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AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo

AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
$229.99
  • Stock: In Stock
  • Model: AC-1
  • Weight: 3.75lb
  • Dimensions: 27.00in x 11.00in x 0.00in
  • SKU: AC-1

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


The Gold Tone AC-1 sets the bar for an economical, well-made, great-sounding and durable beginner banjo. No other maker on the planet offers so much to the novice banjoist for so little: WITH gig bag! Our 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 professionally set up in Gold Tone's Florida shop and comes with our THREE YEAR transferable warranty. Add a Resonator for even more versatility. 


Banjo Newsletter Review by Bob Piekiel

“I showed the AC-1 to some of my students and I got many positive responses, such as “hey, that’s nice,” “that feels really nice to play,” “wow, that sounds good!” and “that is a great banjo!” I should add that most of these pickers were playing intermediate-level banjos!”

"The rim of this banjo is made from a special composite material, and is one of the main factors contributing to the tone of the banjo. Borrowing on the physics of Ovation Guitars, which use a composite, curved back to reflect the sound energy of the soundboard (rather than have much of it pass through it), the AC-1’s rim reflects most of the string’s energy right back into the tone chamber."







Headstock
Buttons Black Plastic
Tuners Covered Guitar-Style
Nut Width 1-3/16" Bone
Neck
Fingerboard Select Wood
Inlay Dot
Truss Rod Two-Way Adjustable
Frets 22
Material Nato
Body
Binding Black ABS
Bridge Intonated, Maple with Ebony Cap
Hardware Chrome Plated
Rim Composite
Brackets 16
Tension Hoop Flat Bar
Finish Satin Black
Head Remo 11" LC Coated Topside
Tailpiece Adjustable
Dimemsions
Scale Length 26-3/16"
Weight 3.75 lbs.
Other
Bag Included
Tuning GDGBD
String Gauge .011 .013 .016 .024w .011
Highlights
Zero Glide Nut
Composite Rim Construciton
Lightweight
Remo 11" LC Frosted Head