Posted by: Paul Roberts | August 11, 2015

New Gold Tone CEB-5 five string Cello Banjo for sale at

A Message from Wayne A. Rogers, President and Founder,

Gold Tone Banjo Company

“Gold Tone Cello Banjos are a unique new production instrument resurrected from the days of the banjo orchestra. The pros love them: Bela Fleck, Tony Trishka, Bob Carlin, Marcy Marxer, Cathy Moore, Mary Cox plus many more. Cello Banjos easily fit into ensemble music or can be played solo.

Occasionally, a Gold Tone dealer takes a special interest in a particular product and gives it his all. Paul Roberts of has set up his site featuring our cello banjos and has provided history, interviews, playing techniques, collections of music and videos, and a wealth of information on the specifications. If you’re interested in learning more about cello banjos, visit and talk to Paul who is an authority on this special instrument.”

Paul RobertsCEB-5 
The 5 string cello banjo, originally used in turn of the century banjo orchestras, has been redefined in this Gold Tone model. Great for classical style, but also may be tuned 1 octave lower in a variety of tunings and played by any banjoist for unique voicings, lead, lines and accompaniments. The 14” body is very loud and the brass tone ring extends its punchy tone. The shortened scale makes fingering easy. It uses nylon high tension classical strings. Includes deluxe archtop hard shell case.

Check out some of these YouTube Videos on the CEB-5 and be sure to notice the versatility.

Video of Cathy Moore- Cello Banjo Sampler with Gold Tone CEB-5 cello banjo

“Cello banjos have enchanted me. The day I received my Gold Tone CEB-4 and CEB-5 I played them for hours. When I woke up the next morning, I had a pleasant sensation; it was as though the warm tones and vibrations were still coursing through my body. I feel there are limitless musical directions I can go with cello banjos. On the 5-string, I enjoy clawhammer, three-finger picking and creative finger-style. On the 4-string, I play everything from Celtic to Renaissance and Middle Eastern tunes (anything you can play on a mandolin). One of the marvelous things about these instruments is that they have a distinctly different sound from what I previously would have associated with a banjo. Playing them is easy – the nylon strings feel good and yield a distinctive charm to the tone.” Paul Roberts – Cello Banjo Specialist 

list price – $1,629 our price $1,221.75 includes Free Shipping & Deluxe Hardshell Case 

Sincerely yours,

Wayne A. Rogers



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