Gold Tone AC-1: Acoustic Composite Banjo
Gold Tone 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."
|Nut Width||1-3/16" Bone|
|Truss Rod||Two-Way Adjustable|
|Bridge||Intonated, Maple with Ebony Cap|
|Tension Hoop||Flat Bar|
|Head||Remo 11" LC Coated Topside|
|String Gauge||.011 .013 .016 .024w .011|
|Zero Glide Nut|
|Composite Rim Construciton|
|Remo 11" LC Frosted Head|