About this banjo
The CC-50TR is an inexpensive openback banjo that’s ideal for kids or for any picker to travel with. It features the same openback eleven-inch pot assembly found on our hugely popular CC-50 but we’ve eliminated the first two frets to create a short-scale neck to make a lightweight banjo that’s tuned one whole step above the standard banjo. Although it is an “A-scale” model, you can install medium gauge banjo strings and easily go to the standard G tuning (GDGBD). Gig bag included. Available as left-handed model.
Rim: 1/2″ Maple
Bridge: Maple w/ Ebony Cap; 5/8″
Fingerboard Inlay: Dot
Neck Binding: Celluloid
Wood Finish: Vintage Brown; Satin
Arm Rest: One Leg
Tailpiece: Straightline Tailpiece
Strings: AEAC#E – .010, .024w, .016, .013, .010
Tension Hoop: Steel
Tone Ring: Rolled Brass Tone Ring
Tuners: Guitar-Style, Sealed
Weight: 4 lbs.
Nut Width: 1-3/16th”
Frets: 19 Medium
Head Size: 11″ HC Frosted
Total Length: 34″
Case: Includes Gig Bag
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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