12" head, magnificent maple rim with hog dog armrest and scooped maple neck.
This Carlin model banjo was the first to be issued. It was the result of a meeting between Carlin and Gold Tone president Wayne Rogers at the 2004 IBMA Fan Fest. All of the BC-350 Bob Carlin banjo features and dimensions are per Mr. Carlin's specifications (arrived at after several trips by Bob to the Gold Tone plant) and include a 12" 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 Bob Carlin Banjo is set up by skilled hands in their Florida shop.
- Neck: Maple with ScoopFinish: Natural GlossFingerboard: EbonyBridge: Maple with Ebony CapTuners: GT Master PlanetsInlay: Dot & StarTruss Rod: Two-Way AdjustableTone Ring: Rolled BrassRim: 12" 3-Ply MapleTension Hoop: Notched BrassBinding: Black ABSBrackets: 26Buttons: C-StyleHardware: Nickel PlatedPickups: OptionalTailpiece: No-KnotArmrest: "Hot Dog"Head: 12" HC RenaissanceNumber of Frets: 18Nut Width: 1-3/8" BoneScale Length: 26-3/16"Weight: 6.5 lb.Tuning: GDGBDStrings: .011 .013 .016 .024w .011