Gold Tone CB-100 Clawhammer Banjo

$919.00 $689.25

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.

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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.

Banjo Specifications

Neck: Maple

Finish: Vintage Brown

Fingerboard: Rosewood with Scoop

Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap

Tuners: Planetary

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

Brackets: 24

Buttons: A-Style

Hardware: Nickel Plated

Pickups: Optional

Tailpiece: No-Knot

Armrest: Vega-Style

Head: 11″ HC Fiberskyn

Number of Frets: 17

Nut Width: 1-3/16″ Bone

Scale Length: 26-3/16″

Weight: 5 lbs.

Tuning: GDGBD

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

Option 1: SMP+ P

Hard Case: HD14

Bag: HPBO

Left-Handed Available: No

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  • 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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Weight 5 lbs
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    […] The Gold Tone CB-100 Clawhammer is an excellent clawhammer style beginner banjo that we carry in-stock. […]

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