Gold Tone musical instruments are available through banjocrazy.com. Call Paul Roberts for more information at (970) 731-3117.
Possibly the world’s only child-sized fully functional bluegrass banjo, the BG-Mini shares many quality similarities to our most popular full size bluegrass banjo, the BG-250F.
With a two-way adjustable truss rod, a bone nut, planetary tuners, a geared fifth string peg, and a complete setup at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida, the BG-Mini is a very playable novelty banjo. It has an 8” head stretched across a solid brass tone ring, and puts out a satisfactory tone and volume. Its scale length is 19-3/4 inches and tunes up to the key of C (CGCEG) with standard gauge strings, so when played in it’s open position (no capo) it feels and sounds as if a capo is used at the fifth fret of a full size banjo.
If you are playing with others and need to tune to standard G (GDGBD), the string gauges may be changed to the following: .016, .034, .024, .019, .016.
|Fingerboard||Rosewood||Bridge||Maple w/ Ebony Cap; 5/8″|
|Wood Finish||Vintage Brown||Fingerboard Inlay||Snowflake|
|Headstock Inlay||Snowflake||Neck Binding||Celluloid|
Parts & Hardware
|Tailpiece||No Knot Tailpiece||Flange||One Piece Flat Flange|
|Tone Ring||Rolled Brass Tone Ring||Strings||CGCEG – .010, .013, .016, .024w, .010|
|Tension Hoop||Steel||Arm Rest||Vega-style|
Other Features & Options
|Case Options||HDBG TKL Hardshell Case||Other Options||Lefty Model Available|
|Other Finish Options||Gold Plating|
|Nut Width||1-3/32″||Frets||19 Medium|
|Total Length||29 1/16″||Head Size||8″ HC Smooth|