Epiphone MB100 Banjo

Product ID: 87837
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  • Mahogany open-back banjo with maple bridge
  • Classic Remo banjo head
  • 26.25-inch scale mahogany neck with 20th fret join
  • Rosewood fingerboard with stylish dot inlays and 1.25-inch nut
  • Premium nickel tuning machines with white buttons
  • Traditional Epiphone banjo headstock with vintage-style inlay
  • Chrome hardware as designed by Epiphone's Nashville team


The perfect traveling companion, second instrument or aspiring beginner’s banjo, the Epiphone MB100 has been constructed with the manufacturer’s renowned balance of quality and value. This is not the company’s first venture into banjo creation either, in fact far from it, (Epiphone founder) Epi Stathopoulo’s first patent was for a banjo design and it was from there he led the company to the forefront of banjo design.

Comfortable design

With its open back design, this banjo is excellent for bluegrass and string band music, as it has a high level of projection and a mellow tone. This design also makes it lighter in weight than its closed back counterparts, making it easier on the shoulder during play allowing you to concentrate more on your playing.

Precise projection and rich tone

Giving the MB100 its full, balanced tone is the combination of a mahogany body and a classic Remo banjo head, while making play effortless is a mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard sporting white dot inlays. The headstock is fitted with a set of Epiphone’s nickel tuners to ensure steadfast tuning and reliability.

The Epiphone MB100 Banjo offers a specification level that is sure to impress everyone from beginners to seasoned professionals. Made by one of the most respected names in the industry!

String Number5
Body MaterialMahogany
Neck MaterialMahogany
Nut width1.25"
Machine HeadsPremium nickel with white buttons
Posted on 02/03/2018 by My family bought me this banjo 12 months ago - I had wanted to play the banjo for almost all of my life. I am totally in love with it. I didn't post a review right away because I was new to playing and I wanted to make sure that the banjo was as good as I had hoped. Well, it is even better! It gives a beautiful, mellow sound and is reasonably loud for an open back. It looks beautiful too and as expected, is quite light. I learned to play on this banjo and now, I will never part with it - even if I do eventually upgrade. I recently purchased a closed back for around the same price, but the quality was poor and I didnt love it, so back it went! This one is an excellent beginner banjo - I'm sure most people will be as pleased with it as I am.
Posted on 17/04/2014 by Okay. So first of all. I play guitar and I recently got into the banjo. I watched a fair share of videos on YouTube and was mesmerized by the sound of the instrument and I instantly wanted to try it. I was particularly interested in the clawhammer style. So, I did my research and I decided I needed an open back - also considering that I had a low bugdet and I wasn't 100% sure I'd keep it up. I had a look at the reviews for various different brands, including the deeing and fender low end models. They just seemed slightly out of my budget and I wanted to lowest of the low but still something that would be nice enough to at least try and keep me motivated to learn.

So to cut it short I ordered this banjo and for the price I wasn't expecting a masterpiece. And of course - it isn't. However, the sound from this thing is perfect. It's loud enough and the tone is so mellow. The action is pretty high closer to the twelfth fret but it will do for a starter instrument. The bridge placing was pretty easy to do out of the box. I doubt I will ever be getting rid of this banjo, it is perfect for travelling and I can't really fault it for the price I paid. Free fast delivery was great also.

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