About this banjo
This variant of the venerable CC-100R features a generous nut width of 1 and 5/16″ (1/8″ wider than that of standard Cripple Creek models). The rolled brass tone ring and the tension hoop are thicker than those previously used, increasing the mass of the pot assembly. This results in a more powerful sound. The CC-100RW also features the Gold Tone Terminator tailpiece, the advanced tailpiece that provides parallel string alignment to the bridge, quick-change stringing, and heavyweight construction that won’t bend over time. This is the same tailpiece found on our best banjos. The fifth-string nut is located in line with the fifth fret for accurate fifth-string intonation, so important for today’s modern playing styles. The new, slimmer neck makes for effortless playability. Available as left-handed model.
Finish: Natural Gloss
Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
Tuners: Sealed Guitar-Style
Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
Rim: Multi-Ply Maple
Tension Hoop: Flat Bar
Binding: Black ABS
Hardware: Chrome Plated
Tailpiece: 5-String Terminator
Resonator: 13″ Maple
Armrest: Fits All GT Engraved
Head: 11″ LC Frosted
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Width: 1-5/16″ Bone
Scale Length: 26-3/16″
Weight: 6.5 lbs.
Strings: .011, .024w, .016, .013, .011
Option 1: SMP+ P
Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup
Hard Case: HD15 (Sold Separately)
Bag: HPB (Sold Separately)
Left-Handed Available: Yes
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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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*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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