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  • The BG-Mini

    Prices are listed below what comes free with the banjo, instrument details and demo videos. Thanks, Ross Nickerson
    from Goldtone Banjos and

    The Gold Tone Mini-Banjo plays great and is great youth banjo for children and kids ages 14 and under It's also a fantastic travel banjo that is small enough to fit in a backpack.

    With a two-way adjustable truss rod, a bone nut, planetary-style tuners and a geared fifth string peg, this is a lot of quality for not a lot of money, and it is a very playable novelty banjo. It has an eight-inch head stretched across a modified, hoop-style solid brass tone ring, and puts out a satisfactory tone and volume.

    Soundbyte of the Bluegrass Mini
    played by Scott Cockerham
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    Includes free US banjo shipping,
    Fundamentals of Five String Banjo Book with 2 CDs and DVD (or other Ross Nickerson Book/CD/DVD of your choice)
    and a one year membership to

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    Child size banjo


    Easy to play small banjo for children and great travel banjo for adults.
    Small Travel Banjo travelling banjo

    Free Book/CD/DVD
    with purchase

    Comprehensive two hour Beginner DVD with 52 page book and two audio CDs, a 29.95 value.

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    online lesson
    Immediate Access to Beginner Online Banjo Lesson Option 1 as soon as you purchase the banjo. Includes high quality Video, Audio and Tablature.
    You'll be learning banjo
    before you know it.
    12.95 value

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    free videos
    Free one year membership to members site now has over 90 free videos, 50 lesson and song videos with matching tab, over 100 free tab files, more than 50 Ask the Banjo Teacher columns and instruction articles.
    29.95 value

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    BG Mini Reviews

    My BG Mini arrived in great condition and it's a little bottler as we say in Australia! As a professional entertainer I don't usually buy an instrument at such a price but as I already have a GoldTone Orange Blossom I hoped that the quality would still be there. And it is! I'm looking forward to using the BG Mini in my club & festival work back. Thanks & I'm sure I'll be buying more through! Warm Regards from Aubrey Beggs

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    BG-Mini arrived late today. Beautiful! Have only had a few minutes to strum and love it already. Thanks much, Jack

    Goldtone BG Mini Customer from England, UK
    It's so nice and small and it sounds great. The mute works great too. I'm off home tonight to do some practising. Thanks for everything Jen


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    The manufacturer does not make a gig bag for the BG Mini
    only a hard case is suitable

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    Left handed Goldtone BG Mini add 49.00
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    Here is a review on the BG-Mini
    Goldtone's Bluegrass Mini - From the Banjo Newsletter
    By Ben Freed

    Wayne Rogers of Gold Tone Musical Instruments has come up with some very innovative ideas in the entry- and intermediate-level banjo marketplace and his new Bluegrass Mini is no exception. This is truly a unique product that should find a home in several musical niches. It may be the world's only child-sized fully functional bluegrass banjo and it is way cool. It has a maple neck, a multi-ply maple rim, a bound mahogany fingerboard, and bound mahogany resonator. With a two-way adjustable truss rod, a bone nut, planetary-style tuners and a geared fifth string peg, this is a lot of quality for not a lot of money, and it is a very playable novelty banjo. It has an eight-inch head stretched across a modified, hoop-style 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 with standard gauge strings, so when played in it's played in open position (no capo) it feels as if you were capoing at the fifth fret of a "normal" banjo. Certainly, any small child who has crumpled under the weight of a behemoth "Master-Tone" will love this neat little banjo. It actually looks like a Mastertone that accidentally got left in the "hot-dry" cycle. I can hardly imagine any bluegrass act not wanting one of these for a novelty tune. As a travel banjo, it's perfect, weighing in at six pounds. In fact, the Gold Tone Bluegrass Mini, with its case, could easily fit in a regular suitcase. The price is listed on this page and for a discounted additional you get the well-padded gig bag that has been designed exclusively for this neat banjo, which is sure to become a collectible. Recommended.

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    Thank you! .....When I opened the case, the banjo was perfectly in tune and had a straight neck. It sounds great and I'm very pleased with the product. I am even more pleased with your communication with regard to my purchase. P.S. Thanks for the book too.
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