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Pilgrim VPB05T Celtic Dawn Model 1 Open Back Short Scale Banjo


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  • Reinforced walnut shell creates a sparkling timbre
  • Open-back design combines deep low-end and sparkling high-end
  • Remo weatherking fibreskyn head produces a bright and responsive delivery
  • Reliable walnut neck guarantees a sturdy playing feel
  • 17-fret rosewood fingerboard with star position inlays
  • High quality hardware appointments including geared tuning machines
  • Highly versatile instrument that can be used across many different genres of music
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The Pilgrim VPB05T Celtic Dawn Model 1 Open Back Short Scale Banjo combines exceptional build quality and sublime playability to create a professional quality instrument that is a dream for any player. Whether you're hitting a local session, taking to the studio, or recording your next album, the VPB05T offers a tonal versatility that is infused with warmth that will leave you speechless. The team at Pilgrim has gone to every effort to craft an open-back banjo that will be the envy of all others, and with this beauty in your hands you won't be disappointed.


The open-back design of the VPB05T is composed of a solid walnut shell, which is reinforced around the rim to create a tonal depth in the mid to low-end that is swimming with richness. The beauty of model is that you don't lose any of the warm undertones in the timbre that is produced, which creates a tonal palette to play with that is the stuff dreams are made of. By employing a solid tonewood, Pilgrim has guaranteed that the VPB05T will only improve with age, maturity exquisitely the more that it is played to create a truly unique timbre over time. The walnut is resilient and stands up well to anything you can throw at it, whilst the natural resonance of the wood gives it a dynamic and expressive output.

There are 24 brackets that surround the shell, making a secure fit for the Remo Weatherking Fibreskyn head, which then establishes a brilliant projection to give a crisp twang with each note that is played. The brightness produced by the head is articulate without overpowering the timbre of the walnut, giving you the best of both worlds. The Fibreskyn head has been chosen specially by Pilgrim thanks to its measured articulation across the frequency range, complementing the wide frequency response offered by the VPB05T.


Fitted to the body is a walnut neck, which guarantees a sturdy playing feel without feeling cumbersome, whilst the slim profile allows you to play freely. Paired with the walnut neck is a luxurious rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 17-frets that are adorned with star position inlays to guide your way in style. The neck and fingerboard partnership provides a supportive and reassuring playing experience that will see you through the longest of gigs, and the short-scale design means that players of all ages and levels of ability can play with ease.


The Pilgrim VPB05T features geared tuning machines that allow you to smoothly adjust the strings, and maintains secure hold during performances. The nut at the top of the headstock aids in maintaining consistent string tension, whilst the adjustable tailpiece allows you to adjust the string tension to access a range of different tonal voicings, from snappy and taught for greater attack, or looser and slack for greater emphasis in the mid to low-end. However you choose to play, you can rest assured that intonation and sustain is optimised across each string.

The Pilgrim VPB05T Celtic Dawn Model 1 Open Back Short Scale Banjo delivers professional quality at a price that everyone can take advantage of. If you're looking for a partner for life, then this is the banjo you've been looking for.

Model VPB05T Celtic Dawn Model 1 Open Back Short Scale Banjo
Heel MaterialRosewood
Neck MaterialWalnut
Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
Head Remo Weatherking Fibreskyn
Tuners Geared
Brackets 24
No. of Frets17
Position Inlays Star
Body FinishNatural
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