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

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

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List Price: $692.00
Our Price: $521.75
You save $170.25!

Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 48 Hours
Product Code: 4653

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

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The CC-50RP with starter pack makes a great gift for the budding bluegrass-style banjo player in your life! Features planetary tuners!

The CC-50RP model is tone designed for bluegrass learning and includes a full walled resonator and planetary tuners (the same as used on our pro models). A great value in a low-priced banjo featuring a brass tone ring, planetary tuners, hardwood rim, and more.

Want 5th-string railroad spike capos? We offer this as a free service when you purchase 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

  • Starter pack includes:
  • Gold Tone CC-50RP 5-string, bluegrass resonator banjo
  • Contoured gig bag(soft carrying case)
  • Adjustable banjo strap
  • Pickin' 101: You & Your Banjo DVD for beginners
  • Chromatic clip-on tuner
  • Pick set (two fingerpicks .020, one thumbpick)
  • Banjo specifications:
  • Neck: Maple
  • Resonator: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Ovagnol
  • Bridge: Maple/Ebony
  • Sides: Mahogany
  • Wood Finish: Vintage Brown
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Dot
  • Headstock Inlay: Silk screen
  • Neck Binding: Celluloid
  • Body Binding: Celluloid
  • Nut: Plastic
  • Tuners: Geared 5th String
  • Tailpiece: Straight Line
  • Flange: No Flange/Convertible
  • Tone Ring: Brass rod
  • Strings: Light/med
  • Rim : Multiply
  • Plating: Chrome
  • Tension Hoop: Steel
  • Scale: 26 3/16"
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs.
  • Nut Width: 1 1/4"
  • Frets: 22 medium
  • Total Length: 38 1/4"
  • Head Size: Remo Frosted 11" LC

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
excellant December 31, 2009
Reviewer: Jeff Pennington from South Shore, KY United States  
I just purchased this banjo about a month ago, and I absolutely love it. for a cheap beginner banjo it sure is a quality banjo. I pick it just about everyday and I rarely have to tune it up. I first started playing banjo when I was about 13 or 14 yrs old and got pretty decent on it and that was about 30 yrs ago so when I bought this one I just wanted a good inexpensive banjo I could play relearn and that sure is what I got, nothing fancy but an excellent banjo all the same. I highly recommend it to anyone starting out or even someone with yrs of experience or anywhere in between.

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