About this banjo
The Plucky is a backpacker’s dream weighing in at only two pounds! It can be tuned to open C (CGCEG) or open D (DADF#A) or even to standard G, by changing to strings gauged 016, .034, .024, .019, .016. The Gold Tone Plucky is no toy; the neck width is similar to that of a full-size banjo for comfortable fingering and its low string action provides effortless playability. It’s perfect for a young player, to pack for the trail, or for just cuddling up with on the couch. The Plucky is set up at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida, just like its bigger brethren. A carrying bag is included. Available as left-handed model.
Finish: Vintage Brown
Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
Tuners: Sealed Guitar-Style
Rim: 8″ Maple
Tension Hoop: Flat Bar
Hardware: Chrome Plated
Head: 8″ LC Smooth
Number of Frets: 21
Nut Width: 1-3/16″
Scale Length: 15-7/8″
Weight: 2.1 Lbs.
Tuning: C5, G3, C4, E4, G4
Tuning (Alternate): GDGBD
Strings: .011, .024w, .016, .013, .011
Strings (Alternate): .016, .034w, .024w, .018, .016
Option 1: SMP+ P
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.
FREE STARTER PACK
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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.
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