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Gold Star GE-1 Old Time Prospector Openback Banjo

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What a wonderful, warm feeling and sounding banjo!  This is one of those instruments that makes you sentimental when you play it, and feels and sounds in such a way that you find yourself playing all those sweet old time melodies while making the most out of the old timey tones it produces.  Just a joy to pick up and play


The Gold Star Prospector is built in the tradition of banjos from the late 1800s, with a singular combination of traditional design, tone and contemporary ease of playability.

The 1/2 inch rim of the banjo consists of two 1/4 inch layers of rock maple that form a firm vibration base for the warm tonal characteristics required for the old-time banjo styles. The “frailing-scoop” allows the player to access the warm tone found in the area just outside the confines of the banjo head.  It also sports an authentic bulb style heel on the neck.  

The addition of sturdy but light-weight neck reinforcement and coordinator rod assures the structural stability of the neck and rim without a negative impact on the balance or appearance of the instrument.

11” fiberskyn head and removable rolled nickel armrest. 

Free Profesional Setup and Free US Shipping Included.  Spikes can also be added for free upon request if desired, but is not standard on this banjo due to the traditional design.  

If you've got questions, shoot us a message or give us a call at 833-BANJOBEN (833-226-5623).

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