The sweet sustained tone of the Gold Tone Dojo DLX is so right for expressive fills and emotional solo play. The cutaway curly maple body has beautiful decorative bindings and carries a comfortable five-string banjo neck with planetary-gear tuners and a rosewood fretboard that any banjoist will feel..
The EB-5 has a strong onstage presence. The banjo tone is generated by a custom Remo pre-tuned eight-inch banjo head that never needs re-tensioning, providing enhanced tuning stability. The contour-carved mahogany body and Canadian maple neck make for a nicely balanced instrument that won't be a bur..
The Gold Tone EBM-5 is a unique F-style 5-string electric banjo that looks as good as it sounds. The EBM-5, like a normal banjo, has an extremely fast response allowing hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides to be accomplished with incredible ease. Even unplugged, this electric banjo has an excellent ban..
Béla Fleck, surely today's best-known banjoist, has his own heroes. One of these, John Hartford, made extensive use of a low-tuned five-string banjo (a twelve-inch Farland from the 1920s) in his music. While Béla had already been playing a Gold Tone CEB-5 Cello Banjo, he felt that there should be a ..
The "plus" in the OB-250+ is the ultra-premium JLS #12 tone ring. Developed by master caster Jim Stull of San Antonio, Texas, this ring is the result of years of analyzing many pre-WW ll G-word tone rings to ascertain the formula of the bronze alloy used to make them the sought-after pieces of hardw..
Another great Orange Blossom pro-grade banjo, this one features a superb bell brass forty-hole arch-top (or raised-head) tone ring, like the ones in the G-word banjos made from the late 1920s into the 1930s (instead of the flat head ring). This tone ring produces a sharper, more incisive tone that's..
The OB-300 is, without reservation, the most beautiful flat head banjo you can buy at anywhere near its price. This gold-plated beauty has every feature you could ask for on a high-end professional banjo. A striking curly maple neck bound with matching curly maple and abalone-style binding catches t..
In late 2018, "Banjo Ben" Clark, Jake Stogdill, and Robby Boone had a concept for replicating one of the most iconic banjos, played by the one of the most iconic banjo players of all time, JD Crowe's original RB-3 ("Banger"). After extensive research, and with great attention to every detail, Gold T..
The Old Tone OT-800 pays homage to one of the most sought-after banjos of the "classic" period (1890 to 1930) when the Boston School of banjo making was the highest expression of the art. The pot sports a pre-WW II-style Tubaphone tone ring, which adds pleasing overtones via a square-section tube ma..
A Banjo With Heart
From Goldtone:"A few years ago, Béla Fleck asked if we could build a
baritone banjo for him. He desired an instrument that would slot in
between the standard five-string and our CEB-5 cello banjo that he’d
been using in performances with partner (and mate) Abigail..
The beautiful blonde Maple Classic is the ideal all-around banjo for the eclectic player. The flangeless MC-150RP is convertible to a powerful openback (like many of our banjos); just pop off the resonator and mounting brackets and you're in business. It's also the most economical banjo we make that..
The Maple Mountain 150 exemplifies Gold Tone's mission: to give you the best instrument for your money. The MM-150 was our first openback banjo and it still offers features found on many higher-priced banjos for less than you'd expect to pay. The half-inch-thick maple rim carries an authentically-de..