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

A complete package designed to learn clawhammer style banjo.. Includes Bob Carlin Instructional DVD, Capo spike, gig bag, strap, frailing scoop, and all Old Time style cosmetics.

The Cripple Creek CC-OT is Gold Tone’s recommended entry level openback banjo.  A world above the standard CC-50 model, the CC-0T 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-0T is durable, has low string action, and is a pleasure to learn on!


Who can learn clawhammer?
Virtually anybody with this package. Bluegrassers, guitarists, folk singers, kids ages 8+,  baby boomers, entire families, and college students.
Have you heard the buzz? Old-Time is the new Punk!

How easy is it to play Old-Time?
Clawhammer (also known as frailing or down-picking) is extraordinarily easy to learn (easier than bluegrass).  With  a few days of practice you will be playing timeless traditional songs.

Who’s going to teach me?
The OT packag ecomes with an instructional DVD by Old-Time Banjo Master Bob Carlin. Even those without previous experience will be able to play instantly.

How will I learn to take care of my banjo?
The DVD includes a session with Gold Tone founder and president Wayne Rogers on banjo set-up and maintenance.

What if I want to play in different keys?
The CC-OT comes with a 5th string capo spike and instructions on how to jam.

What do I do after learning the basics?
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! The Gold Tone “Pick Up Your Banjo” DVD repertoire series shows you in detail how to learn common jam tunes. Each volume features a different artist presenting 15 tunes. learn from Bob Carlin and other Old Time masters.

What else do I need to get started?
This package includes a banjo, gigbag, strap, capo spike, and instructional video. The only ingredient missing is you!


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 Composite Tuners Guitar-Style; Sealed
Tailpiece No Knot Tailpiece Tone Ring Rolled Brass Tone Ring
Strings GDGBD – .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 26-3/16″ Weight 5 Lbs
Nut Width 1-3/16″ Frets 18 Medium
Total Length 37″ Head Size 11″ Remo Fiberskyn; Medium Crown