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