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Barnes & Mullins BJ500M Troubadour 5-String Banjo

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$1,862.00
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$2,099.00
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BJ500M

Barnes & Mullins BJ500M Troubadour 5 String Banjo

Pay tribute to the heritage of Barnes & Mullins banjos with the Barnes & Mullins BJ500M Troubadour 5 String Banjo. Named after the monthly magazine published by Barnes & Mullins in 1895, the BJ500M ‘Troubadour’ 5 string banjo combines outstanding quality with a unique and striking appearance. This 5 string banjo features an ‘antique’ appearance with a patterned tone ring and flange. A low action and quick neck make this banjo a joy to play. It features a stunning closed back burl maple resonator, which delivers an authentic, punchy bluegrass tone that sounds as great as this banjo looks. The resonator is matched by a hard maple neck and maple laminate rim. Geared machine heads ensure improved tuning stability. The BJ500M also features a rolled brass tone ring to improve the volume and projection of the instrument. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you should definitely check out the BJ500M.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Neck: Hard Maple
  • Resonator: Burl Maple
  • Fingerboard: Ovangkol
  • Rim: Maple Laminate
  • Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
  • Brackets: 24
  • Hardware: Antique Gold
  • Head: Remo Renaissance
  • Machineheads: Geared, Planetary Style

Please Note: Specifications are subject to change at any time.

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 and Returns

    Shipping & Returns

    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.

    Returns

    We are not required to provide a refund or replacement if you change your mind. But you can choose a refund or exchange if an item has a major problem.

    This is when the item:

    • has a problem that would have stopped someone from buying the item if they had known about it
    • is unsafe
    • is significantly different from the sample or description
    • doesn’t do what we said it would, or what you asked for and can’t be easily fixed.

    Alternatively, you can choose to keep the item and we will compensate you for any drop in value. If the problem is not major, we will repair the item within a reasonable time. If it is not repaired in a reasonable time you can choose a refund or replacement.

    • Lost Gift Vouchers will not be refunded but should be able to be redeemed should you loose your physical voucher

    Please keep your proof of purchase – e.g. your receipt.

    Conditions of Returns

    Returnable items are subject to the following…

    • The product is faulty
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    • Items must be returned within 7 days
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    • 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

    Barnes & Mullins BJ500M Troubadour 5-String Banjo
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    Barnes & Mullins BJ500M Troubadour 5-String Banjo
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    Barnes & Mullins BJ500M Troubadour 5-String Banjo
    Barnes & Mullins BJ500M Troubadour 5-String Banjo
    Description

    Barnes & Mullins BJ500M Troubadour 5 String Banjo

    Pay tribute to the heritage of Barnes & Mullins banjos with the Barnes & Mullins BJ500M Troubadour 5 String Banjo. Named after the monthly magazine published by Barnes & Mullins in 1895, the BJ500M ‘Troubadour’ 5 string banjo combines outstanding quality with a unique and striking appearance. This 5 string banjo features an ‘antique’ appearance with a patterned tone ring and flange. A low action and quick neck make this banjo a joy to play. It features a stunning closed back burl maple resonator, which delivers an authentic, punchy bluegrass tone that sounds as great as this banjo looks. The resonator is matched by a hard maple neck and maple laminate rim. Geared machine heads ensure improved tuning stability. The BJ500M also features a rolled brass tone ring to improve the volume and projection of the instrument. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you should definitely check out the BJ500M.

    SPECIFICATIONS:

    • Neck: Hard Maple
    • Resonator: Burl Maple
    • Fingerboard: Ovangkol
    • Rim: Maple Laminate
    • Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
    • Brackets: 24
    • Hardware: Antique Gold
    • Head: Remo Renaissance
    • Machineheads: Geared, Planetary Style

    Please Note: Specifications are subject to change at any time.

    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”.