Gold Tone Banjola Plus with Pickup Installed Standard

5.00/5 - 8 reviews

New product

The Gold Tone Banjola is now the Banjola Plus

Includes Free Heavy Padded Bag and Free Banjo Pickup Installed

The Gold Tone Banjola has been upgraded to include an electronic pickup standard. The new plus model also features a new bridge design which is a tremendous improvement and zero glide nut standard as well which boosts the Banjola's clarity and volume even more.

The Banjola Plus comes with a heavy padded shoulder bag case free or you can upgrade below in the options to the custom sized Banjola hard shell case by Gold Tone for a discounted price

You can now order the Banjola with a scooped neck for clawhammer players at no extra charge too.

The Banjola Plus gives 5-string banjo players an opportunity to make new music with a whole new sound and is excellent for practicing your banjo quieter too. It has a pleasing sustaining sound and is more forgiving of mistakes than your average bluegrass banjo.

With the neck of a 5-string banjo and the body of a mandolin, the Gold Tone Banjola has a sonic personality all of its own.

Featuring a standard 5-string banjo neck and the body of a mandolin (or mandola), the Gold Tone Banjola is a beautiful instrument with exquisite tone and sustain that you won't find in a standard 5-string banjo.

The solid spruce top is paired up with visually and tonally appealing curly stained maple for the back & sides to deliver a bright and beautifully resonant voice that's unlike any other banjo you have ever heard. A vintage brown finish and celluloid binding caters to the traditional vibe. The 26-1/2"-scale neck is carved from maple and topped with a rosewood fingerboard that features medium frets and dot/shooting star inlays. The headstock comes equipped with a set of planetary tuners and showcases a shooting star inlay to complement the fingerboard. Other features include a floating ebony bridge, a bone nut and a chrome-plated mandolin tailpiece.

List of FREE Items Included with this Banjo

  •   FREE Zero Glide Nut Installation ($75 value)
  • Professional Banjo Set Up FREE Professional Banjo Set up
  • Best beginner Banjo Book 5th String Capo Spikes Installed Option
  • Free Banjo Case and Gig Bags with Banjo Purchase FREE Heavy Padded Bag
  • Free Banjo Case and Gig Bags with Banjo Purchase Gold Tone Hard Shell Case only $99 - Gold Tone Price $189
  • Free US Banjo Shipping FREE Shipping - Lower 48 US States
  •  Professional Banjo Set Up Free 3 Year Gold Online Lesson Membership Access
  • Best beginner Banjo Book FREE Ross Nickerson Beginning Banjo Book with DVD and CD or a more advanced DVD of your choice
  • Shipping a Banjo Overseas from the US $30 Shipping Credit for International, AK, HI
  • Best Banjo Prices, Price Matching and Serivce 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.

Current Pics of a Gold Tone Banjola. This is a scooped neck version. That is optional. The standard Banjola does not have the scooped neck. The scooped neck version is for Clawhammer players and can be requested at no extra charge.
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Standard Banjola does not have scooped neck.

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Discounted Hard Case Deal in ADDITION to the Free Gig Bag
If you choose the discounted Gold Tone Hard shell case option you still get the Gig Bag Free. When choosing the Hard Case Option the banjo is shipped in the hardshell case and the Gig Bag comes in the box. Normal retail price on these official Gold Tone Hard Cases is much more. These cases are the specific Gold Tone cases for the Banjola

To have us install 5th string Capo Spikes
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  • No - Do Not Install Strap Button
  • Yes - Install Strap Button for Guitar Strap - $15
  • No - Free Padded Gig Bag is OK
  • YES - Add the Official Gold Tone Hard Case $99
  • Standard Neck
  • Yes - Add Scooped Neck for Clawhammer - No Charge

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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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Jun 20, 2022
Banjola in Australia
Ross, the banjola has arrived and I’m very happy with it. I’m quite a fan of Gold Tone instruments, I now have four of them. Thanks warm regards John

May 25, 2022
The Gold Tone Banjola
Ross: A note of thanks. I recently purchased a Gold Tone Banjola from you. I had never played one before. I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the instrument. I now play on 3 Deerings; Lotus, Sierra and Silver Clipper. The Gold Tone Banjola is of similar quality (but a lot less $$). Thanks, Jim

Jun 30, 2021
Incredibly fast delivery from US to Australia
Hi Everyone at Banjo Teacher - I received my shipment about an hour ago. Incredibly fast delivery from US to Australia. Well packed and secure. A lovely instrument. The set-up is excellent and it sounds great. I'm having fun. Thanking you - Regards - Greg Jaques

Mar 23, 2021
Thanks again
My banjola just came via fed-x. It is beautiful with a soft rich tone. I am truly impressed both with your service and this beautiful instrument Thanks again, Rick Berst

Aug 18, 2015
wonderful sound and is very easy to play.
I got my Banjola about 10 days ago and I am very happy with it. It has a wonderful sound and is very easy to play. I have put a pick guard on it and I am going to have some kind of piezo pick up installed inside to make it better heard when playing with other instruments. I mailed to the Gold Tone Company and asked if they knew if there were any other Banjolas in my country. They said probably not so it seems I have the only one so far. Many thanks for Your kind help!

Aug 18, 2015
Superb service. Very Highly Recommended!!
Hi Ross, The banjola came today – sparklingly beautiful and tuned in G. I appreciate your attentiveness to my order. Although we have never met, your personal attention to my order made me feel like I was making this purchase from a trusted friend. Thanks!

Aug 18, 2015
proud owner of a brand new Banjola :) .
Goldtone Banjola Reviews .......Ross, these days it's hard to find good service and a great product. You were very responsive when I had questions and I am very pleased with how everything turned out. You are looking at the proud owner of a brand new Banjola :) .

Aug 18, 2015
great deal and excellent customer service.
Hi Ross, I received the PC banjola I ordered from you last month and I am really happy with the instrument. Thank you so much for a great deal and excellent customer service. This was the third instrument I've ordered from you. The first was a Tenor special 250 AT, for my wife. Then last year I ordered the PS-250 for myself. The service was outstanding for each order and the instruments were as close to perfect as you can get. They were ready to play right out of the box. We are now members of a local banjo club and they were impressed with our banjos. One of the members decided to order a new banjo from you and he is also happy with his new banjo. I am really amazed with the free lessons and membership that came with my banjola. The lessons are high quality, easy to follow and follow a logical sequence. Thanks again, Ross

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