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Gold Tone: AC-1

Submitted by Eddie Collins on 9/21/2022

Where Purchased: South Austin Music

Year Purchased: 2022
Price Paid: 259 ($US)


It's an open back, so it can be used for clawhammer, but works with bluegrass as well

Sound Rating: 7


The banjo was already set up with perfect intonation. Changes could be easily made. Would like to get an armrest for it.

Setup Rating: 10


Solid work for an inexpensive banjo

Appearance Rating: 7


This would primarily be for when you need a light banjo, for camping or outdoor activities. I needed one after my surgery. It is not going to be the primary banjo of a professional player.

Reliability Rating: 8

Customer Service

Gold Tone has a top-notch service record

Customer Service: 10


The composite pot is what makes it so light, there is no resonator, but one could be added

Components Rating: 8

Overall Comments

Best thing going for an entry level model.

Overall Rating: 9

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