Gold Tone AC-5 5-String Banjo

$336.75

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.

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About this Banjo

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. Whether you are new to the banjo and looking for an affordable model to get started on, or you seek the ultimate travel banjo, this banjo packs more than enough heat to echo through the hills and shine in any campfire jam!

Gold Tone brings back the high-quality, low-priced beginner Bluegrass banjo! The AC-5 combines full-range sound, super playability and outstanding durability at a price ANYONE can afford. The sound is due in no small measure to the AC-5’s modern composite shell. This strong, resonant material is light in weight but high in stiffness and trouble-free. Coupled with the maple resonator back, the AC-5 produces a punchy fourth-string bark and clear ringing high notes. You can’t find a better first banjo, child’s banjo or travel banjo than the Gold Tone AC-5. The price includes a one-year warranty and a padded gig bag, too! Available as left-handed model.

Banjo Specifications

Neck: Maple

Finish: Natural

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap

Tuners: Geared

Inlay: Dot

Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable

Rim: Composite

Tension Hoop: Flat Bar

Binding: Black ABS

Brackets: 16

Hardware: Chrome Plated

Pickups: Optional

Tailpiece: 5-String Terminator

Resonator: Composite

Armrest: Fits all GT Engraved

Head: Remo 11″ LC Frosted

Number of Frets: 22

Nut Width: 1-3/16″ Bone

Scale Length: 26-3/16″

Weight: 6 Lbs.

Tuning: GDGBD

Strings: .010, .024w, .016, .013, .010

Option 1: SMP+ P

Hard Case: HD15-M

Bag: Included

Left-Handed Available: Yes

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Bonuses When You Order From Banjo.com

  • 5th String Railroad Spike Capos – FREE
    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.
  • Bluegrass or Clawhammer Starter Pack – FREE
    We can send along with your banjo a Bluegrass or Clawhammer Starter Pack for free. This includes a strap, DVD, and tuner and picks.
  • Every Banjo Tested by a Banjo Expert Before Shipping
Weight 11.5 lbs
FREE Starter Pack

Bluegrass Starter Pack, No Thanks

Railroad Spikes

Free 5th String Railroad Spike Installation, No Thanks

Orientation

Left Handed, Right Handed

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