Gold Tone AC-1 Acoustic Composite 5-String Openback Banjo with Gig Bag

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£259.00
RRP £323.00
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A 'Best in Show' product from the Summer NAMM Trade show in Anaheim California 2016! Affordale, well made, lightweight 5 string openback banjo with gig bag. Left hand also available, check options box below.

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Description

Proclaimed "Best in Show / MUST Stock" instrument at the 2016 Summer NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show in Nashville, Tennessee, the Gold Tone AC-1 sets the bar for an economical, well-made, great-sounding and durable beginner banjo. 

The superior-sounding composite rim mated to a slim, playable neck, produces a banjo that weighs LESS THAN FOUR POUNDS. The AC-1 is the perfect choice for beginners, travel use or for a child's first banjo. Handsome, with its matching black neck, rim, Zero Glide nut and tuner buttons, the AC-1 is a good adition to the ever expanding Gold Tone range of instruments.

Detailed Specification

  • Neck: Nato
  • Finish: Satin Black
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Intonated, Maple with Ebony Cap
  • Tuners: Covered Guitar-Style
  • Inlay: Dot
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
  • Rim: Composite
  • Tension Hoop: Flat Bar
  • Binding: Black ABS
  • Brackets: 16
  • Buttons: Black Plastic
  • Hardware: Chrome Plated
  • Tailpiece: Adjustable
  • Head: Remo 11" LC Frosted
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1-3/16" Bone
  • Scale Length: 26-3/16"
  • Weight: 3.75 lbs.
  • Tuning: GDGBD
  • Strings: .010, .024w, .016, .013, .010
  • Bag: Included
  • Left-Handed Available: Yes
  • Zero Glide Installed: Yes

Specification

Brand Specifics

Range / Series
AC-Series
Banjo Type
5 String Banjo
Number of Strings
5 String

Pot

Pot Type
Open back
Pot Diameter
11"

Neck

Number of Frets
22

Headstock

Tuning Pegs
Open geared side tuners

Other

Right or Left Handed
Right Handed
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag
Budget Gig bag
Manufacturers Warranty
1 Year
1 Year

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Customer reviews

5 / 5
3 reviews for Gold Tone AC-1 Acoustic Composite 5-String Openback Banjo with Gig Bag
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JOANNE BARNES
16/07/2022
Lovely banjo for beginner. Easy to play and nice tone.
Rated 5 out of 5
j mew
10/10/2021
Anyone who wants a banjo to take anywhere it's mainly composite so won't be affected by humidty and damp as much.

Very light so if weights an issue its ideal.

Sounds fantastic I'm comparing it to a a Deering goodtime. It obviously sounds different but its got a lovely sound.

If you are on a budget then it's ideal. Its a good instrument for the price.
Rated 5 out of 5
Stephannie Crouch
21/06/2021
Excellent Banjo, great sound and surprisingly loud for an open back. Bought as a gift for my husband, who is a keen guitarist, but never had a Banjo
Rated 5 out of 5

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