Marcy Marxer signature model. The 4 string cello banjo, originally used in turn of the century banjo orchestras, has been redefined in this decade by the playing style of Marcy Marxer. Tuned in 5ths it allows accompaniment and lead arrangements for not only old time but most all genres of music. Plus string gauges may be changed for low octave playing of any four stringed instrument The 14” body is very loud and the brass tone ring extends its punchy tone. The shortened scale makes fingering easy. It uses nylon high tension classical strings. Mandolinists, cello, violin or viola players can finger immediately, lending a new tone to all styles of music. The CEB4 is setup and tuned to CGDA using the CES4 strings.
As Seen in the December 2009 issue of Banjo Newsletter.
Name key is (L to R): Tony Trischka, Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten, Abigail Washburn, Rick Sampson, Mike Keys, Cathy Moore, Bill Evans, Wayne Rogers, Marcy Marxer, Curly Miller, Chuck Levy, Paul Roberts, Bob Carlin, Tim O'Brien, Leonard Podolak, and Mary Cox.
Be sure to check out some of the YouTube Videos we have come across and be sure to notice the versatility. Enjoy!
Cello Banjo Blues
O Carrolan’s Draught
Angeline the Baker
Johnny Don’t Get Drunk
Lady Hammond’s Alman
All in the Garden Green
Cello Banjo Critique
Cello Banjo Critique, Pt. 2
Cello Banjo Critique, Pt. 3
|Neck||Maple, Double Coordinator Rods||Resonator||Maple/Ebony Cap compensated|
|Wood Finish||Vintage Mahogany||Fingerboard Inlay||Weymann Vintage|
|Headstock Inlay||Weymann Vintage||Neck Binding||Creme Ceuloid|
|Body Binding||Creme Celuloid|
Parts & Hardware
|Nut||Bone||Tuners||Square Covered Style Guitar|
|Tailpiece||Adjustable Straight Line||Tone Ring||Brass Ring|
|Strings||Nylon, High Tension Classical Guitar 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd||Rim||Maple 14" Pot, 3 ply rim|
|Plating||Nickel||Arm Rest||Paramount Style|
Other Features & Options
|Case Options||Deluxe Arch Case included|
|Scale||24 3/4"||Weight||8 lbs|
|Head Size||14" Remo Renaissance / Fiberskyn High Collar|
Suggested Retail Price: $1,500.00