Barnes & Mullins BJ400E Rathbone 5 String Electric Banjo - Box Opened

£402.00 RRP £422.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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  • High Quality Electric Banjo
  • Mahogany Resonator & Neck
  • Mahogany Laminate Rim
  • Rolled Brass Tone Ring
  • Geared Machine Heads

Barnes & Mullins BJ400E Rathbone 5 String Electric Banjo - Box Opened


The BJ400E 'Rathbone' is named after London street Rathbone Place. It was here at the start of the 1900s that Albert Mullins and Samuel Bowley Barnes began producing some of the finest banjos ever known. The BJ400E offers players both quality and visual impact - the black Remo banjo head ensures that heads will be turned.

Please note, the box has been opened as part of our quality control inspections and as such all the seals have been broken. The item itself is brand new and has never been used.

This is a great opportunity to buy a fully functioning product at a discounted price, supplied with a one year warranty.

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Originally established in London in the early 1900s, Barnes & Mullins became one of the most famous names associated with high quality banjos. Today, the company reissues some of its most popular models. These instruments allow today's musicians to enjoy a fantastic high quality banjo at an affordable price, developed with the same expertise and attention to detail as they were over 100 years ago.

The Barnes & Mullins BJ400E 'Rathbone' 5 string banjo combines outstanding quality with a unique and striking appearance. It's the perfect instrument for a gigging banjo player - thanks to the equipped pickup you can avoid the hassle of positioning a mic in front of the banjo. A low action and quick neck make this banjo a joy to play. It features a closed back mahogany resonator to deliver an authentic, punchy bluegrass tone with a genuine Remo black banjo head. Geared machine heads ensure improved tuning stability. The BJ400E also features a rolled brass tone ring to improve the volume and projection of the instrument.

Features & Specifications

  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Resonator: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Rim: Mahogany Laminate
  • Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
  • Brackets: 24 pcs
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Head: Remo Black
  • Machineheads: Geared
  • Pickup: Equiped with 1 Volume Dial