Five-Star Banjo Armrest

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This sturdy original-style armrest fits a standard 24-bracket Mastertone banjo with 11" (279.40mm) diameter rim, for more comfortable playing.

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Five-Star Banjo Armrest Nickel-plated brass

Nickel-plated brass

Item # 1002
In stock, ready to ship!


3 or more $27.51
Five-Star Banjo Armrest Unplated brass

Unplated brass

Item # 1002-U
In stock, ready to ship!


3 or more $16.78
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Quantity: 20


This sturdy original-style armrest fits a standard 24-bracket Mastertone banjo with 11" (279.40mm) diameter rim, for more comfortable playing.

Made of polished one-piece brass. Also available in a polished unplated model, suitable for engraving.

Nickel-plated mounting bolt and bar included with each armrest.

Notches for bracket hooks have 1-7/16" (36.51mm) spacing. The mounting bar fits behind two bracket hooks on the banjo, and the threaded 1/4" hex bolt secures the armrest to the bar.

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Five-Star Banjo Armrest

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Good Quality, Design Not the Best

By JClay from San Fernando Valley
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, November 22, 2014

This is the pro Gibson style armrest, no doubt there, but I find it slips down. If you want it to stay up you have to crank it so tight it bends the bracket hooks. I put a rubber tape on the facing side of the metal plate and that helps. Because the attachment plate is flat, there's not a lot of contact surface where it touches the round hook. That's why you have to tighten it so much. And the plate bends, too. Once it's up it's a nice armrest. Hint, Stew Mac, make a contact plate with rounded depressions for the hooks.

Very nice finish

By Johnny Banjo from Michigan
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 19, 2013

Installation was easy and it looks great as well

Simple Elegance

By Wayne Tutzauer from Denver, CO
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I was restoring a 5 String Banjo that I had built from a Stew Mac kit back in the 70's and was worried that this armrest would not fit correctly. It fits perfectly and its simplicity is a great match for this old banjo. I experienced a bit of a challenge while attaching the armrest.. you need 3 hands.. I solved the problem by using a cardbord shim to hold the attachment bracket in place while I turned the screw.

Five Star banjo armrest

By john bange from Seattle, Wa.
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 26, 2012

like all the rest of the Five Star products, this arm rest is excellent, attractive and durable. I would not use anything else

High quality

By rob bishline from Tulsa, OK
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, September 15, 2012

These armrests have been iffy in past years, but they are as good as they can be now. Pristine plating!


(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Great product. When I received it I noticed it was nickel plated and polished on both sides top and bottom, not just the top. That shows very good quality.

cobalt armrest

By Bob Perry from cleveland,ohio,44111
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 21, 2010

I do cobalt plating of the plain brass armrest.I must first use an armrest with no pits or flaws of any kind, and is the same weight and quality of the pre-war gibson armrest. These fit the bill with very little prepping for plating and they look great.

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