Gold Tone GT-500 Banjitar Banjo (Six String)

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  • Gold Tone GT-500 Banjitar Banjo (Six String)
  • Gold Tone GT-500 Banjitar Banjo (Six String)
  • Gold Tone GT-500 Banjitar Banjo (Six String)
  • Gold Tone GT-500 Banjitar Banjo (Six String)
  • Gold Tone GT-500 Banjitar Banjo (Six String)
  • Gold Tone GT-500 Banjitar Banjo (Six String)

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The Gold Tone Banjiitar GT 500 is a versatile instrument that combines the characteristics of a banjo and a guitar. With its flat head tone ring, wood resonator, and banjo pickup, the Banjitar delivers authentic banjo tone while providing a familiar playing experience for guitar players.

This 6-string Banjo Guitar features a traditional design with a maple rim, maple resonator, maple neck, and a rosewood radiused fingerboard. The combination of these high-quality materials contributes to its rich and resonant sound.

Equipped with the Gold Tone SMP pick-up, this model offers enhanced bass response and bright banjo-style treble. The Banjitar GT 500 delivers excellent acoustic volume and sustains well, allowing you to fully explore its sonic capabilities.

  • Authentic banjo tone with the familiarity of a guitar
  • Flat head tone ring, wood resonator, and banjo pickup
  • Maple rim, resonator, and neck
  • Radiused rosewood fingerboard
  • Gold Tone SMP pick-up for accentuated bass and piercing treble
  • Excellent acoustic volume and sustain
  • Neck - Maple
  • Resonator - Maple
  • Tone Ring - Steel Alloy
  • Fingerboard - Radiused Rosewood
  • Rim - Maple
  • Nut - Bone
  • Tuners - Sealed gear
  • Tailpiece - Heavy-duty stainless steel
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Banjo Q&A

What is a banjo resonator and what does it accomplish?

A resonator is the back, bowl-shaped part of a banjo that helps to reflect the sound out to your audience, thus making the banjo sound louder and brighter. This is in contrast to an open-back banjo, which does not have a resonator.


What is the difference in sound between a resonator banjo and an open-back banjo?

Resonator banjos project the sound toward the audience with more ringing (resonation). Open-back banjos have a more mellow and softer sound, but are sometimes preferred by banjo players of different play styles. Open-back banjos are preferred by old-time clawhammer banjo players, while newer bluegrass players sometimes prefer the louder ringing sound of a resonator banjo.


What banjo should a beginner buy?

We always recommend beginners pick up an instrument that they will proudly play and learn on. For this reason, we recommend banjos which provide a good value, without being cost prohibitive.  Fortunately, some big names in banjos have continued to manufacture impeccable, affordable banjos which are perfect for beginners. We recommend beginners look at purchasing the following banjos:


What is the most common type of banjo

The most common type of banjo, especially in the US, is the 5-string banjo. The 5th string of the 5-string banjo is called the "thumb string" or "drone string" because of the clawhammer technique of thumb-picking the 5th string in syncopation with the other 4 strings.


How is a standard 5-string banjo tuned?

5-string banjos are most commonly tuned in "Open G" tuning. Starting from the 5th string to the 1st string, the notes are tuned G, D, G, B, D.


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