Hear one of these banjos, or, if you prefer, see and hear one of these banjos (7mb). Well, OK, the video's contrast is screwed up, but you can get a feel for the size of the instrument and the depth of that sixth string.
Hear one of these banjos, or, if you prefer, see and hear one of these banjos (7mb). Well, OK, the video's contrast is screwed up in this, too, but you can get a feel for the size of the instrument, regardless...
The instrument figured has optional, planetary tuning pegs, a $50 upgrade.
This is effectively the same instrument as the CC-100 (above), but with some rather significant upgrades. As you can see, it has a brown stain on its maple neck and pot. The peghead is the same shape as the CC-100, but it has a stained maple overlay, and comes standard with Gold Tone's new planetary tuners. The 5th string peg seems also to have been redesigned, and the 5th string pip relocated to correct the 5th string's intonation.
The pot is the same as the standard CC-100's, having a small, rolled brass tone ring, but it has a new, engraved armrest. While it has Gold Tone's standard, Price-licensed tailpiece, you'll note that this one came with the new, made-in-Taiwan Remo frosted head. The frosting on these is a bit thicker than on the US heads, and this gives a tone similar to that of a Ludwig-made head.