You seem to have found yourself in the middle of a musical instruments revolution: the rise of the “folkternative” lifestyle.
Gold Tone is no longer “that banjo company”.
We are leaders in innovation and design, bringing you a mix of the world’s most distinguished alternative string instruments as well as a full line of parts and
accessories. Our in-house luthiers are world-class artists and it clearly shows in the quality and sound of every one of our instruments.
We are Gold Tone.
We are Folkternative.
Our F-style 12-string mando-guitars play like a standard guitar but produce a mandolin-style tone. The new models feature a longer scale, radius fingerboard, F-style tone, and are stage ready with a bridge pickup.
No other present-day maker has studied Herman Weissenborn’s original design as closely as Gold Tone. We’ve replicated the famous original hollow-neck tone with our Weissenborn slide guitars. With the affordably priced GT Weissenborn, we’ve simplified the appearance but give the player the same tone found in our more expensive models. It features all mahogany wood,…
A 5 string banjo for $199.99 !!!!!!! Our unique design mates our superior sounding composite rim, with a slim line neck. It weighs in at only 3lbs 10 ounces so it’s perfect for beginners, travel or kids. Handsomely outfitted with matching black neck, rim, ZG nut, and tuners. This entry-level banjo is fully set up…
The perfect banjitar solution for any guitarist! The EB-6 Solid Body Electric Banjitar's unique design features a contoured mahogany solid body that feels very comfortable against the body, thanks to the belly-cut into the back. The finish is deep mahogany satin to let the look and feel of the wood through. Recessed into the top of…
As the five-string banjo has migrated across many genres of music, amplified or electric banjos have increased in popularity. Our EBT/EBM models have been employed by many popular artists (Including Mumford & Sons, and Melissa Etheridge) to broaden and deepen their sonic pallets. Our EB-5 is a new lower-cost edition, with simple appointments and a…
Our F-style 6-string mando-guitars play like a standard guitar but produce a mandolin-style tone. The new models feature a longer scale, radius fingerboard, F-style tone, and are stage ready with a bridge pickup.
Gold Tone Music Group and Nechville Musical Products is proud to present an unprecedented joint project, brokered by banjoist and music industry veteran Marc Horowitz. By mating GT’s carbon fiber composite, scooped neck with the Nechville 12" Atlas pot we’ve created a festival-ready openback banjo that provides superior tone and stability in any weather. Features…
Inspired by John Hartford’s love for low-tuned banjos, Béla Fleck conceived the Missing Link Baritone Banjo. Béla’s previous experience with the Gold Tone cello banjo brought him to Wayne Rogers. The two collaborated in the design and, after many months of experimentation and various challenges, we are ecstatic to present the ML-1! Transpose Chart: Tranpose…
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