Gold Tone Cripple Creek 100R 5-String Banjo

$679.00 $509.00

This entry-level CC-100R banjo includes special features and tone. Check any competitive banjo in this price range and you’ll find “extra bang for the buck” with the Cripple Creek.

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About this Banjo

This entry-level CC-100R banjo includes special features and tone. Check any competitive banjo in this price range and you’ll find “extra bang for the buck” with the Cripple Creek. Features include maple neck, resonator, and body, neck and resonator binding, double coordinator rods, curly maple headstock veneer, Straight Line tailpiece, brass tone ring, 2 way adjustable truss rod, and low action for the beginning banjoist.

The CC-100R is a newbie player’s dream come true. It is the only modestly-priced full-featured banjo that comes with a maple neck with a two-way adjustable truss rod and separate rosewood fretboard, a hard-rock maple rim with twin coordinator rods, and it’s CONVERTIBLE! The natural-blonde finished CC-100R has a resonator that’s easily removed for true openback playing, helping new players become comfortable with different playing styles with just one banjo. Gold Tone’s superb factory setup in Florida further adds to the CC-100R’s value. Available as left-handed model.

Banjo Specifications

Neck: Maple

Finish: Natural Gloss

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap

Tuners: Sealed Guitar-Style

Inlay: Snowflake

Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable

Tone Ring: Rolled Brass

Rim: Multi-Ply Maple

Tension Hoop: Flat Bar

Binding: Black ABS

Brackets: 18

Buttons: B-Style

Hardware: Chrome Plated

Pickups: Optional

Tailpiece: 5-String Terminator

Resonator: 13″ Maple

Armrest: Gold Tone Engraved

Head: 11″ LC Frosted

Number of Frets: 22

Nut Width: 1-3/16″ Bone

Scale Length: 26-3/16″

Weight: 6.5 lbs.

Tuning: GDGBD

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

Option 1: SMP+ P

Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup

Hard Case: HD15

Bag: HPB

Left-Handed Available: Yes

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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 6.5 lbs
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Railroad Spikes

Free 5th String Railroad Spike Installation, No Thanks

Orientation

Left Handed, Right Handed

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