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SOLD For Sale or Trade: SOLD: Gold Tone BT-14 Banjo-Guitar - 14" pot!

Posted By: banjobard (+4) | Rate Member
 Member 5+ Years  Verified Seller  Returns allowed with money back refund

$800 USD

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Excellent quality rare Gold Tone BT-14 banjo guitar. Gold Tone is the only maker of these giant 14" cello banjo models, and it works best with the low tones of the guitar.

Most guitar-banjos sound like crap because they use an 11" diameter pot, which works great in regular banjo frequencies but just doesn't produce the deeper sounds of a guitar very well. They tend to only sound good once capo'd about 5 frets up, and then only the higher-end instruments. This banjo with a 14" pot, on the other hand, makes for a very resonant sound that works for a variety of guitar styles of playing. I got it with the intention of making a baritone 5+1 string banjo and playing it like a banjo with an extra deep bass string. Which I'll still likely do if I don't sell it. But I have too many instruments at the moment, and I need to downsize. This model is no longer made by Gold Tone, and sells new for around $1200. This one is in pretty pristine condition, but for 1/3 off the price.

See a sound sample of this model (not played by me)

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From the maker:
If you have ever played a vintage 14" pre-war style banjitar and enjoyed the dark and plunky tone, the BT-14 is for you! Following the success of the Gold Tone 4 and 5 String Cello Banjos featuring the 14" pot assembly, we received a strong interest in the same pot assembly with a 6-string neck for guitarists. Instead of the traditional steel or gut strings, we have opted to set these banjos up with a nylon classical guitar string set that really contributes nicely to the warm tonal characteristics a pot assembly such as this naturally offers. Check one out today at your local Gold Tone dealer and add a little bit of modern vintage into your music!


United States, Bellingham, WA, 98225


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Cash (in person), Paypal

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I'll cover paypal fees. Deduct $50 for in-person sale.

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition

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