Gold Tone CC-50RP Beginner Banjo - FREE Beginner Kit

5.00/5 - 8 reviews

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Gold Tone CC-50RP Beginner Banjo With Planetary Tuners

I wish the world had banjos like this when I was learning to play or for that matter available for the students I've had in the past 20 years. I know more banjo students in the past would have stuck with it.

The Gold Tone popular CC-50 has been the openback banjo of choice for thousands of beginning players for many years. The CC-50RP adds a full-walled resonator and high quality planetary-gear tuning machines to offer a value-packed first Bluegrass banjo for thousands more. Great sound emanates from the hard rock maple rim topped with a brass rod tone ring. The flangeless CC-50RP converts easily to an openback banjo for exploring clawhammer or folk style playing; just pop off the resonator and mounting brackets and you're done. Deluxe touches include a rosewood fretboard, Terminator tailpiece and a geared fifth-string tuning peg. Gold Tone's expert factory setup assures great playability sound right from the start.

Also available as left-handed model.

List of FREE Items Included with this Banjo

  • Free 5 piece Banjo Student Package
  • Free - Beginning the Five String Banjo - 64 Page Spiral Bound Book
    with DVD and 2 CDs by Ross Nickerson
  • Free 3 YR Access to our Gold Members Lesson Site
  • Professional Banjo Set up
  • FREE Zero Glide Nut Installation ($75 value)
  • Free Padded Gig Bag Case
  • Free Banjo Case and Gig Bags with Banjo Purchase Substitute Gold Tone Hard Shell Case $119 - Gold Tone Price $189
  • Free US Shipping
  • $30 Intl. AK, HI Shipping Credit
  • Price Matching or Questions 1-866-322-6567 strong>

FREE ITEMS don't add to our normal discount price which is the lowest price we are allowed to advertise by the Manufacturer.

Banjos come set up and ready to play

Each banjo is played before it leaves the shop!
Along with the strict quality control that Goldtone is known for and the banjos being checked very carefully before being shipped, each banjo is given a 12 point inspection, full head tuning, setup and will arrive tuned and ready to play


FREE Beginner Banjo Package Deal
Our Beginner Banjo Package includes a Comprehensive 64 page Beginner Banjo Book with a two hour beginner banjo DVD and two audio CDs. You also receive a set of banjo picks, a clip-on chromatic banjo tuner, a spare set of banjo strings and a banjo strap.
Beginners Package - Retail value $79.00

Call us with questions or for unadvertised special prices anytime
10AM to 10PM at 1-866-322-6567 or contact-us

Zero Glide Nut Installation is Free on the CC50RP
 Zero Glide Info

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  • No - Free Padded Gig Bag is OK
  • YES - Substitute Official Gold Tone Hard Case $119
  • NO - Not a Lefty
  • YES - Left Handed - No Extra Charge
  • NO- Gold Tone Ultimate Mute
  • YES - Add Mute at Discounted price - 19.40

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Zero Glide Nut Installed FREE
All Gold Tone Banjos from now come with the Zero Glide Nut installed FREE
The Zero Glide makes the banjo action easier to play, increases the sound clarity and is a significant improvement for any banjo. Installation by a professional is normally done at a cost of $75 or more. It's now installed FREE on all Gold Tone Banjos.
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  • Neck - Maple
  • Fingerboard - Ovagno
  • Fingerboard Inlay - Dot
  • Tuners - geared 5th String
  • Wood Finish - Vintage Brown
  • Nut - Plastic
  • Bridge - Ebony/Maple
  • Tone Ting - Brassrod

Ross Nickerson Demo Video

Jan 4, 2022
Great beginning instrument and great customer service
I love this banjo! And the customer service was excellent. I ordered a different banjo and received a call from the company very quickly to let me know that it wouldn't be available for a long time and offered other models that are better quality. I held off for a bit and then ordered the CC-50RP. It arrived quickly and in very good condition. I'm a lefty and it's nice that this company offers lefty banjos. The only suggestion I have is to make sure a left handed thumb pick gets put in the beginner package (instead of a right handed one) with a left handed banjo.

Dec 26, 2021
Thanks again for the stellar customer support!
Merry Christmas Ross!!!Received the CC50RP on Christmas Eve and couldn't be happier! Thanks again for the stellar customer support! Blessings to you and yours ;-) tim chapman [email protected]

Apr 23, 2021
I appreciate the service I received from you and your company
good morning Ross, I received my gold tone cc-50rp banjo yesterday. love it. today . I appreciate the service I received from you and your company. I don't see a lot of that from very many companies now days. It is good to know that there are people like you still out there. I will be a good reference for you to any musicians that I know or come in contact with. Time to get back to your videos. thanks again.

Jun 5, 2020
I greatly appreciate everything.
Hi Ross, Thank you so much for helping me purchase my first banjo. It just arrived. I called my 4-yr old grandson to come check out this beautiful banjo. Everything went fine, looks fine. I had to tune it a bit. Haven't used the thumb picks yet, not until I get adjusted. I posted a couple pics, and my first attempt at holding and picking on Facebook. With your help with your instructions & videos, and tabs, I know I'll get better. This was a first time effort. You definitely have the best deal, and I greatly appreciate everything. The important thing for me is to just have fun. I will spend many hours learning. It is an easy banjo to play, as the neck is thin and smooth. It is light, made of good materials. You even installed the "Zero Glide Nut". It makes the first fret easier, and sounds great. This banjo will one day pass along to my family. With 7 grandkids, one will enjoy this banjo too. Thanks again, Rob Klein. Littleton Colorado.

Nov 1, 2016
Good Morning!
Good Morning! Have received the wonderful Gold Tone banjo yesterday afternoin. Has a beautiful sound and am looking forward to learning and playing and making music. Listening and watching your DVDs and online videos will be great! Thank you for all your suggestions and help. Enjoy a pleasant day!

Aug 27, 2015
This is the second CC-50RP
Hi! This is the second CC-50RP I've purchased from you guys - we liked the first one so much that we're buying one for my sister. Thanks for being awesome and having great customer service!

Aug 15, 2015
What a high quality beginning instrument!
.....Ross, I received my banjo starter package yesterday and everything was great! What a high quality beginning instrument! Thanks for working with the APO address and supporting us overseas. I thought I would have to force myself for the next six months not to pick up my guitar or mandolin, but I can barely put my banjo down much to the chagrin of my neighbors! Thank you,

Aug 15, 2015
CC 50 RP Banjo Customer from Argentina, South America
Ross, I received the banjo today. Thank so much for the support and for answering all my questions! It's beautiful and it sounds wonderfully. :)

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