Gold Tone BC 350 Bob Carlin Openback Banjo

by | 14 Aug, 2015

IMG_8558 IMG_8561SoldA booming 12” pot banjo with more mid-range and bass response than standard 11” pot designs. A beautifully finished banjo, one year old in as new condition.

Specs include:

  • 12″ pot assembly, scooped ebony fingerboard,
  • 26 3/16” scale, nut width of 1-3/8”,
  • a rolled brass tone ring,
  • No Knot tailpiece,
  • 12” Renaissance banjo head,
  • mock dowel stick/coordinator rod configuration,
  • custom headstock design with ebony overlay and recessed truss rod cover,
  • GT Master planetary tuners
  • “hot dog” armrest.

Detailed information about this model is on the Gold Tone website. There is also a sound clip of Bob Carlin playing it –

This banjo was purchased new and imported from Elderly Instruments in the USA in March 2014. Cost in US dollars was $1,094 plus $261 for shipping (a total of Aus$1,856 at current exchange rates) and the Australian custom fee was $192, all up that’s AUS$2,048. I  I’ve also recently seen one advertised new in Australia for $1795).

Asking price $980 ONO, pick up from Broulee (NSW South Coast) free – otherwise $100 for shipping (Australia only).