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    New, but shopworn (multiple dents on resonator back, not shown in photos)

    The Gold Tone BG-Mini is a for-real, actual Bluegrass banjo that's been scaled down in size to provide a professional-grade banjo to pint-sized pickers or adults looking for a fun travel-sized instrument. Its design echoes that of Gold Tone's BG-250F and features an eight-inch diameter head sitting on a rolled-brass rod tone ring. The BG-Mini is tuned to open C (like the fifth fret of a standard banjo), but it can be tuned to standard G tuning with heavier strings (see below). This is NOT a novelty banjo -- it's the real deal!
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Gold Tone BG-Mini Banjo, Shopworn (GTBGMSW)
  • Neck: Maple
  • Finish: Vintage Brown
  • Fingerboard: Select Wood
  • Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
  • Tuners: Planetary
  • Inlay: Snowflake
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
  • Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
  • Rim: Multi-Ply Maple
  • Tension Hoop: Flat Bar
  • Flange: One piece Die Cast
  • Binding: White ABS
  • Brackets: 16
  • Buttons: A-Style
  • Hardware: Chrome Plated
  • Pickups: Optional
  • Tailpiece: No-Knot
  • Resonator: 10" Mahogany
  • Armrest: Reproduction of early
  • Head: 8" LC Smooth
  • Number of Frets: 19
  • Nut Width: 1-3/16" Bone
  • Scale Length: 19-3/4"
  • Weight: 5 lbs.
  • Tuning: C5, G3, C4, E4,
  • Strings: .011, .024w, .016, .013, .011
  • Case: Hardshell

  • Tuning (Alternate): GDGBD
  • Strings (Alternate): .016, .034w, .024w, .018, .016

Gold Tone BG-Mini Resonator Banjo & Case, Shopworn

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SKU: GTBGMSW

Regular price
$699 USD
Regular price
$759.99 USD
Sale price
$699 USD
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New, but shopworn (multiple dents on resonator back, not shown in photos)

The Gold Tone BG-Mini is a for-real, actual Bluegrass banjo that's been scaled down in size to provide a professional-grade banjo to pint-sized pickers or adults looking for a fun travel-sized instrument. Its design echoes that of Gold Tone's BG-250F and features an eight-inch diameter head sitting on a rolled-brass rod tone ring. The BG-Mini is tuned to open C (like the fifth fret of a standard banjo), but it can be tuned to standard G tuning with heavier strings (see below). This is NOT a novelty banjo -- it's the real deal!
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Gold Tone BG-Mini Banjo, Shopworn (GTBGMSW)
  • Neck: Maple
  • Finish: Vintage Brown
  • Fingerboard: Select Wood
  • Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
  • Tuners: Planetary
  • Inlay: Snowflake
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
  • Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
  • Rim: Multi-Ply Maple
  • Tension Hoop: Flat Bar
  • Flange: One piece Die Cast
  • Binding: White ABS
  • Brackets: 16
  • Buttons: A-Style
  • Hardware: Chrome Plated
  • Pickups: Optional
  • Tailpiece: No-Knot
  • Resonator: 10" Mahogany
  • Armrest: Reproduction of early
  • Head: 8" LC Smooth
  • Number of Frets: 19
  • Nut Width: 1-3/16" Bone
  • Scale Length: 19-3/4"
  • Weight: 5 lbs.
  • Tuning: C5, G3, C4, E4,
  • Strings: .011, .024w, .016, .013, .011
  • Case: Hardshell

  • Tuning (Alternate): GDGBD
  • Strings (Alternate): .016, .034w, .024w, .018, .016