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  Gold Tone BG-10 10-String Bluegrass Banjo
Gold Tone BG-10 10-String Bluegrass Banjo
Gold Tone BG-10 10-String Bluegrass Banjo


 
List Price: $1,785.00
Our Price: $1,338.75
You save $446.25!


Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 48 Hours
Product Code: 4661

Description
 
This BG-10 is a 10-string bluegrass banjo (think 12 string guitar). The strings are arranged in pairs with unisons on the first, second, and fifth string and octaves on the third and fourth. Easily played by any five string banjoist. 9th and 10th string feature a tunnel system under the fingerboard and are tuned at the headstock. The tone is loud and penetrating with added sustain. To reduce overtones Gold Tone has used their extended 3-ply wood rim which eliminates the tone ring and the weight. We have discovered that the 9th and 10th string can be tuned to an interval (e.p. G and D) for a unique sounding drone. Hardshell case included.

Want railroad spikes? We install HO-gauge railroad spikes free when you purchase a banjo from us. We recommend installing them on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). This serves as a capo for 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. If you want spikes, let us know in the comments box at checkout.

Note: Our banjos are individually inspected, set up and tuned by the Banjo.com staff in Georgia. We are banjo players, so we set them up the way we want to play them! Each banjo is in tune when we carefully pack it for shipment. Climate conditions and travel will affect the tuning, so it may need to be fine-tuned before playing.
Features
  • Neck: Maple
  • Resonator: Maple with curl veneer
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Maple with ebony top
  • Wood Finish: Vintage brown mahogany
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Hearts and flowers
  • Headstock Inlay: GT original
  • Neck Binding: Maple wood
  • Body Binding: Maple wood
  • Nut: Bone
  • Tuners: GTS with leather washers
  • Tailpiece: Straighline
  • Flange: One piece die cast
  • Tone Ring: N/A
  • Strings: Light gauge
  • Rim: 3-ply maple
  • Plating: Chrome
  • Tension Hoop: Brass / chrome plated
  • Arm Rest: GT engraved
  • Scale: 26 3/16"
  • Weight: 13lbs
  • Nut Width: 1 3/8"
  • Frets: 21
  • Head Size: 11" coated high collar

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