Gold Tone CC-100R - Resonator - FREE 5 Piece Beginner Kit and Gold Tone Padded Gig Bag

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Gold Tone CC-100R Beginner Banjo with Resonator

Includes Free 5 Piece Beginner Package and Gold Tone Padded Gig Bag

Check any competitive banjo in this price range and you find more bang for the buck with the Cripple Creek.

New: 2022 Planetary Tuners Standard on CC-100R $89 - Value

The CC 100R at now comes with FREE Zero Glide Nut.
Zero Glide Nut Details

Never before has an entry level banjo included the features and tone of the CC-100R.
This Banjo is perfect for students just getting started. 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 of the would have stuck with it.
It's Features include maple neck, resonator, and body, neck and resonator binding, double coordinator rods, curly maple headstock veneer, Straight Line tailpiece, brass tone ring, 2 way adjustable truss rod, and low action for the beginning banjoist.

FREE ZERO GLIDE NUT Installation on
Gold Tone CC 100R  Zero Glide Nut Details

List of FREE 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
  • Planetary Tuners Now Standard on CC-100R - $89 Value
  • Professional Banjo Set up
  • FREE Zero Glide Nut Installation ($75 value)
  • Free Gold Tone Padded Gig Bag
  • 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

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

- 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

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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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Gold Tone CC 100R Beginner Banjo Specifications

  • Neck: Maple
  • Finish: Natural Gloss
  • Fingerboard: Select Wood
  • Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
  • Tuners: Sealed Guitar-Style
  • Inlay: Snowflake
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
  • Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
  • Rim: Multi-Ply Maple
  • Tension Hoop: Flat Bar
  • Binding: Black ABS
  • Brackets: 18
  • Buttons: B-Style
  • Hardware: Chrome Plated
  • Pickups: Optional
  • Tailpiece: 5-String Terminator
  • Resonator: 13" Maple
  • Armrest: Gold Tone Engraved
  • Head: 11" LC Frosted
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1-3/16" Bone
  • Scale Length: 26-3/16"
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs.
  • Tuning: GDGBD
  • Strings: .011 .013 .016 .024w .011
  • Option 1: SMP+ Pickup
  • Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup
  • Hard Case: HD15 (Optional)
  • Bag: HPB (Optional)
  • Left-Handed Available: Yes


Aug 19, 2022
Great Banjo!
I am so happy with my new Gold Tone CC100R banjo! Thanks Ross for steering me toward this beginner banjo package! The sound is amazing and I love that Ross plays a sample video so we can hear the tone, that is what really sold me on this model. The features on this banjo are top notch… planetary tuners and zero-glide nut come installed now in addition to the fantastic quality Gold Tone is known for. This banjo feels so substantial and I am already addicted to playing it! Ross’s DVD and beginning book are easy to follow and he explains every step so well that even a 60 year old beginner like me feels like I can do this! The free online lessons are a great resource that I plan to use too. I just ordered a metronome to help keep my timing on track and appreciate that he tests things out before recommending them. The case it comes with is nicely padded and Ross includes everything you need to get started. This package is the best value around and I highly recommend this banjo and for any newbies like me!

Jul 28, 2020
“Beginner Banjo”
My CC 100R "Beginner" Banjo arrived in perfect condition. To say I'm thrilled with it would be putting it mildly! This little gem is awesome. For a starter banjo, I'm impressed. It is a beautiful instrument, the sound is awesome, and it just feels sturdy. The assembly and finish were perfect. Took about 20 seconds to check the tuning and was starting my first thumb roll. Like other reviews state, Ross took plenty of time to guide me in the right direction as to which banjo to get, as well as what instructional material to start with. He never acted like he's in a hurry to just sell you something. He actually talked me out of getting a more expensive one to start with, assuring me I would be pleased with the Gold Tone CC 100 R. He was spot one with the choice. Kathy is on top of her game as well, getting other products shipped quickly and packaged to avoid damage. I'll be another long term customer!

May 19, 2018
Thanks for all your help!
Ross, Banjo came 5-15-18. Thanks for all your help. Practicing from now on!!!! George Beavers

Aug 17, 2015
Goldtone CC100R Beginner Banjo Customer from South Carolina
I received my new CC100R a week ago and could not be happier with this banjo. The workmanship is flawless and the sound is exactly what I was looking for. I am playing it with the resonator off but tried it first with it on. The two configurations sound like different banjos and I feel like I got two for the price of one! I have received the banjo and I am very pleased with it I want to thank you for the fair pricing and fast shipping.

Aug 17, 2015
I love it.
Hello Ross, ……The banjo arrived safe and sound (and *almost* perfectly in tune) and I love it. And it got here well in time for the performance I had scheduled, for which I’m extra-grateful. This new CC 100 sounds tremendous. It sounds like I've always thought a banjo should sound. There's no need to muffle it and it doesn't have that annoying ringing. It plays in tune all the way up and down the neck and is eminently playable— the notes jump right out of it and I can make C7s to my heart’s content. I've tried it in every tuning I know and even a few I don't know, and it doesn't seem to care;it just bucks up and sounds great.

Aug 17, 2015
Goldtone CC 100R Beginner Banjo customer from New Zealand
Hi Ross, The CC 100R banjo arrived this morning in perfect condition. It's a really beautiful instrument and the action and intonation up the neck seems spot on. Thanks again for making the purchase an efficient and pleasant experience.

Aug 17, 2015
You get my highest recommendation
I had my first lesson Friday night and my teacher was very impressed with my Cripple Creek banjo and the value pack. He told me I did very well. So more business may come your way. I watched the first couple of lessons from your video Sunday and found them to be first rate. I also started to read your book and it is superior to others I’ve bought. ......You get my highest recommendation and feel free to use me in your endorsements.

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