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Gold Tone Left-Handed Bluegrass Mini Banjo Vintage Brown

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1500000271275   POS #:115400913
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If you teach banjo to kids, or have a child that wants to get serious about the five-string banjo, you are faced with a problem. Your eight- or ten-year-old is crazy talented, but playing a banjo that's bigger than he or she is can be a hurdle that's very hard to manage. You've perhaps gone the route of the "bargain" banjo; it's still full-sized an...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Price: $768.00
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Overview

If you teach banjo to kids, or have a child that wants to get serious about the five-string banjo, you are faced with a problem. Your eight- or ten-year-old is crazy talented, but playing a banjo that's bigger than he or she is can be a hurdle that's very hard to manage. You've perhaps gone the route of the "bargain" banjo; it's still full-sized and maybe it didn't play or sound that terrific, either.

If you want to encourage a little picker, the Gold Tone BG-Mini is the only way to go. The Mini is a for-real, actual Bluegrass banjo that's been scaled down in size to provide pint-sized pickers with a professional-grade banjo. Its design echoes that of Gold Tone's BG-250F and features an eight-inch diameter head sitting on a rolled-brass rod tone ring, a two-way adjustable truss rod, bone nut, planetary tuners, geared fifth-string peg, and a complete pro setup in Gold Tone's Florida shop. The BG-Mini is tuned to open C (like the fifth fret of a standard banjo). This is not a novelty banjo; it's the real deal and adult players can use it as the ultimate travel banjo. This is the left-handed model.


Specifications
  • Neck: Maple
  • Finish: Vintage Brown
  • Fingerboard: Select Wood
  • Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
  • Tuners: Planetary
  • Inlay: Snowflake
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
  • Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
  • Rim: Multi-Ply Maple
  • Tension Hoop: Flat Bar
  • Flange: One piece Die Cast
  • Binding: White ABS
  • Brackets: 16
  • Buttons: A-Style
  • Hardware: Chrome Plated
  • Pickups: Optional
  • Tailpiece: No-Knot
  • Resonator: 10" Mahogany
  • Armrest: Reproduction of early
  • Head: 8" LC Smooth
  • Number of Frets: 19
  • Nut Width: 1-3/16" Bone
  • Scale Length: 19-3/4"
  • Weight: 5 lbs.
  • Tuning: CGCEG
  • Tuning (Alternate): GDGBD
  • Strings: .011, .024w, .016, .013, .011
  • Strings (Alternate): .016, .034w, .024w, .018, .016
  • Option 1: SMP+ Pickup
  • Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup
  • Hard Case: HDBG (Optional)
  • Left-Handed Available: Yes
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