Five-Star Banjo Armrest

Five-Star Banjo Armrest

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Five-Star Banjo Armrest Nickel-plated brass

Nickel-plated brass

Item # 1002
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Five-Star Banjo Armrest Unplated brass

Unplated brass

Item # 1002-U
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Five-Star Banjo Armrest

About This Item

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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  • 4.83 average rating from 12 reviews
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5.0

Exact replacement, fits perfectly

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The armrest on my old Mastertone was showing some wear and since they aren't making them anymore, I wanted to save the original while it still had some plating left. I saw cheaper armrests on the web but I trust Stewart MacDonald - I built one of their kit banjos as a starter instrument some 30+ years ago and it turned out great. This armrest looks fine and went on easily, thanks to Wayne Tutzauer for his suggestion to use a cardboard shim to hold the mounting plate in place until you get the screw started. A business card folded in thirds lengthwise works perfectly.

5.0

Just right!

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Verified Buyer


It's an armrest! And a nice one too! Easy to mount.

5.0

Fit and finish is nice.

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Verified Buyer


Bought this for my Gretsch G9451 after measuring the distance between bracket hooks. Installed in minutes and it fits perfectly. Smooth, flaw-free finish with comfortable radius. Not much up-down range installed on this banjo, but it looks like some material can be removed from the backing nut to allow more movement if desired. It works for me as made; installed as built, it sits about 7/16" above head.

5.0

Arm rest

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Verified Buyer


nice

5.0

Replacement for Gibson RB175

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Verified Buyer


Exact match for the old armrest.

3.0

Good Quality, Design Not the Best

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Verified Buyer


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.

5.0

Very nice finish

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Verified Buyer


Installation was easy and it looks great as well

5.0

Simple Elegance

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Verified Buyer


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.

5.0

Five Star banjo armrest

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Verified Buyer


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

5.0

High quality

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Verified Buyer


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

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