Monday, May 13, 2013 @7:02:18 PM
The Soundbird by Gold Tone
~ A banjo with a free spirit soaring with a sound all its own ~
The Soundbird by Gold Tone is timbre-rich 4-string banjo introducing state-of-the-art lutherie that uncovers a hidden treasure of radiant, jewel-like tones. Innovative Neck-Lift engineering raises the fingerboard 3/8” above the head and aligns the strings on a parallel plain with the head, dramatically expanding the banjo’s tonal spectrum.
* Optimized for nylon strings for deep, rich, mellow and varied tone.
* Well-built, lightweight and balanced.
* 12-inch rim expands frequency response.
* Tensiator tailpiece improves tone by equalizing string tension.
* Zero Glide Nut improves playability, tuning stability and tonal consistency.
* Renaissance head enhances nylon string timbre.
* 19-fret hearts and flowers neck and fiddle peghead convey classic elegance.
* Neck-Lift engineering unleashes a wealth of sound in the variable tonal continuum, between bridge and rim.
“A great, bottomless sonority comes out of that banjo…Takes the banjo in a wholly original direction… Very fine playing, Paul, deep and resonant. You make some great music with that banjo, music that demonstrates the great emotional and spiritual potential of the banjo, needing only to be unlocked by a thoughtful player.” ~ Don Borchelt
“I'm enjoying the Soundbird videos you're posting, Paul. In fact, I made them the ‘featured video’ in today's email blast to the BHO newsletter list.”
~ Eric Schlange, Banjo Hangout
The Soundbird by Gold Tone is a custom Paul Roberts banjo available through BanjoCrazy.com.
Rim – 12” Maple
Neck – Maple with 2-Way Adjustable Truss Rod
Fingerboard – Rosewood
Bridge – Maple with Ebony Cap
Wood Finish – Vintage Brown
Neck Binding – Celluloid
Fingerboard Inlay – Hearts and Flowers
Body Binding – Celluloid
Parts and Hardware
Tone Ring – Rolled Brass
Tailpiece – Heavy Duty German Made Tensiator
Nut – Zero Glide
Dual Coordinator Rod Configuration
Tuners - Gold Tone Master Planets
Plating – Chrome
Nylon Strings GDAE octave below violin or lower .048 .034w .028w .028p
Flat Hooks with Ball-end Nuts
Steel Rod Tension Hoop
One Leg Armrest Engraved
Nut Width 1-3/16”
Total Length 35-1/2”
Weight 6.2 lb.
Head Size 12” Remo Renaissance, High Collar
(free shipping to lower 48 states US)
Resonator 14” Maple $239
Notched Counter-hoop with J-hooks $112
Padded Gig Bag $42.50
Hard-shell Case $90
SMP+ Pickup $145
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