About this banjo
A complete package designed for the novice clawhammer picker, The Gold Tone CC-OTA has everything you need to start thumping that head. The Remo Fiberskyn head itself is mounted on a sweet banjo with a half-inch-thick maple rim topped with a rolled-brass hoop (very Old Timey). The comfy maple A-scale neck (tuned two frets higher than the standard G banjo) has a rosewood fretboard complete with scoop, and both the neck and the rim wear a rich brown satin finish. Other furnishings include a No Knot tailpiece, a Vega-style armrest, and vintage Fairbanks-style headstock shape. All of this works in complete harmony courtesy of the Gold Tone pro-luthier setup in good old Florida. A gig bag, a banjo strap, a seventh-fret fifth-string spike and the popular Bob Carlin instructional DVD complete this all-inclusive starter solution. Available as left-handed model.
- Neck: Maple
- Finish: Vintage Brown Satin
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
- Tuners: Sealed Guitar-Style
- Inlay: Dot & Star
- Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
- Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
- Rim: Multi-Ply Maple
- Tension Hoop: Flat Bar
- Binding: Black ABS
- Brackets: 18
- Buttons: B-Style
- Hardware: Chrome Plated
- Pickups: Optional
- Tailpiece: No-Knot
- Armrest: Vega-Style
- Head: 11″ LC Fiberskyn
- Number of Frets: 16
- Nut Width: 1-3/16″ Bone
- Scale Length: 23-9/16″
- Weight: 5.5 lbs.
- Tuning: GDGBD
- Strings: .011, .024w, .016, .013, .011
- Option 1: SMP+ P
- Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup
- Hard Case: HDTR15-M
- Bag: Included
- Left-Handed Available: Yes
Bonuses When You Buy From Banjo.com
FREE PROFESSIONAL SETUP
Every banjo is carefully setup before shipping saving you from the "some assembly required" hassle.
*FREE RAILROAD SPIKES
Also know as the 5th string capo, we recommend installing spikes on the 7th & 9th frets. This is a free service we include for all 5-string banjo purchases.
FREE STARTER PACK
Start pickin' the day your banjo arrives. We include: DVD, strap, tuner, and picks.
FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING
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Prior to being shipped, we carefully inspect and test every banjo. If you have any issues with your banjo, call us and and we will help.
*We can add these as a free service when you purchase a banjo from us. When you add this banjo to your cart just select that you want the capos. What is this? When you use a standard capo on your banjo fretboard, fretting strings 1 through 4, you’ll need to capo the 5th string separately. The 5th string starts at the 5th fret. If your standard capo is on the 2nd fret, you also need to capo the 5th string two frets higher, at the 7th fret. We recommend installing railroad spike capos on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). We install them on the fretboard just under the 5th string, an idea that was developed and used by Earl Scruggs himself. We use them, and so do most of the professional players we know. When you’re playing, you don’t really notice the spikes because they’re out of the way, but they’re always there when you need them. Simply slide the 5th string under the spike. When you’re done, slide it out.
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