Gold Tone AC-1 Acoustic Composite Openback Banjo with Gig Bag

Gold Tone AC-1 Acoustic Composite Openback Banjo with Gig Bag



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Gold Tone AC-1 Acoustic Composite Openback Banjo with Gig Bag

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Winning the 'Best In Show / MUST Stock' award at the prestigious NAMM Show in Nashville, the Gold Tone AC-1 Open-Back Banjo raises the bar for entry-level banjo's thanks to its economical construction, super low weight, beginner-friendly playability and superior sound.

Highly-Affordable, Novice-Friendly Banjo

Crafted from a lightweight and durable composite material, the rim of this versatile banjo is matched with a slim and super-playable nato neck to provide a playing experience that is both accessible enough for beginner players and complex enough to be taken seriously.

With an incredibly low price tag and an even lower weight, this sub-four-pounds open back banjo is perfect for both beginners and for the travelling player thanks to its super-lightweight construction. Finished in a black coating and complete with a handy Zero Glide nut and tuner buttons - this professionally set up Banjo is sure to enhance your learning experience and inspire your creativity.

Gold Tone Acoustic Composite Openback Banjo with Gig Bag Key Features:

  • 16 Bracket Composite Rim Construction
  • 22 Fret Nato Neck with Dot Inlays
  • Intonated Maple Bridge with Ebony Cap
  • Remo 11" LC Frosted Coated Topside Head
  • Zero Glide Nut
  • Black Finish & Chrome Plated Hardware
  • Includes Gig Bag

Gold Tone Acoustic Composite Openback Banjo Specifications:


  • Buttons: Black Plastic
  • Nut Width: 1-3/16" Bone
  • Tuners: Covered Guitar-Style


  • Fingerboard: Select Wood
  • Frets: 22
  • Inlay: Dot
  • Material: Nato
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable


  • Binding: Black ABS
  • Brackets: 16
  • Bridge: Intonated, Maple with Ebony Cap
  • Finish: Satin Black
  • Hardware: Chrome Plated
  • Head: Remo 11" LC Coated Topside
  • Rim: Composite
  • Tailpiece: Adjustable
  • Tension Hoop: Flat Bar


  • Scale Length: 26-3/16"
  • Weight: 3.75 lbs.


  • Bag: Included
  • String Gauge: .011 .013 .016 .024w .011
  • Tuning: GDGBD
More Information
Manufacturer Goldtone
SKU 176184
Shipping Weight (kg) 5.000000
Case Included gig bag
Number Of Strings 5 string
Right / Left-Handed right handed


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