.

    Gold Tone 4- String Cello Banjo (CEB-4)

    As a 'cellist who also loves the tenor banjo, I was intrigued by this instrument. I had to give it a try, and I'm thrilled with it! Here are my thoughts. First, the instrument. The CEB-4 plays beautifully across the entire range of the instrument. I'm experimenting with different picks to find just the right sound. I find the scale of the fingerboard to be very close to that of my Jay Haida cello. The same fingerings work comfortably on both. It has a wonderful "voice" that corresponds to a regular cello, the human voice of an orchestra's string section. It is nicely crafted, solid, a quality piece of work, and I look forward to many years of music making with it. It's just so much fun to play, it's been hard for me to put it down! Also, it comes with a gorgeous hard shell case. Now, for my dealings with Banjo Studio. I can't praise the service highly enough! David has been a joy to work with, from the moment I called him and asked why I should buy this instrument from him instead of online. His response was, "Because we're banjo people." Spot on! He made sure that the set-up was right, down to fixing a rattle he heard before shipping it to me. Then, he worked with me on the delivery date. I couldn't be more pleased. This is customer service of the highest level. I hope to eventually "trade up" my beginner level tenor, and you can bet that I'll be talking with David first. 5 stars all around!

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      DM
      12/02/2016
      Douglas M.

      Gold Tone 4- String Cello Banjo (CEB-4)

      As a 'cellist who also loves the tenor banjo, I was intrigued by this instrument. I had to give it a try, and I'm thrilled with it! Here are my thoughts. First, the instrument. The CEB-4 plays beautifully across the entire range of the instrument. I'm experimenting with different picks to find just the right sound. I find the scale of the fingerboard to be very close to that of my Jay Haida cello. The same fingerings work comfortably on both. It has a wonderful "voice" that corresponds to a regular cello, the human voice of an orchestra's string section. It is nicely crafted, solid, a quality piece of work, and I look forward to many years of music making with it. It's just so much fun to play, it's been hard for me to put it down! Also, it comes with a gorgeous hard shell case. Now, for my dealings with Banjo Studio. I can't praise the service highly enough! David has been a joy to work with, from the moment I called him and asked why I should buy this instrument from him instead of online. His response was, "Because we're banjo people." Spot on! He made sure that the set-up was right, down to fixing a rattle he heard before shipping it to me. Then, he worked with me on the delivery date. I couldn't be more pleased. This is customer service of the highest level. I hope to eventually "trade up" my beginner level tenor, and you can bet that I'll be talking with David first. 5 stars all around!

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