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Gold Tone CC-Carlin 12" Old Time Banjo


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MSRP: Old Price $680.00 Discounted Price $510.00 Save : $170.00 (25%)
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MSRP: Old Price $680.00 Discounted Price $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.

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Beautiful Banjo


Absolutely gorgeous banjo. Great tone, Wide neck with plenty of room for my fat fingers. Love the deep tone of the 12 inch pot. The only thing I don't like is the appearance of the guitar style tuning pegs and the Made in China Sticker on the back of the neck.


Everglades, Bar Harbor, Southern Utah


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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