Gold Tone BG- Mini - Travel or Child Size Bluegrass Mini

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The Gold Tone Mini-Banjo plays great and is great youth banjo for children and kids ages 14 and under It's also a fantastic travel banjo that is small enough to fit in a backpack.

Hard Case Special: You can add the Official TKL Goldtone Hard Shell Banjo Case for only $29 more. Full retail for this case is $199

With a two-way adjustable truss rod, a bone nut, planetary-style tuners and a geared fifth string peg, this is a lot of quality for not a lot of money, and it is a very playable novelty banjo. It has an eight-inch head stretched across a modified, hoop-style solid brass tone ring, and puts out a satisfactory tone and volume.

The BG-Mini is a professional banjo and a pint size version of our BG-250F. Many pros have used these in bluegrass performances to the delight of the audience. A rolled brass rod tone ring gives plenty of punch. For kids, this is the ultimate bluegrass banjo.

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Ross Nickerson - BanjoTeacher.com
Nashville, 2016

Possibly the world’s only child-sized fully functional bluegrass banjo, the BG-Mini shares many quality similarities to our most popular full size bluegrass banjo, the BG-250F. With a two-way adjustable truss rod, a bone nut, planetary tuners, a geared fifth string peg, and a complete setup at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida, this is a very playable novelty banjo.

It has an 8” head stretched across a solid brass tone ring, and puts out a unique tone. Its scale length is 19-3/4 inches and tunes up to the key of C (CGCEG) with standard gauge strings, so when played in it’s open position (no capo) it feels and sounds as if a capo is used at the fifth fret of a full size banjo.



Hard Case Special: You can add the Official TKL Goldtone Hard Shell Banjo Case for only $29 more. Full retail for this case is $199

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Here is a review on the BG-Mini Goldtone's Bluegrass Mini - From the Banjo Newsletter By Ben Freed

Wayne Rogers of Gold Tone Musical Instruments has come up with some very innovative ideas in the entry- and intermediate-level banjo marketplace and his new Bluegrass Mini is no exception. This is truly a unique product that should find a home in several musical niches. It may be the world's only child-sized fully functional bluegrass banjo and it is way cool. It has a maple neck, a multi-ply maple rim, a bound mahogany fingerboard, and bound mahogany resonator. With a two-way adjustable truss rod, a bone nut, planetary-style tuners and a geared fifth string peg, this is a lot of quality for not a lot of money, and it is a very playable novelty banjo. It has an eight-inch head stretched across a modified, hoop-style solid brass tone ring, and puts out a satisfactory tone and volume. Its scale length is 19-3/4 inches and tunes up to the key of C with standard gauge strings, so when played in it's played in open position (no capo) it feels as if you were capoing at the fifth fret of a "normal" banjo. Certainly, any small child who has crumpled under the weight of a behemoth "Master-Tone" will love this neat little banjo. It actually looks like a Mastertone that accidentally got left in the "hot-dry" cycle. I can hardly imagine any bluegrass act not wanting one of these for a novelty tune. As a travel banjo, it's perfect, weighing in at six pounds. In fact, the Gold Tone Bluegrass Mini, with its case, could easily fit in a regular suitcase. The BanjoTeacher.com price is listed on this page and for a discounted additional you get the well-padded gig bag that has been designed exclusively for this neat banjo, which is sure to become a collectible. Recommended.

 
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Aug 18, 2015
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(5/5
Goldtone BG Mini Customer from England, UK
It's so nice and small and it sounds great. The mute works great too. I'm off home tonight to do some practising. Thanks for everything
 

Aug 18, 2015
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(5/5
Hooray!
Ross, Hooray! BG-Mini arrived late today. Beautiful! Have only had a few minutes to strum and love it already. Thanks much
 

Aug 18, 2015
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(5/5
My BG Mini arrived in great condition
My BG Mini arrived in great condition and it's a little bottler as we say in Australia! As a professional entertainer I don't usually buy an instrument at such a price but as I already have a GoldTone Orange Blossom I hoped that the quality would still be there. And it is! I'm looking forward to using the BG Mini in my club & festival work back. Thanks & I'm sure I'll be buying more through BanjoTeacher.com! Warm
 
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