About this Banjo
The BC-120 is a fine banjo in the traditional style, crafted for the preferences of banjo virtuoso Bob Carlin.Following the success of the Bob Carlin models BC-350 and BC-350+, Gold Tone introduced a new brother, the BC-120. This economically-priced version of the BC line has many of the features of it’s costlier relative: 12-inch rim and frailing scoop to play over the neck for a deeper tone, a wider fingerboard to facilitate drop thumb, a “hot-dog” vintage-style armrest but sells for a fraction of the price. For those who want to get into the bigger 12-inch rim rimmed banjo at the beginner price, the BC-120 is for you. Includes gig bag.
The value-priced BC-120 brings Bob Carlin’s banjo design expertise to a new, affordable level in the third BC signature model to be released in the series. This economically priced BC has many of the features of its costlier stablemates, including a 12″ maple rim, maple neck with scooped rosewood fretboard, ‘hotdog’ armrest and No Knot tailpiece. The BC-120 comes with guitar-style tuning machines, dual coordinator rods for precise neck angle adjustment and a padded gig bag. Available as left-handed model.
Neck: Maple with Scoop
Finish: Vintage Brown
Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
Inlay: Dot & Star
Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
Rim: 12″ 3-Ply Maple
Tension Hoop: Single Bar
Binding: Black ABS
Hardware: Chrome Plated
Armrest: “Hot Dog”
Head: 12″ HC Renaissance
Number of Frets: 18
Nut Width: 1-3/8″ Bone
Scale Length: 26-3/16″
Weight: 5.8 lbs.
Strings: .010, .024w, .016, .013, .010
Option 1: SMP+ P
Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup
Hard Case: HD15-M
Left-Handed Available: Yes
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.
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