Epiphone Brings Out Golden Banjo

For over 150 years, Epiphone has been a leading innovator in instrument design. By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into the future, Epiphone has set the stage for the next era of sound for present and future generations.

Epiphone Bluegrass Golden Banjo

Epiphone is proud to announce their legendary bluegrass instruments are back. High quality and accessible, these Inspired by Gibson and Inspired by Gibson Custom models are part of the Epiphone Bluegrass Collection, which recreate some of the most popular banjo and mandolin models of all time and are sure to be popular with players of all genres. The Epiphone Bluegrass Collection includes the Earl Scruggs Golden Deluxe Banjo, Mastertone Bowtie Open Back Banjo, Mastertone Classic Banjo, F5G Mandolin, Mandobird, and the F-5 Studio Mandolin are now available at Authorized Epiphone dealers worldwide, and on www.epiphone.com.

“Banjos and mandolins are a huge part of the Gibson story, so it was very important to add this new Epiphone Inspired by Gibson range of truly excellent instruments that are accessible,” says Mat Koehler, Vice President of Product at Gibson. “We are proud that the legacy is alive and well in this collection, with unrivaled quality and undeniably premium features everywhere.”

Explore the Epiphone Bluegrass Collection HERE. Watch/share the new video below as country star Charlie Worsham and rising bluegrass prodigy Wyatt Ellis (also a Gibson Generation Group-G3graduate) perform with the new Epiphone Bluegrass Collection HERE.

The Epiphone Earl Scruggs Golden Deluxe Banjo in Vintage Sunburst finish.

An Accessible Replica of the Most Sought-After Banjo of All Time, the Earl Scruggs Golden Deluxe Banjo.

Earl Scruggs is arguably the most influential banjo player in history. He popularized the three-finger banjo picking style, now called “Scruggs style,” which is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music and was highly influential on multiple genres. The Epiphone Earl Scruggs Golden Deluxe is inspired by Earl’s longtime musical companion – a rare Gibson RB-Granada Mastertone five-string that was his primary banjo from 1949, when he acquired it, up until his passing in 2012. The Epiphone Earl Scruggs Golden Deluxe Banjo features a 3-ply maple resonator with figured maple veneer, 3-ply maple rim, and gold hardware, including a gold plated armrest with Earl Scruggs-inspired engraving, a One Piece Flang, and a Mastertone-style plated Brass Tone Ring. The 26.4″ scale-figured maple neck has an ebony fretboard with 22 medium/tall frets and is adorned with the famous “Hearts and Flowers” and a Mastertone Block inlaid in mother-of-pearl. A hardshell banjo case is also included.

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