Gold Tone is the best place to find unique, folk and folkternative instruments.

Love What You Play

We love to play music, hear music, see music performed and to build and sell musical instruments. At Gold Tone, we embrace all music and musicians: beginners, hobbyists, professionals; fans of bluegrass, folk, pop, rock, or any genre. We believe that music is born in the human heart and that its expression is the ultimate statement of our humanity. Gold Tone's mission is to inspire everyone to give a voice to their musical ideas through the medium of our fretted instruments of the highest quality, offered at the fairest prices possible.

Gold Tone was founded by Wayne and Robyn Rogers, who still operate it to this day. Our extended family works hard every day to ensure that each instrument that leaves our facility meets the highest standards of utility and value. All Gold Tone instruments are designed in-house by Wayne and our luthiers and are available nowhere else. Each and every instrument is played and inspected by Robyn Rogers herself, before being sent out into the world. At Gold Tone, we care about YOU, the player. Anyone who has ever owned a Gold Tone instrument is truly part of our family.

If you call us at 321-264-1970, you'll speak with someone that is committed to your total satisfaction. Whatever the issue: praise or criticism, custom work or repair, customer service or accessories, you'll find us eager to please and ready to help.

News and Updates Everything new and exciting going on at Gold Tone.

Our Mandocello

The Mandocello Reborn

Not many instruments get a second chance once they are forgotten. Here at Gold Tone, we are continually looking for ways to add to the music community. A major part of that is making vintage or hard-to-find instruments available to everyone. We are pleased to announce the Folkternative rebirth of the Mandocello, the perfect blend of mandolin and cello. From the mandolin, comes the 4 paired courses and the cello a beautiful, low-resonant tuning of (CGDA).

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Kaia Kater with her MM-150LN banjo

Kaia Kater: Where Old Meets New

Gold Tone is proud to support wonderful musicians from all over the world. Here we feature up and coming American Roots artist Kaia Kater. Listen to her rich low tenor vocals, jazz-influenced instrumentation, and beautiful understated banjo.

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Dean Johnson's Music, the  Gold Tone retailer

Dealer Spotlight: Dean Johnson's Music

Dean Johnson's Music is a small-town store with a global reach. Located in bucolic Zephyrhills, FL, the store's quaint charm belies a vast network of international music dealer affiliates, a network ensuring that if Dean Johnson's doesn’t have it, nine times out of ten, they can get it.

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The Relaxing Tone of the SM-Weissenborn

The Hawaiian steel guitars of Herman Weissenborn made before World War II were unique in sound and construction, and no current instrument maker has studied those original designs as closely as Gold Tone. We've replicated their distinctive tone with our Weissenborn hollow-neck guitars.

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Bela Fleck and Marc Horowitz will be live-streamed from our Facebook page

Events in the Community

  • Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival - May 21st
  • 11th Annual Mike Seeger Old-Time Banjo Festival - June 10-11th
  • Square Roots Festival - July 7-9th
  • Summer NAMM '17 - July 13-15th
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Select Your Instrument No two musicians are alike. Select your Folkternative style to see what new voices fit you.

Customer Resources The starting place to get connected.

Factory Setup Video on Youtube

Instrument Setup

We care about you as a musician and we know there is more to an instrument than just owning one, it is a connection. The perfect instrument is one that lets you express your passion without distractions or compromise. Wayne Rogers founded Gold Tone on this principle and that is why every instrument is carefully setup so that they let you express yourself with no compromise.

See it in action.
Register Your Instrument Warranty

Warranty Registration

As hobbyists or professional musicians, we are very dependent on the tools of our trade. Nothing is worse than unexpectedly developing a problem with your beloved instrument and being stuck playing air guitar. Registering your warranty ensures that you have the maximum protection offered for your instrument, and if you ever have a problem, just give us a call and we will be there for you.

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Find a Dealer

The final step is up to you. We strive to do everything we can to remove anything that hinders you from making music as it was intended. The only thing holding you back now is making the decision to join the Gold Tone community. Find a dealer. Find your voice. Get connected. Welcome to Gold Tone Music Group.

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