About this Banjo
Entry level banjos must be designed for easy learning. The Cripple Creek 50 with Resonator and guitar-style tuners is just that! We have taken our popular CC-50 model and added a full walled resonator to suit the beginning bluegrass banjo player.
Gold Tone’s all-inclusive ticket into the world of Bluegrass banjo picking, the CC-BG package includes a standard CC-50R banjo (with hard maple neck and rosewood fingerboard; a maple rim with a brass rod tone ring and a single coordinator rod; a mahogany resonator; a geared fifth-string peg; a straight-line tailpiece) PLUS a gig bag, an instructional DVD by noted pro player Geoff Hohwald, a neck strap, fingerpicks and thumb pick and a Gold Tone CCT clip-on electronic tuner. Whew! What a deal! 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 Straightline
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.
Strings: .010, .024w, .016, .013, .010
Option 1: SMP+ P
Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup
Hard Case: HD15
Left-Handed Available: Yes
Bonuses When You Order From Banjo.com
- 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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