Gold tone CC-OTA Clawhammer Style Banjo

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Notes from Ross Nickerson on the Goldtone CC OTA Travel Size Clawhammer Banjo. This Banjo is great for Children learning the play clawhammer banjo styles too,
The CC OT A is a shorter neck scale open back banjo that is 19 frets long instead of the 22 frets on a normal length 5-string banjo. The CC OT A is an open back old timey clawhammer that banjo works great as a travel banjo, for a younger person, or for just something easier to reach and play. These banjos are described as A scale because they are normally tuned to Open A but can be easily tuned to open G like normal 5-string banjos as long as you are not using light gauge strings. We can set them up tuned to open G tuning by request at no extra charge and frankly that is what most A scale banjo owners do, they are in it for the size, not the A tuning. thanks, Ross Nickerson/Owner of

The Cripple Creek CC-0TA is Gold Tone’s recommended entry level openback A-scale banjo. A world above the standard CC-50TR model, the CC-0TA comes in a complete package designed to learn clawhammer style banjo. They sound and play to way a real openback banjo should!

The banjo includes a maple neck, scooped rosewood fingerboard with 5th string capo spike, a Fiberskyn banjo head, No Knot tailpiece, Vega-style armrest, vintage Fairbanks headstock design, and geared tuners.

The package also includes a gig bag, a banjo strap, and the popular Bob Carlin Instructional DVD where he discusses the fundamentals of clawhammer banjo techniques and teaches several traditional songs with tablature.

With a complete setup at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida, the CC-0TA is durable, has low string action, and is a pleasure to learn on!

The CC-OTA will tune to standard G-tuning using a Medium gauge set of banjo strings.

If you have any questions please call Ross anytime at his direct number, 1-866-322-6567 or send him an Email

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  • Add Planetary Tuning Pegs $39
  • Substitute Official Gold Tone Hard Case $84
  • Left Handed Version - Add $39

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Free case
Your banjo comes with a free padded banjo gig bag.
Free Learn Clawhammer DVD
Learn Clawhammer old time style banjo easy with this DVD for beginner clawhammer players that comes free with this banjo package.

Free 5th string capo spike
The capo spike is needed for playing in different keys. We install it free.

tunerFree Goldtone CC Banjo Tuner
Goldtones CCT new innovative banjo tuner is the best Clip-on tuner available for banjo. Retail $30

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Neck - Maple
Fingerbaord - rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay - Star/Dots
Bridge - Maple/Ebony Cap Compensated
Headstock Inlay - Star
Neck Binding - Celluloid
Wood Finish - Antique brown satin finish
Tuners - Sealed

Purchase from an expert

The large corporate chains don't ship your banjos set up and ready to play.
If you call them, their employees don't play the banjo or know anything about them.
I have been playing and teaching banjo professionally all my adult life. I will give it to you straight and steer you in the right direction, whether it is in our direction or not. Purchase here from an expert and reward knowledge, honesty, integrity and dedication.
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Aug 17, 2015
CC OT Customer from Australia
....Hi Ross, just a quick thank you for getting my banjo to me in record time. I am very happy with the banjo/ package and your prompt and professional service.

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