The ABS system is quickest and easiest way to amplify your banjo or resonator guitar. It combines a dynamic microphone (with the versatile cardioid pattern) and a compact gooseneck coupled to a shock mounted adjustable bracket that has no exposed wiring. The ABS reliably captures the sound of your banjo or reso-guitar at the precise spot you prefer for the tone you're after, without the annoyance of extraneous vibrations. ABS can be moved from one instrument to another in seconds and includes a stomp-box preamp (our 9-volt-powered ABS-2). A footswitch can increase gain (volume) to punch out lead breaks. An AC adapter is available (ABS-ADT). Connection to the sound system or amp is via standard 1/4" guitar cable; two cables are required for connection with preamp and amplifier. ABS comes in a hard plastic carrying case with fitted foam inserts for the mic and pedal.
Sold Out $ 799.99
These six- and twelve-string mando-guitars are built on a larger artist- (or F-style) mandola body. The F-6/F-12 mandolin guitar's larger air chamber offers extended low-end response and the new, wider slim-line neck and longer scale provide added room for fretting those first-position chords. The fretboard is radiused for comfort and the ebony bridge contains a built-in pickup for easy plugged-in picking.
$ 397.99 $ 530.99
The shape that says "Bluegrass"! Whether you're a novice picker or a seasoned veteran in need of a travel instrument, The GM-35 has the points, the scroll and the vibe with great tone for the money.
Sold Out $ 1,331.99
Due to the enormous popularity of the original GT-500 (our SKU #H65736), the GT-750 Banjitar was designed for optimal volume and tone. After numerous tone ring experimentations, a unique 20-hole bell brass tone ring was chosen for its bell-like sound characteristics and chime-like sustain. The brass tone ring provides more acoustic volume and a more focused tone. Upgraded from the GT-500, the GT-750 features the bell brass flat top tone ring, curly maple resonator, and bound fingerboard and resonator. This model also features the Sliding Magnetic Pickup (SMP) with volume control which provides a great banjo-like tone through an amplifier. Final assembly and complete setup performed at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida.
Only a few years ago, a 6-string banjo would have been considered a 'cheater' banjo for guitarists, but today it is well accepted as its own instrument and you will hear the 6-string banjo in many genres of popular music. The GT-750 will certainly be a welcoming addition to any guitarists' arsenal.
Neck: Hard Rock Canadian Maple with 2-Way Adjustable Truss Rod
Resonator: Curly Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood; Radiused
Bridge: Maple w/ Ebony Cap; 5/8" Radiused
Wood Finish: Natural Gloss
Fingerboard Inlay: Snowflake
Neck Binding: Celluloid
Parts & Hardware
Tuners: Guitar-Style; Sealed
Tailpiece: 6-String Straightline Tailpiece
Tone Ring: 20-Hole Bell Brass Tone Ring
Strings: EADGBE - .010, .013, .020, .032, .042, .052
Rim: 5/8" Maple
Tension Hoop: Brass; Notched
Arm Rest: "Gold Tone" Engraved
Pickup: SMP Sliding Magnetic Pickup w/ Volume Control
Other Features & Options
Case Options: HD15 Hardshell Case; HPB Heavily Padded Gigbag
Nut Width: 1-3/4"
Frets: 21 Medium
Total Length: 37-5/8"
Head Size: 11" Clear Remo; High Crown
$ 149.99 $ 199.99
Winner of the "Best in Show" award at Summer NAMM 2018, these Little Gem Banjo Ukes feature a composite see-through plastic rim and resonator and are available in 4 "gem" colors (Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, and Amethyst). The Little Gems also have a maple necks, penetrating tone, and sealed tuners. Includes gig bag.
$ 898.00 $ 1,198.00
"Pre-war" style, at a price anyone can afford, AND authentic tone and superb playability describe the OB-150. This Bluegrass banjo sports a three-ply maple rim and one-piece flange (just like the megabucks originals), a maple neck inlayed in authentic style, a brass flathead tone ring and a smooth satin finish. The OB-150 is professionally set up in our Florida shop and comes with TRANSFERRABLE lifetime warranty.
$ 787.99 $ 1,050.99
Octave Mandolins are tuned one octave lower than the standard mandolin. They've become increasingly popular with mandolinists that want to expand their range of expression on an instrument that they can be instantly comfortable with. The OM-800+ features a generous 22 1/2" scale (commonly used by the best custom makers in Ireland). It comes with a passive bridge-mounted pickup for easy amplification and the slim neck has a comfortable compound-radiused fingerboard designed for fast, easy chording or precision melody work. Gold Tone's luthiers have perfected the complicated setup needed to achieve low action without string buzz. Available as left-handed model.
$ 1,049.99 $ 1,230.00
The PBS Deluxe has a striking curly maple body and a hard rock square maple neck, all finished in a rich tobacco sunburst. The fretboard is inlayed in the vintage hearts & flowers motif. The Deluxe is equipped with the famed Paul Beard "open" soundwell, resonator cone and spider bridge. This combination produces the sweet wood-and-metal tone that's so ideal for Bluegrass steel playing.
$ 999.00 $ 1,333.00
The Paul Beard resonator guitar features a handsome mahogany body and neck finished in a rich tobacco sunburst plays host to the famed Paul Beard "open" soundwell, resonator cone and spider bridge. This combination produces the sweet wood and metal tone that's so ideal for country blues and fingerstyle solos.