About this Banjo
For decades Gold Tone has offered quality banjos for beginner to pros. Playability, tone and quality designs are a trademark. The CB-100 was created to meet the demands of the modern old-time player. It’s lightweight minimalist design yields nothing but effortless playability. Entry price with all the features of a high end. A scooped fingerboard, brass rod tone ring, and vintage neck design makes this banjo a great value. It is also lightweight for traveling or practicing.
The CB-100 offers the clawhammer player EVERY desirable feature in a moderately-priced instrument that will hold up on those rigorous festival weekends. This banjo has it all; a maple vintage-design neck with scooped rosewood fingerboard, rolled brass rod tone ring, Remo Fiberskyn head, No Knot tailpiece, planetary-gear tuning machines and a unique Gold Tone-designed dowel stick containing a hidden coordinator rod for quick and easy string action adjustments. Professionally set up at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida.
Finish: Vintage Brown
Fingerboard: Rosewood with Scoop
Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
Inlay: Dot with Shooting Star
Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
Rim: 1/2″ Maple Dowel
Tension Hoop: Notched Steel
Binding: Black ABS
Hardware: Nickel Plated
Head: 11″ HC Fiberskyn
Number of Frets: 17
Nut Width: 1-3/16″ Bone
Scale Length: 26-3/16″
Weight: 5 lbs.
Strings: .010, .024w, .016, .013, .010
Option 1: SMP+ P
Hard Case: HD14
Left-Handed Available: No
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*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.
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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.