About this Banjo
The CC-50: a great entry-level banjo from Gold Tone! For an economy 5 string, the CC-50 is a great value. Our 12 point set up ensures accurate intonation, easy fingering, and good tone.
The Cripple Creek CC-50 is an entry-level banjo designed for easy learning, specifically designed to play effortlessly, sound great and be affordable. The openback CC-50 is ideal for “old time” or folk-style banjo playing. The hard maple neck and maple rim, guitar-style tuners, geared fifth-string tuning peg, single coordinator rod, straight-line tailpiece, rosewood fingerboard and rolled brass tone ring combine to make a lightweight, all-wood instrument that’s ideal for the student or for experienced picker in need of a second banjo. Completely set up at the Gold Tone factory in Florida, The CC-50’s price includes a gig bag for easy transport. Available as left-handed model.
Finish: Vintage Brown Satin
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
Armrest: Fits All GT Engraved
Head: 11″ LC Frosted
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Width: 1-3/16″ Bone
Scale Length: 26-3/16″
Weight: 5.5 lbs.
Strings: .010, .024w, .016, .013, .010
Option 1: SMP+ P
Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup
Hard Case: HD14
Left-Handed Available: Yes
Bonuses When You Buy From Banjo.com
FREE PROFESSIONAL SETUP
Every banjo is carefully setup before shipping saving you from the "some assembly required" hassle.
*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.
FREE STARTER PACK
Start pickin' the day your banjo arrives. We include:strap, tuner, and picks.
Every banjo shipped to the Continental U.S. / APO includes free USPS Priority Mail shipping.
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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.
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