Gold Tone Banjola PC


Gold Tone’s spectacular and irresistable mandola/5 string banjo hybrid!

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This banjo-necked instrument

is from the  people at Gold tone, a world leader in stringed instrument design and construction. Their talent for building excellent banjos has directly translated to the banjo hybrid instrument you see here.  their hybrid instruments such as the banjola, banjolele, banjitar and others has earned them a reputation of innovation that is unique in folk music. Their term for it is “folkternative”. Meaning they are offering some unique alternatives to players who are familiar with the  instruments we all enjoy, and have seen and heard all our lives. The banjola is at the heart of this reputation. A hybrid of the five string banjo and the Mandola, an old instrument that sounds like a mandolin with a deeper tone. You could say the mandola is to the mandolin, what the viola is to the violin. The instrument has a wonderful delicate tone similar to a dulcimer. This tone is now available to the five string banjo player with the Gold Tone Banjola, (banjo/mandola). 

There is really no instrument like it. Once you have a banjola in your hands a whole new range of possible musical opportunity opens up. The banjola is a wonderful addition to any banjo player’s collection, and one that likely won’t be gathering much dust.  It has a wonderful tone especially suited for slower music and to accompany vocals. Standing out from guitars and banjos, the banjola is truly differe 

Details of the Banjola PC are:

Neck Hard Rock Canadian Maple with 2-Way Adjustable Truss Rod Bridge Ebony Fixed Bridge

Fingerboard Ebony Sides Flamed Maple
Back Flamed Maple Resonator Aluminum Spun Cone
Nut Bone Plating Triple Plated Gold
Tuners GT Master Plantetary Tuners Strings GDGBD – 010, .024w, .016, .013, .010
Pickup Neck: Stacked Humbucker; Bridge: Ribbon Transducer – Stereo Jack, Mono Jack activates Neck Pickup
Case Options HDB-M TKL Hardshell Case; HBB Heavily Padded Gigbag Other Options Capo Spikes
Fingerboard Optional Custom Fingerboard Scoop
Scale 26-1/2″ Weight 5 lbs.
Nut Width 1-3/16″ Frets 22 Medium
Total Length 38 1/4″
Country of manufacture: China

Gold tone offers the player two versions of the banjola. Their standard banjola and their upgraded banjola PC, which you see here. This instrument is labeled PC representing the master banjoist Pat Cloud, who had a big part in the design of the instrument. He was working for Disney, living in Japan at the time he had his vision, and this is reflected in the lovely rising sun motif in the inlay pattern. The PC banjola is a top professional instrument with many upgrades from the original highly successful Banjola. A wider body, pin style bridge (instead of floating), maple/abalone full body binding, multi-layered veneer back of headstock, rising sun inlay, maple heel cap, and a dual stereo out transducer/magnetic pick up. This is a great stage instrument as the amplified tone is unique and sustaining, and it has a very  “fat” tone because of the stereo pick up arrangement.

The hardshell case (HD15M) made by TKL, which is made specifically for this instrument is in stock and offers the best protection for this beautiful instrument.  You can find it shown below on this page for your convenience!

The suggested retail price for the Gold Tone Banjola is $1,679.00 But you won’t pay that at Beyond Guitars!

The Gold Tone Banjola is covered by Beyond Guitars’ 14 day money back guarantee

Additional information

Weight 12 lbs


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