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Gold Star GE-1 Prospector Openback Banjo

Regular price $ 598.00

The Gold Star Prospector is built in the tradition of banjos from the late 1800s, with a singular combination of traditional design, tone and contemporary playability.

The 1/2 inch rim of the banjo consists of two 1/4 inch plies of rock maple that form a firm vibration base for the warm tonal characteristics required for the old-time banjo styles. The “frailing-scoop” allows the player to access the warm tone found in the area just outside the confines of the banjo head.

The addition of sturdy but light-weight neck reinforcement and coordinator rod assures the structural stability of the neck and rim without a negative impact on the balance or appearance of the instrument.

 

  • Traditional Bulb Heel and Frailing Scoop
  • Deluxe P-130 Golden Gate Planet Tuners for precise, easy tuning
  • Considerate, removable P-101 Armrest for playing comfort
  • Patented No-Knot Tailpiece
  • Schwimmer-style fifth string pip for accurate intonation
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