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Gold Tone musical instruments are available through banjocrazy.com. Call Paul Roberts at (970) 731-3117 for more information.

Our best selling Old Time package (includes case, strap, and tuner) is now available as an A-scale model for un-capoed play in the most popular Old Time keys of A and D.

The Cripple Creek CC-0TA is Gold Tone’s recommended entry level openback A-scale banjo.  A world above the standard CC-50TR model, the CC-0TA comes in a complete package designed to learn clawhammer style banjo.  They sound and play to way a real openback banjo should!  The banjo includes a maple neck, scooped rosewood fingerboard with 5th string capo spike, a Fiberskyn banjo head, No Knot tailpiece, Vega-style armrest, vintage Fairbanks headstock design, and geared tuners.  The package also includes a gig bag, a banjo strap, and the popular Bob Carlin Instructional DVD where he discusses the fundamentals of clawhammer banjo techniques and teaches several traditional songs with tablature.  With a complete setup at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida, the CC-0TA is durable, has low string action, and is a pleasure to learn on!

The CC-OTA will tune to standard G-tuning using a Medium gauge set of banjo strings.


Neck Maple Fingerboard Rosewood w/ Frailing Scoop
Bridge Maple w/ Ebony Cap; 5/8″
Finishing Touches
Wood Finish Vintage Brown; Satin Fingerboard Inlay Dot / Star
Neck Binding Celluloid
Parts & Hardware
Nut Bone Tuners Guitar-Style; Sealed
Tailpiece No-Knot Tone Ring Rolled Brass Tone Ring
Strings AEAC#E – .010, .013, .016, .024w, .010 Rim 1/2″ Maple
Plating Chrome Tension Hoop Steel
Arm Rest Vega-Style
Pickup Optional SMP+
Other Features & Options
Case Options Includes Padded Gigbag Other Options Lefty / Planetary Tuners
Scale 23-9/16″ Weight 5 lbs
Nut Width 1-3/16″ Frets 16 Medium
Total Length 34″ Head Size 11″ Remo Fiberskyn; Medium Crown