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  Gold Tone Cripple Creek CC-100 5-String Banjo

Gold Tone CC-100 Cripple Creek 5-String Banjo
Gold Tone CC-100 Cripple Creek 5-String Banjo

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List Price: $619.00
Our Price: $464.25
You save $154.75!

Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 48 Hours
Product Code: 1659

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Never before has an entry level openback banjo included the features and tone of our CC-100OB. Check any competitive banjo in this price range and you’ll find "more bang for the buck" with Gold Tones Cripple Creek.

Features include maple neck and body, neck and resonator binding, double coordinator rods, curly maple headstock veneer, Straight Line tailpiece, brass tone ring, 2 way adjustable truss rod, and low action for the beginning banjoist.

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

  • Neck: Maple, Dual Coordinator Rods
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Bridge: Maple/Ebony
  • Wood Finish: Clear maple
  • Fingerboard Inlay : Snowflake
  • Headstock Inlay: Curl maple
  • Neck Binding: Celluloid
  • Body Binding: Celluloid
  • Nut: Bone
  • Tuners: Guitar style, Geared 5th String
  • Tailpiece: Straightline
  • Tone Ring: Brass hoop
  • Strings: Medium
  • Rim : Maple
  • Plating: Chrome
  • Tension Hoop: 24 shoe style
  • Scale: 26 3/16"
  • Weight: 5 lbs
  • Nut Width: 1 3/16"
  • Frets: Medium
  • Total Length: 37 3/4"
  • Head Size: 11" Remo Frosted

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