Re: what is a good banjo?

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Posted by Ken Trayturik on January 10, 19103 at 14:27:03:

In Reply to: what is a good banjo? posted by Chris Moen on January 10, 19103 at 00:09:24:

Hi! Chris, I, live in Canada & just purchased a Gol Tone CC100R Cripple Creek Bluegrass 5 String Banjo last Oct./02 The Sales guy in music store, told me the story about Gold Tone, that`s how I, found out about, quite suddenly when I was in buying a Ovation Celebrity Elect/Accoustic guitar ther one day. An, Excellent Entry level or even better for learning & sticking with for quite long time or more.The Sound is Fantastic like Banjos` priced a lot, lot Higher to.good Clarity and tone both Tenor wise & bass & midranges.I,m very Happy with my Gold Tone, "It, Looks and feels like I,m playing a Banjo Costing more like around the $1000.00s` at least.
They are a Smaller Company Specializing in Banjos` mainly & a few other Accoustic Instrmts.
They say they wanted to build a Good Quality Banjo for under $500. and I, truly Believe it to!
Look up on the Web at
Has Great features Hardwood Maple neck, maple body,double rod neck,pearl snowflake neck inlays,brass tone ring and many more.
I, paid $495. before taxes for mine In the goes for around $399
You can get Earls` book Earl Scruggs` and The 5 String Banjo & Instructional cassete as well.I, bought it and it`s a very good book with TAB,and everything concerning the Banjo & tape to.It`s on Earls` website, for $18. softcover & tape cassete $9.95 hardcover at $23.
In, Canada, at a Long & McQuades Music Store, I had to pay $48.95 & $3.33 for 7% tax Total of $52.28, though Very Worth It!The Tape of course, was at $14.95 plus tax as well.
It even has a section on building a Banjo with some Plans to. very complete.though, I,m not building one.Maybe. one day, some day we can get a nice 5 string, just like one of Earls` models!
It`s Nice to Dream Eh?
Take Care! Ken

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