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Barnes & Mullins BJ350G 'Albert' Open Back Banjo

BJ350G

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$809.00
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Barnes & Mullins BJ350G Albert Open Back Banjo

The "Albert" open back 5-string banjo from Barnes & Mullins is an authentic 'old-time' banjo. Unlike more commonly used bluegrass banjos, open back models produce a noticeably quieter sound than their resonator-equipped, louder siblings. Offering excellent sound & great looks to match, the BJ350G has mother of pearl inlays on the fingerboard & headstock.

 

Who is this banjo for?

This B&M ‘Albert’ 5-string open back banjo is – like all open back banjos – a great choice for ‘Clawhammer’ players. Clawhammer playing employs a percussive technique where the index or middle fingers are used to strike the strings rather than finger picks – with the hand in a ‘claw’ shape.

This technique naturally produces a softer sound that is complimented perfectly by an open back instrument as it is quieter and more subdued tonally as some of the sound escapes through the back towards the player.

Common 5-string banjo tunings

G, D, G, B, D - Open G
G, C, G, B, D - C Tuning / Drop C

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Style: 5-String Open Back
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Maple with Ovangkol Tip
  • Fingerboard: Ovangkol
  • Rim: Walnut
  • Brackets: 18
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Patterned
  • Coordinator Rods: 2
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tailpiece: Chrome
  • Armrest: Chrome
  • Nut Width: 31mm
  • Scale Length: 670mm
  • Head: Remo Vellum
  • Machineheads: Planetary

Please Note: Specifications are subject to change at any time. Please see https://www.bandm.co.uk/ for specifications

Barnes & Mullins Origins

In 1894, Mr Albert Mullins and Mr S. Bowley Barnes started “The Jo”, their famous musical instrument journal.

Specialising in all things banjo, they soon began manufacturing their own banjos as well as importing many other instruments. The original Barnes and Mullins banjos are still sought after today, with collectors seeking them out all over the world.

Sadly in 1914 at the age of 40, Albert Mullins drowned when the ‘Empress of Ireland’ sank on the St Lawrence River. He was on the home leg of a 2 year sales trip.

Bowley Barnes continued the business thereafter, and what he had started with his partner years earlier in Bournemouth now moved to Rathbone Place, London.

In 1976, Mark Barnes – son of Bowley Barnes – moved the business to Grays Inn Road, Bloomsbury. Sadly in 1986, Mark Barnes died. He was greatly admired and respected by employees and customers alike who were quick to tell of his fair and generous nature.

In 1999, Bruce Perrin – a Director since 1986 – became Managing Director and moved the business from London to the current location – Grays Inn House – a modern 46000sqft warehouse and office facility in Oswestry, Shropshire.

Bruce Perrin says “We are excited about the future and are constantly looking at ways to innovate and evolve, yet Barnes and Mullins has always endeavoured to put the customer at the top of its priority list”.

Shipping Policy

Shipping

Direct to Consumer Delivery Policy

What GIG Guitars Does:

  • GIG Guitars will process an item for a direct to consumer order. This can be shipped to a business or residential address using either Australia Post E-Parcel or StarTrack Express or collected by a courier selected by GIG Guitars on behalf of the Purchaser.
  • GIG Guitars will provide the Consignment details to the nominated email address.

What we don’t do

GIG Guitars takes no responsibility for lost or stolen goods.

Australia Post and Star Track Express have their own policy regarding this procedure. We recommend you visit their websites at http://auspost.com.au/index.html www.startrackexpress.com.au for a better understanding of their proof of delivery policy.

  • As GIG Guitars are delivering on behalf of the purchaser, insurance of the goods is the responsibility of the purchaser. If any goods are damaged in transit, the store takes no responsible for the item and all logistics of return and it’s cost of re-supply.

If you require GIG Guitars to insure the goods on your behalf, please request this on the Purchase order for each Direct Ship order.

An additional insurance charge will be applied to the invoice.

  • All goods lost or stolen, after being left at the consumer’s premises, is not the responsibility of GIG Guitars.
  • GIG Guitars will not be responsible for following up delivery details, or any delivery discrepancies, this is the responsibility of you, the purchaser. We will only provide a consignment tracking info.

Details of your parcel can then be viewed on the Courier Website, using the Consignment number provided by GIG Guitars. If the matter cannot be resolved easily by tracking the Consignment Number from the relevant tracking Websites, GIG Guitars will endeavor to resolve it.

Return Policy

Conditions of Returns

Returnable items are subject to the following…

The product is faulty

The product is not the same product that was ordered

The product does not perform to the Manufacturers specifications

The product has been damaged in transit (please take note of all parcels immediately upon receiving from postage or courier and where possible take a photo of damage)

Items must be returned within 14 days

Items must be returned with original packaging and supplied accessories (ie; power supply, manuals)

Items must be returned as new, and free of scratches or marks

A copy of original receipt must accompany your return

You must contact the store before sending back any items

Returns may not be granted for products such as Print Music (due to Copyright Laws), Kazoos, Tin Whistles, Recorders (due to hygiene reasons)

Returns will not be granted due to a customer’s change of mind, or ordering the wrong product.

All faulty items will be directed back to suppliers for warranty assessment. This is no guarantee that a product will be replaced, repaired or refunded.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Email sales@gigguitars.com.au

Call Rico on 0488200801

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