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BC-350: Bob Carlin Banjo

BC-350: Bob Carlin Banjo
BC-350: Bob Carlin Banjo
BC-350: Bob Carlin Banjo
BC-350: Bob Carlin Banjo
BC-350: Bob Carlin Banjo
  • Stock: In Stock
  • Model: BC-350
  • Weight: 6.50lb
  • Dimensions: 26.00in x 0.00in x 0.00in
  • SKU: BC-350

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Bob Carlin: "The Gold Tone BC-350 banjo loosely references Kyle Creed, a well-known musician in the Galax, Virginia area, who made banjos in the 60s and 70s. The 12” pot, the use of the dowel stick, even though it’s a faux dowel stick, the wider fingerboard, the scale… all were things I learned from Kyle but they were also features that boutique makers were using. The openback banjo crowd wanted a 12” pot banjo but nobody was mass-producing one."

Some reviewer comments about the sound:

“Nice full resonant sound with good bass, but good highs and mids too. It's got a nice old time plunk sound to it, very agreeable to the old-time variety of banjo stuff that I do.”

“It really has quite a full-spectrum sound. I always get complements on its tone.”

The Gold Tone Banjo Company signaled its intent to continue fine-tuning and expanding its line of openback banjos, when it began collaborating with distinguished clawhammer maestro Bob Carlin. For over 30 years Carlin has spread the artistry of clawhammer banjo through his worldwide performances, his innumerable recording projects and his banjo teaching materials, scholarly writings, lectures and workshops.

Buttons C-Style
Tuners GT Master Planets
Nut Width 1-3/8" Bone
Fingerboard Ebony
Inlay Dot & Star
Truss Rod Two-Way Adjustable
Frets 18
Material Maple with Scoop
Binding Black ABS
Bridge Maple with Ebony Cap
Hardware Nickel Plated
Rim 12" 3-Ply Maple
Brackets 26
Tension Hoop 12" Notched Counterhoop
Finish Natural Gloss
Head 12" HC Renaissance Diplomat
Tailpiece No-Knot
Scale Length 26-3/16"
Weight 6.5 lbs.
Bag HPB (Optional)
Tuning GDGBD
String Gauge .011 .013 .016 .024w .011