Octajo: Octave Mandolin Banjo

Folkternative Design
Zero Glide Nut
12" Renaissance Head
Vintage Brown Finish

Gold Tone's unique Octajo is a double-strung four-course tenor banjo than can be set up with standard tenor tuning or Irish tenor tuning using either metal or nylon strings, thus offering a wide choice of tonal characteristics. This exclusive design epitomizes the Gold Tone Folkternative philosophy of offering the string musician a wide choice of expressive, compelling sounds and textures for self-expression.


  • Neck: Maple
  • Finish: Vintage Brown
  • Fingerboard: Select Wood
  • Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
  • Tuners: Sealed Guitar-Style
  • Inlay: Dot
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
  • Hardware: Chrome Plated
  • Tailpiece: No-Knot
  • Resonator: 14" Maple
  • Head: 12" MC Renaissance
  • Number of Frets: 17
  • Nut Width: 1-1/2"Bone
  • Scale Length: 22-7/8"
  • Weight: 7.4 lbs.
  • Tuning: GDAE
  • Strings: .050w, .035w, .024w, .016 (Doubled)
  • Option 1: SMP+ P
  • Hard Case: HDTR16 (Optional)
  • Bag: HBTR (Optional)
  • Left-Handed Available: No
  • Zero Glide Installed: Yes


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