Gold Tone 5 String Bob Carlin Openback BC-350 Banjo

sku# CBC350


This Carlin model was the first to be issued; it was the result of a meeting between Bob and Gold Tone president Wayne Rogers at the 2004 IBMA Fan Fest. All of the BC-350 features and dimensions are per Mr. Carlin's specifications (arrived at after several trips by Bob to the Gold Tone plant) and include a twelve-inch three-ply maple pot with an innovative dowel-stick/coordinator rod, a rolled brass tone ring, maple neck with scooped ebony fretboard, planetary-gear tuning machines, No Knot tailpiece and "hot-dog" armrest. All metal parts are richly nickel-plated for long-wearing durability. Of course, each BC-350 is set up by skilled hands in our Florida shop. Available as left-handed model.


Neck: Maple with Scoop

Finish: Natural Gloss

Fingerboard: Ebony

Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap

Tuners: GT Master Planets

Inlay: Dot & Star 

Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable

Tone Ring: Rolled Brass

Rim: 12" 3-Ply Maple

Tension Hoop: Notched Counterhoop

Binding: Black ABS

Brackets: 26

Buttons: C-Style

Hardware: Nickel Plated

Pickups: Optional

Tailpiece: No-Knot

Armrest: "Hot Dog"

Head: 12" HC Renaissance

Number of Frets: 18

Nut Width: 1-3/8" Bone

Scale Length: 26-3/16"

Weight: 6.5 lbs.

Tuning: GDGBD

Strings: .011 .013 .016 .024w .011

Option 1: SMP+ Pickup

Hard Case: HD15-M (Optional)

Bag: HPB (Optional)

Left-Handed Available: Yes

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