BG-Mini: Bluegrass Mini Banjo

$676.75

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Folkternative Design
Planetary Tuners
One Piece Flange
Maple Construction

If you teach banjo to kids, or have a child that REALLY wants to get serious about the five-string banjo, you are faced with a problem. Your eight- or ten-year-old is crazy talented, but playing a banjo that's bigger than he or she is can be a hurdle that's very hard to manage. You've perhaps gone the route of the "bargain" banjo; it's still full-sized and maybe it didn't play or sound that terrific, either. If you want to encourage a little picker, the Gold Tone BG-Mini is the only way to go. The Mini is a for-real, actual Bluegrass banjo that's been scaled down in size to provide pint-sized pickers with a professional-grade banjo. Its design echoes that of Gold Tone's BG-250F and features an eight-inch diameter head sitting on a rolled-brass rod tone ring, a two-way adjustable truss rod, bone nut, planetary tuners, geared fifth-string peg, and a complete pro setup in Gold Tone's Florida shop. The BG-Mini is tuned to open C (like the fifth fret of a standard banjo). This is NOT a novelty banjo; it's the real deal and adult players can use it as the ultimate travel banjo! Available as left-handed model.

Specifications

  • Neck: Maple
  • Finish: Vintage Brown
  • Fingerboard: Select Wood
  • Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
  • Tuners: Planetary
  • Inlay: Snowflake
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
  • Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
  • Rim: Multi-Ply Maple
  • Tension Hoop: Flat Bar
  • Flange: One piece Die Cast
  • Binding: White ABS
  • Brackets: 16
  • Buttons: A-Style
  • Hardware: Chrome Plated
  • Pickups: Optional
  • Tailpiece: No-Knot
  • Resonator: 10" Mahogany
  • Armrest: Reproduction of early
  • Head: 8" LC Smooth
  • Number of Frets: 19
  • Nut Width: 1-3/16" Bone
  • Scale Length: 19-3/4"
  • Weight: 5 lbs.
  • Tuning: C5, G3, C4, E4,
  • Tuning (Alternate): GDGBD
  • Strings: .011, .024w, .016, .013, .011
  • Strings (Alternate): .016, .034w, .024w, .018, .016
  • Option 1: SMP+ P
  • Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup
  • Hard Case: HDBG (Optional)
  • Left-Handed Available: Yes

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