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  Gold Tone Cripple Creek 50 5-String Banjo with Starter Pack

Gold Tone Cripple Creek 50 5-String Banjo with Starter Pack
Gold Tone Cripple Creek 50 5-String Banjo with Starter Pack

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List Price: $518.00
Our Price: $392.25
You save $125.75!

Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 48 Hours
Product Code: 1679

Free 5th-String Capo Spikes? (See Description)

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The CC-50 with starter pack makes a great gift for the budding clawhammer-style banjo player in your life!

The CC-50: a great entry-level banjo from Gold Tone! For an economy 5 string, the CC-50 outshines the competition. Our 12 point set up ensures accurate intonation, easy fingering, and good tone.

Want 5th-string railroad spike capos? We offer this as a free service when you buy a banjo from us. Choose Yes or No when you add this banjo to your shopping cart.

What's a 5th-string railroad spike capo? Click here to see a photo. 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.

Note: Our banjos are individually inspected and set up by our staff in Georgia, and delivered ready-to-play. 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.

Also available as a Left Handed Model Click Here presents the Gold Tone CC-50 5-String Banjo with Starter Pack
  • Starter Pack includes:
  • Gold Tone CC-50 5-string, open-back banjo
  • Contoured gig bag (soft carrying case)
  • Adjustable banjo strap
  • Pick Up Your Banjo And Play beginner DVD by Bob Carlin
  • Chromatic clip-on tuner
  • Banjo specifications:
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Tuners: Sealed guitar style
  • Tailpiece: Straight Line
  • Plating: Chrome
  • Scale: 26 3/16"
  • Weight: 4 lbs
  • Nut Width: 1 1/4"
  • Head Size: 11" Low Collar Frosted

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