Gold Tone ML-1 “MISSING LINK” BARITONE BY BÉLA FLECK wCase

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Inspired by John Hartford’s love for low-tuned banjos, Béla Fleck conceived the Missing Link Baritone Banjo.

Béla’s previous experience with the Gold Tone cello banjo brought him to Wayne Rogers. The two collaborated in the design and, after many months of experimentation and various challenges, we are ecstatic to present the ML-1!

Transpose Chart: Tranpose Chart For Baritone Banjo

To produce the lower tone with a traditional sound in the lower register, we use a 12-inch, 3-ply Maple Rim with a bronze tone ring. After beta-testing a variety of neck and bridge options, Béla signed off on the Compound Radius (5”-9”) Ebony Fingerboard attached to a Hard Rock Canadian Maple neck and a Cathedral-like radius bridge standing 7/8” over the signature black Remo head.

Jumbo frets, our exclusive “Terminator” tailpiece and our patented Zer0 Glide system complete the perfect formula for the throaty ML-1. Béla’s nouveau inlay design courses the length of the fingerboard and finishes on our C-Cut headstock. Black Binding, Black Tuner Buttons and the Black Head create a bold, autonomous look.

Neck Maple
Resonator 14" Mahogany
Fingerboard
Campound Radius: Ebony
Bridge Maple w/ Ebony Cap; Radius-3/4"
Rim 3-Ply Canadian Maple
Wood Finish Vintage Mahogany
Fingerboard Inlay Noveau
Headstock Inlay Noveau
Neck Binding Black Abs
Body Binding Black Abs
Nut ZeroGlide Bone
Tuners Master Planetary Tuners
Tone Ring Bronze Bar Style
Plating Chrome
Arm Rest Gold Tone Engraved
Strings CGCEG - .018, .038w, .028, .022, .018
Flange N/A
Tailpiece Terminator
Tension Hoop Brass; Notched 
Pickup Optional Gold Tone SMP+ Magnetic Pickup/Gold Tone ABS Clip-on Microphone System or Fishman pickup
Case Options Hard Case Included

Texas Guitar Ranch is an authorized Gold Tone dealer, and your instrument comes with full manufacturer warranty.

Product Specs
Condition: Brand New
Make: Gold Tone
Model: ML-1 “MISSING LINK” BARITONE BY BÉLA FLECK
Categories: Banjos
Made In: China