The Barnes and Mullins Empress BJ500BW 5 String Banjo is a truly beautiful sounding and looking banjo. Since Barnes and Mullins use burl figured walnut on the resonator and walnut on the neck you have a banjo that looks like a real vintage instrument. In addition the chrome detailing and the rolled brass tone ring furthermore create this illusion, yet the BJ500BW is a modern day manufactured banjo. The 5 string banjo is great for playing any musical style you could want including, country, folk, bluegrass and jazz.
Barnes and Mullins created the Empress BJ500BW in memory of the RMS Empress of Ireland steam ship. This sank on Canada's St Lawrence River in May 1914 with the loss of over 1000 lives. Consequently Barnes and Mullins created a beautiful musical tribute to all the lives lost that day, including Mr Albert Mullins.
What we say about the BJ500BW
The Empress 5 String Banjo is a truly beautiful looking and sounding banjo. As a result of Barnes and Mullins skillful craftsmanship, you can finally own a wonderful instrument without breaking the bank.