Gold Tone BC 350 Open Back Banjo – 2019

by Gold Tone

$1,495.00 $1,795.00 20216


Designed in collaboration with old time banjo expert Bob Carlin, the BC-350 offers an affordable open back banjo with great sound and classic looks. Player-friendly features include a wider fingerboard that is scooped above the rim for easy over-the-neck playing.    

From Gold Tone -

“This Carlin model is the result of a meeting between Bob and Gold Tone president Wayne Rogers at the 2004 IBMA Fan Fest. All of the BC-350 features and dimensions are as per Mr. Carlin's specifications  which were arrived at after several trips by Bob to the Gold Tone plant.

They include a twelve-inch three-ply maple pot with an innovative dowel-stick/coordinator rod, a rolled brass tone ring, maple neck with scooped ebony fretboard, planetary-gear tuning machines, No Knot tailpiece and "hot-dog" armrest. All metal parts are richly nickel-plated for long-wearing durability.”

Features –

Neck: Maple with Scoop
Finish: Natural Gloss
Fingerboard: Ebony
Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
Tuners: GT Master Planets
Inlay: Dot & Star
Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
Rim: 12" 3-Ply Maple
Tension Hoop: Notched Brass
Binding: Black ABS
Brackets: 26
Buttons: C-Style
Hardware: Nickel Plated
Pickups: Optional
Tailpiece: No-Knot
Armrest: "Hot Dog"
Head: 12" HC Renaissance
Number of Frets: 18
Nut Width: 1-3/8" Bone
Scale Length: 26-3/16"
Weight: 6.5 lbs.

This banjo is great for clawhammer style. A rich & warm sound with plenty of volume with nice middle and bass tones, and a bright top end. The relatively wide fingerboard is easy to get around and makes this banjo a delight to play.

This Gold Tone BC 350 open back banjo is in as-new condition. It has been played sporadically and rarely left the house. It would certainly suit a new buyer.

These Gold Tone banjos usually come with a soft case, so the bonus here is its quality, snug fitting hard shell case – also in new condition.

Video demo -

Gold Tone BC 350 Played by Bob Carlin -


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