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$266.00 $199.50

Proclaimed "Best in Show / MUST Stock" instrument at the 2016 Summer NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show in Nashville, Tennessee, the Gold Tone AC-1 sets the bar for an economical, well-made, great-sounding and durable beginner banjo.

$379.00 $284.25

The Plucky is a backpacker's dream weighing in at only two pounds! It can be tuned to open C (CGCEG) or open D (DADF#A) or even to standard G, by changing to strings gauged 016, .034, .024, .019, .016.


The AC-5 Resonator Banjo may stray a bit from the traditional wood body banjo design, but it packs a punch like no other and will stand up against any banjo in it's price range. The rim and resonator are molded from a composite material that is strong, consistent, and durable.


For an economy 5-string, the CC-50 outshines the competition. Our 12 point set-up ensures accurate intonation, easy fingering, and good tone. Optional resonator may be added later. Includes Padded Gig Bag


The CC-50: a great entry-level banjo from Gold Tone! For an economy 5 string, the CC-50 is a great value. Our 12 point set up ensures accurate intonation, easy fingering, and good tone.


The CC-Mini has features similar to our famous Cripple Creek series. This shorter scale banjo has a perfectly straight neck and low action to maintain consistent tuning.

$589.00 $441.75

A complete package designed to learn clawhammer style banjo, the CC-OT includes a Bob Carlin Instructional DVD, 5th-string railroad spike capo, contoured gig bag, strap, frailing scoop, electronic tuner, and "old-time" style cosmetics. Includes $129 of options and accessories!

$589.00 $441.75

A complete package designed for the novice clawhammer picker, The Gold Tone CC-OTA has everything you need to start thumping that head.


Never before has an entry level openback banjo included the features and tone of our CC-100OB. Check any competitive banjo in this price range and youll find "more bang for the buck" with Gold Tones Cripple Creek.


The MC Banjo kit is designed for the do-it-yourself craftsman. Based on our MC-150 banjo, it utilizes a vintage proven design which provides excellent tone!

$629.00 $471.75

Entry level banjos must be designed for easy learning. The Cripple Creek 50 with Resonator and guitar-style tuners is just that! We have taken our popular CC-50 model and added a full walled resonator to suit the beginning bluegrass banjo player.

$639.00 $479.25

Bob Carlin has taught hundreds of people to play Old Time banjo, so it's only logical to make his signature banjo specs available to new players by way of a Cripple Creek (CC) version.

Founded in Titusville, Florida in 1993, the company is committed to providing quality instruments at an affordable price. That means quality parts, professional design, tight-fitting assembly, and an expert set up by real musicians. Their policy is to offer "more bang for the buck" in every design and price points. Every instrument receives a 12-point setup before shipment, and verifies Gold Tone's commitment to great tone and superb playability.