I just purchased this Gold Tone High Moon USA Ol’ Cherry open back 12” pot banjo from the Gold Tone factory Monday. I went in looking to play a CC Carlin 12” and was shown this lovely work of art. With my first strum of a D cord I knew this was meant to be. My banjo experience up to this point has been hand me down wall hanging or closet living Kay banjos and a Oscar Schmidt open back. This is a whole new experience. I am not able to find much information on these Full Moon USA banjos except that they were made by Chris Parsio of Gold Tone, who had the time to meet with me during the purchase, and there do not seem to be a bunch of them. I just wanted everyone to see this beautiful banjo and the attention to detail put into it. I truly feel special that I am able to play this instrument. Now I just have to make my wife somehow understand.
Edited by - WarrenG on 11/25/2022 18:41:12
I don't see it on their website. Is this a new model?
I have only been able to find a couple other banjos named High Moon on line in various auctions. I think try use that name for custom projects made entirely at the factory in Titusville, FL.
I have been able to find two others the Ladye Claw and another named Cherry Claw on various websites. Just wondering if there are any others.
This is a snapshot from an add for the cherry claw.
Originally posted by WarrenG
You need to download photos to your BanjoHangout homepage, then "attach" them to your forum posts.
I have uploaded an image sorry I am new to the site.
'Dang...' 45 min
'bridge' 1 hr