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Your eight- or ten-year-old is crazy talented, but playing the banjo that's bigger than he or she is can be a hurdle that's very hard to manage. You've perhaps gone the route of the \"bargain\" banjo; it's still full-sized and maybe it didn't play or sound that terrific, either. If you want to encourage a little picker, the Gold Tone BG-Mini is the only way to go. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe Mini is a for-real, actual Bluegrass banjo that's been scaled down in size to provide pint-sized pickers with a professional-grade banjo. 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, a two-way adjustable truss rod, bone nut, planetary tuners, geared fifth-string peg, and a complete pro setup in Gold Tone's Florida shop. The BG-Mini is tuned to open C (like the fifth fret of a standard banjo). This is NOT a novelty banjo; it's the real deal and adult players can use it as the ultimate travel banjo! Available as a left-handed model.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cu\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFeatures:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFolkternative Design.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePlanetary Tuners.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOne-Piece Flange.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMaple Construction. \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cu\u003eSpecs\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNeck: Maple.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFinish: Vintage Brown.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFingerboard: Blackwood.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBridge: Maple with Ebony Cap.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTuners: Planetary.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eInlay: Snowflake.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTruss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTone Ring: Rolled Brass.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRim: Multi-Ply Maple.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTension Hoop: Flat Bar.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFlange: One-piece Die Cast.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBinding: White ABS.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBrackets: 16.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eButtons: A-Style.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHardware: Chrome Plated.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePickups: Optional.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTailpiece: No-Knot.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eResonator: 10\" Mahogany.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eArmrest: Vega-Style.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHead: 8\" LC Smooth.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNumber of Frets: 19.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNut Width: 1-3\/16\" Bone.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eScale Length: 19-3\/4\".\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWeight: 5 lbs.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTuning: C5, G3, C4, E4, G4.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTuning (Alternate): GDGBD.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eStrings: .011, .024w, .016, .013, .011.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eStrings (Alternate): .016, .034w, .024w, .018, .016.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOption 1: SMP+ P.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOption 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLeft-Handed Available: Yes.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e"}

Gold Tone BG-Mini Scale Short Scale 8" Mini Bluegrass 5-String Banjo

Product Description

If you teach banjo to kids or have a child that REALLY wants to get serious about the five-string banjo, you are faced with a problem. Your eight- or ten-year-old is crazy talented, but playing the banjo that's bigger than he or she is can be a hurdle that's very hard to manage. You've perhaps gone the route of the "bargain" banjo; it's still full-sized and maybe it didn't play or sound that terrific, either. If you want to encourage a little picker, the Gold Tone BG-Mini is the only way to go.  

The Mini is a for-real, actual Bluegrass banjo that's been scaled down in size to provide pint-sized pickers with a professional-grade banjo. 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, a two-way adjustable truss rod, bone nut, planetary tuners, geared fifth-string peg, and a complete pro setup in Gold Tone's Florida shop. The BG-Mini is tuned to open C (like the fifth fret of a standard banjo). This is NOT a novelty banjo; it's the real deal and adult players can use it as the ultimate travel banjo! Available as a left-handed model. 

Features: 

  • Folkternative Design.
  • Planetary Tuners.
  • One-Piece Flange.
  • Maple Construction. 

Specs

  • Neck: Maple.
  • Finish: Vintage Brown.
  • Fingerboard: Blackwood.
  • 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: Vega-Style.
  • 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, G4.
  • Tuning (Alternate): GDGBD.
  • Strings: .011, .024w, .016, .013, .011.
  • Strings (Alternate): .016, .034w, .024w, .018, .016.
  • Option 1: SMP+ P.
  • Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup.
  • Left-Handed Available: Yes.
$708.99
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