Here is information on the new Banjo designed by Bela Fleck and Goldtone. It's a unique banjo that is tuned to an open C tuning in the lower octave. The tuning is 5th C, 4th G, 3rd C, 2nd E, 1st G. It's half way between a Cello Banjo tuning and normal bluegrass 5 string G -tuning. It's an awesome new innovation. I can't wait to try one.
We are accepting pre orders! Includes hard case and other free items listed below. Call us for more information. Ross, 866-322-6567.
The only Low C Tuning Banjo In a collaboration project
Bela is now playing the Gold Tone "Missing Link" Lojo!!
The Missing Link is tuned 4 steps lower to C tuning. It features a 12" pot, all wound strings (Bela’s idea), a wider neck profile, brass tone ring and resonator. The Lojo has an extra bass string which makes all kinds of new musical things possible that you can not accomplish with a normal 5-string banjo.
Bela, currently touring with Abigail Washburn, wanted a 5-string tuned 4 steps lower to C tuning. To our knowledge this tuning on The Missing Link Lojo is completely unique and is the perfect accompaniment to his wife’s normal tuned banjo. We met at their recent Gainesville, FL show and he played it on many tunes. In fact 2 of the 4 banjos on stage were Gone Tones including Abigail’s CEB -5 cello banjo. The Missing Link features a 12" pot, all wound strings (Bela’s idea), a wider neck profile, brass tone ring and resonator.
Bela also officially endorsed the Zero Glide nut system which he uses on his vintage Gibson and the Missing Link banjo. The Sero Glide nut system is free with the Missing Link Banjo. We also include capo spikes free with this model.
Capo Spikes installed free! The missing link is better with spikes on 7 and 9 for keys of D and E We will install those free unless you request no capo spikes. You can do that in the comment section when checking out or call or email us.
Banjos come set up and ready to play
Each banjo is played before it leaves the shop!
Along with the strict quality control that Goldtone is known for and the banjos being checked very carefully before being shipped, each banjo is given a 12 point inspection, full head tuning, setup and will arrive tuned and ready to play
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