Gold Tone Dojo

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Gold Tone Dojo

Every 5-string player needs a Dojo. Incredible sustain and pleasing tone make Dojos great alternative instruments. These instruments are similar in sound to resonator guitars, but have banjo tuning. For additional sound styles, try using a slide. Dojos are a lot lighter than banjos and also make great practice instruments.

The original Dojo has great string action and a lively sustain. The mahogany body provides a crisp tone and is a welcome addition to the 5 string players arsenal. Mahogany body, biscuit-style design, decorative body binding, unique body style, incredible sustain, straightline tailpiece.

With a standard 5-string banjo neck and a dobro body the Dojo is a beautiful instrument with exquisite tone and sustain that you won't find in a standard 5-string banjo.

The Standard Dojo was discontinued by Gold Tone
hey now have the Maple Gold Tone Dojo Deluxe
with pickup and other new features.
Check out the New Gold Tone Dojo Deluxe

List of FREE Items Included with this Banjo

  • FREE Zero Glide Nut Installation ($75 value)
  •  Free 3 YR Access to Gold Members Lesson Site
  •  Professional Banjo Set up
  • Free Gold Tone Heavy Padded Gig Bag
  • Gold Tone Hard Shell Dojo Case only $74 more - Retail price $199
  • 64 Page Spiral Bound Beginner Banjo 
           Book with Split Screen DVD and 2 Audio CDs
           or Substitute DVD of your choice
  •  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.

Call us with questions or for unadvertised special prices anytime 10AM to 10PM at 1-866-322-6567 or contact-us

This Standard Dojo was discontinued by Gold Tone
hey now have the Maple Gold Tone Dojo Deluxe
with pickup and other new features.
Check out the New Gold Tone Dojo Deluxe

Discounted Dojo Deluxe 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 Dojo Deluxe



  • No - Free Heavy Padded Gig Bag is Ok
  • Yes - Add Official Gold Tone Dojo Hard Case - $99
  • No - Do Not Install Strap Button
  • Yes- Install Strap Button on Neck Heel - $15
  • NO - Not a Lefty
  • YES - Left Handed - No Extra 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.
Read more about the Zero Glide


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Ross Nickerson Demo Video

Apr 22, 2021
The dojo arrived yesterday, and looks great.
Hi Ross. The dojo arrived yesterday, and looks great. I'm usually not a fan of abalone or anything ornate, but this is the prettiest multi-colored trim that I've ever seen. Not gaudy at all. All in all, it's a really nice looking instrument. I expected to only get a hard shell case, but received the gig bag as well, which was a nice surprise. Thanks for taking care of everything. I'll be digging into your lessons soon. All the best to you. Lou

Apr 12, 2020
Ten out of ten
Hey Ross! Just wanted to let ya know I received the Dojo yesterday and I'm over the moon happy it sounds so good and was packaged so professionally! I just want to say Thank you from the bottom of my heart! It's like recieving a new member to the family! Ten out of ten and if any of my musician friends are looking for banjos or anything gold tone I'm going to send them your way! Have a great day Ross and Thanks again! -Josh Schamberger

Aug 18, 2015
Dojo arrived last night in perfect condition
Hi Ross, Just wanted to let you know the Dojo arrived last night in perfect condition! It's beautiful!! And it sounds amazing! Also the DVD's and Gig bag...they're pretty beautiful tooo! Sincerely,

Aug 18, 2015
Great instrument and I'm very happy with it!
Hi Ross! Do you remember, I'm the guy from Austria who bought a Dojo this summer. Great instrument and I'm very happy with it! I also enjoy the membership and learned to play "lonesome road blues". What a nice song! Few days ago I listened to your version of "I'll fly away". Wow! I know two or three different versions but yours sounds best.

Aug 18, 2015
I am thrilled. It is beautiful.
........Hi Ross, Just thought I would drop a note to let you know that I opened my Dojo on Christmas Day. I am thrilled. It is beautiful. Thanks so much for your great service. You rule. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year John

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