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Gold Tone CC-Carlin 12" Old Time Banjo


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MSRP: $680.00 $510.00 Save : $170.00 (25%)
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MSRP: $680.00 $510.00 Save : $170.00 (25%)
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Gold Tone have added a 12" old time banjo to the popular cripple creek line. As on all Carlin models Gold Tone uses a 12" rim and a fingerboard scoop.  Other features include a 1-3/8" nut width, Double action truss rod, chrome plating, and renaissance head. Includes a padded gig bag.

Get your Gold Tone CC-Carlin 12" Old Time Banjo today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Great banjo for the money


I bought this banjo from SamAsh recently. I live in an area that doesn't have any music stores around so I bought online sight unseen. I play mostly Clawhammer style and sometimes two finger old style. I heard this instrument on youtube being played and liked the sound of the 12 in. pot. When I received the banjo, it was set up fairly well but I did check the tightness of the neck and head and all the nuts, overall the initial set up was pretty good. The neck on this banjo is a little wider than on traditional banjos, which is good fore clawhammer style playing, but once you get accustomed to playing on it, it really is a joy to play. The guitar tuners hold tune very well, I have no complaints there. It has a glossy finish and looks quite handsome. The frailing scoop in my opinion could be just a little deeper, but this one works ok. I guess the only thing that should have been done to make this banjo outstanding would to recess the hooks in the rim and give it a cleaner hi-dollar look. The flat hooks could be of just a little better quality, but these are doing the job. The neck is very playable and fast, ergonomics are good and the 12 in. pot gives a little more bass sound for that old time sound. Overall, I like this banjo, I have Deering Vega Little Wonder, Deering "Special" and a Deering "Classic", banjos, but this is the banjo I play the most. When I received the banjo, it was missing the arm rest. I contacted SamAsh Music and they went out of their way to correct the problem, and I had a new arm rest in the mail in no time. They were great to deal with, great people and service.


Wills Point, TX


CC-Carlin 12" Old Time Banjo

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Warranty Info:

Warranty Time Periods

   Gold Tone Banjos:

  •    Lifetime limited to original owner, 5 years to the second owner (as of 8/1/05)
   CC Model Banjos:
  •    7 years to original owner, 1 year to the second owner (as of 8/1/05)
   All wood body instruments:
  •    5 years
  •    1 year
   "GT" Series:
  •    1 year

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