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For over 15 years, Gold Tone has easily proved the best value in beginner to professional level openback banjos.  Playability, tone, and quality designs are our trademark. The CB-100 was created to meet the demands of the modern old-time player. This banjo is lightweight with a minimalist design that yields nothing but effortless playability and a traditional tone that just begs to be played. At an entry level price with all the features of a high end openback, the CB-100 includes a maple neck with a scooped rosewood fingerboard, rolled brass tone ring, a vintage neck design, Fiberskyn head, planetary tuners, and a No Knot tailpiece. Final assembly and complete setup performed at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida.


The CB-100 features a unique Gold Tone designed faux dowel stick in which a coordinator rod is threaded through the dowel to allow for action adjustments.  If you have every owned a tradional dowel stick banjo, you will agree this feature is infinitely superior without loosing that classic apeal!

NeckMaple FingerboardRosewood w/ Frailing Scoop
BridgeMaple w/ Ebony Cap; 5/8"
Finishing Touches
Wood FinishVintage Brown Fingerboard InlayDot / Shooting Star
Neck BindingCelluloid
Parts & Hardware
NutBone TunersPlanetary Tuners
TailpieceNo Knot Tailpiece Tone RingRolled Brass Tone Ring
StringsGDGBD - .010, .013, .016, .024w, .010 Rim1/2" Maple
PlatingChrome Tension HoopBrass; Notched
Arm RestVega-Style
PickupOptional SMP+
Other Features & Options
Case OptionsHD14 TKL Hardshell Case; HPBO Heavily Padded Gigbag Other OptionsLefty / Capo Spikes
Scale26-3/16" Weight5 lbs
Nut Width1-3/16" Frets17 Medium
Total Length37" Head Size11" Remo Fiberskyn; High Crown
Suggested Retail Price: $919.00

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