About this banjo
Bob Carlin has taught hundreds of people to play Old Time banjo, so it’s only logical to make his signature banjo specs available to new players by way of a Cripple Creek (CC) version. Undeniably a world-beating value in a twelve-inch clawhammer banjo, the CC-Carlin12 has all the right stuff: a nut width of 1 and 3/8″, a two-way truss rod in the maple neck, scooped black-bound rosewood fretboard with dot inlays and a three-ply maple rim. Set up by Gold Tone’s luthiers to play perfectly right out of the included gig bag, the CC-Carlin12 is an unbeatable buy. Available as left-handed model.
- Neck: Maple
- Finish: Natural Gloss
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
- Tuners: Sealed Guitar-Style
- Inlay: Dot & Star
- Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
- Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
- Rim: Multi-Ply Maple
- Tension Hoop: Flat Bar
- Binding: Black ABS
- Brackets: 24
- Buttons: B-Style
- Hardware: Chrome Plated
- Pickups: Optional
- Tailpiece: Vintage
- Armrest: Fits All GT Engraved
- Head: 12″ HC Renaissance
- Number of Frets: 18
- Nut Width: 1-3/16″ Bone
- Scale Length: 26-3/16″
- Weight: 5.8 lbs.
- Tuning: GDGBD
- Strings: .011, .024w, .016, .013, .011
- Option 1: SMP+ P
- Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup
- Hard Case: HD15-M
- Bag: Included
- 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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