Gold Tone BG-10

Gold Tone BG-10
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  • Brand: Gold Tone
  • Product Code: BG10
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 1,209.00€

Some will call us crazy..  We probably are..  But this idea was just too cool not to attempt.  When banjo innovator extraordinaire Bela Fleck threw the idea our way and said, "Gold Tone is probably the only banjo company in the world that would ever try something as wild as this", we just had to do it.  After some serious brainstorming and a few prototypes, the BG-10 was born.  It was such a cool banjo, that we decided to add it to the line so that the world had an opportunity to experience it!

The BG-10 is a 10-string banjo (think 12-string guitar).  The strings are arranged in pairs with unisons on the first, second, and fifth string, and octaves on the third and fourth.  This banjo is easily played by any five string banjoist as the fingerings are all the same.  The tone is loud and penetrating with added sustain caused by the extra string tension.  To reduce unwanted overtones we have used our extended 3-ply lathed wood tone rim which eliminates the tone ring and the associated weight.  This is not your grandfather's bluegrass banjo so no rules need apply!

Neck Maple Resonator 14" Flamed Maple
Fingerboard Ebony; Radiused Bridge Maple w/ Ebony Cap; 5/8" Radiused
Finishing Touches
Wood Finish Vintage Brown Fingerboard Inlay Hearts and Flower
Neck Binding Celluloid Body Binding Celluloid
Parts & Hardware
Nut Bone Tuners Guitar-Style; Sealed
Tailpiece GT Cast Flange One Piece Die Cast Zinc
Tone Ring 3-Ply Lathed Tone Rim Strings GDGBD - .010, .010, .013, .013, .018, .011, .024w, .013, .010, .010
Rim 3-Ply Lathed Tone Rim Plating Chrome
Tension Hoop Brass; Notched Arm Rest "Gold Tone" Engraved
Pickup Optional SMP+
Other Features & Options
Case Options Includes Hardshell Deluxe Archtop Case
Scale 26-3/16" Weight 13 lbs
Nut Width 1-3/8" Frets 22 Medium
Head Size 11" Remo High Crown Frosted
Suggested Retail Price: $1,785.00

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