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 Buy From Banjo.com
FREE PROFESSIONAL SETUP
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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.
FREE STARTER PACK
Start pickin' the day your banjo arrives. We include: DVD, strap, tuner, and picks.
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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.