The Gold Tone BG mini plays great and is a 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.
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.
Ross Nickerson - BanjoTeacher.com
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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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All Gold Tone Banjos from BanjoTeacher.com 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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