A new, high-grade modern entry-level/intermediate banjo from Gold Tone. It has an 11” laminated ½” maple rim with a rolled brass tone ring & sturdy chrome plated metalwork - 18 brackets and a No-Knot tailpiece. The plating is very good. Fitted with a Remo Renaissance head. The truss rodded maple neck is slim with a black bound rosewood fingerboard and pearl dot position markers. The scale length is 26 ½” with 22 frets. Modern banjo fretting, nicely done & hand dressed for an excellent playing surface. The action is set-up low but is adjustable as required. Fitted with good quality planetary banjo tuners and a geared 5th string peg. The neck is finished in clear gloss lacquer which matches the body very well - the finish is very good.
FREE with this banjo: as well as the planetary banjo tuners instead of the cheaper guitar tuners, you'll get a good quality padded gig bag (not the cheap "Gold Tone" bag), a clip-on electronic tuner, a fitted banjo strap with a comfortable shoulder pad, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string)
Overall, this banjo is well built and very good value for money. It has a pleasant, plunky tone suitable for “old-time” or “folk” styles in any open chord tuning. An attractive & economical banjo which would suit a beginner or improver very well.