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.


Neck Maple Resonator 10″ Mahogany
Fingerboard Rosewood Bridge Maple w/ Ebony Cap; 5/8″
Finishing Touches
Wood Finish Vintage Brown Fingerboard Inlay Snowflake
Headstock Inlay Snowflake Neck Binding Celluloid
Body Binding Celluloid
Parts & Hardware
Nut Bone Tuners Planetary Tuners
Tailpiece No Knot Tailpiece Flange One Piece Flat Flange
Tone Ring Rolled Brass Tone Ring Strings CGCEG – .010, .013, .016, .024w, .010
Rim 8″ Maple Plating Chrome
Tension Hoop Steel Arm Rest Vega-style
Pickup Optional SMP+
Other Features & Options
Case Options HDBG TKL Hardshell Case Other Options Lefty Model Available
Other Finish Options Gold Plating
Scale 19-3/4″ Weight 5 lbs
Nut Width 1-3/32″ Frets 19 Medium
Total Length 29 1/16″ Head Size 8″ HC Smooth