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Gold Tone Cripple Creek 6-String Banjo

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SKU: # 188672
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CC-BANJITAR

Your Price: $750.00 CDN

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An entry-level banjitar with lots of features and a small price.
*Maple resonator and neck
*Vintage brown wood finish
*Snowflake fingerboard inlay
*Silk screen headstock inlay
*Maple rim

A Folk Musician's Dream1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCharlottetown, Prince Edward Island
If you want to play bluegrass or some old-time banjo DO NOT BUY A SIX STRING BANJO. It is not made for those styles of music. A good player can mimic anything but you'll want to learn 4 & 5 string chording & techniques to play the popular banjo style. The Six String banjo is made for finger-pickers, ragtime, blues, folk tunes, singer-songwriter, anything really. Also you can use a pick & play lots of great jazzy stuff, many of the early dixieland jazzers played six string banjos. The first male recording star of the Blues, Papa Charlie Jackson, was a six string banjo master & almost all of his recordings (starting in 1923) are played with a six string banjo. This Gold Tone is as good as these get in the price range. There are a bunch of cheaper models & they mostly suck. This banjo is a bit pricier but it's the best of the bunch below $1000. Part of me wishes I had saved up & got the entry level Deering but this Gold Tone is good & I use it a lot but that's because I had a solid 20 yrs of old-time blues & ragtime playing under my belt before I bought it. When I picked this thing up in the music store I played it for 2 hours, absolutely made for my style. I also bought the Gold Tone case for it so I ended up spending almost $800 in total. But this is a good instrument if you've got the chops for it & play particular folk & pop styles.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2015
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long scale banjo falls short1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
Rented this banjo for a live show. Scale length is way too long. Factory string set was way to heavy, and an odd set too. Strung it with 10's, and still too heavy, but I got by. Use 9's if you intend to play past 1st position. This should be a shorter scale like a tenor banjo.
Posted by Andrew on Jan 29, 2014
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A finger pickers dream3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
Not wanting to be just the third guitarist in a local band, I saw this 6 string banjo and decided to buy it to really stand out while on stage. Of course, I quickly found out once I brought the instrument home if this banjitar is played like a guitar, it is a guitar that sounds like a banjo. So, do not strum this thing, rather finger pick it, and all is well. Looks like a banjo, sounds like a banjo when finger picked, and solid enough to rival much more expensive banjos...and much easier to learn than a traditional 5 string banjo!
Posted by terry on May 21, 2012
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