Item #1581982 Model #HM-100A

Gold Tone HM-100 A-Scale High Moon Openback Banjo Mahogany Satin


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Accessible full-featured banjo designed for comfortable playability.

The Gold Tone HM-100 A-Scale “High Moon” old-time banjo was designed to satisfy the modern clawhammer banjoist’s desire for a full-featured and wonderful-sounding banjo at an affordable price. The HM-100 sports many of the custom touches found on some of today’s finest “boutique” banjos, including a fingerboard scoop, a single-rod neck-angle adjuster enclosed in a machine-turned wooden dowel, fourteen hooks mounted in spherical (or “pawn”) shoes to assure full resonance while providing even tensioning and high-quality Gotoh machine heads. Plus, the truss rod adjustment is on the peghead. While some players might prefer the look of a smooth headstock, a truss rod that adjusts from a socket in the face of the neck heel that faces the pot is impractical and inconvenient. Placing the adjuster on the peghead allows easy adjustment with the strings tuned to pitch, assuring accuracy. The full, woody tone of the High Moon rim is accented by a rolled flat brass tone ring. The 12" Remo Renaissance head burnishes the sound, making it smooth but well-defined so each note is clear but mellow. A Zero Glide string nut assures better intonation and open-string tone that matches the fretted-string tone.
  • Buttons: Cream
  • Nut width: 1-3/8" ZeroGlide Nut
  • Tuners: GT Master Planetary
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Frets: 17
  • Inlay: Dot and Moon
  • Material: Mahogany
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
  • Armrest: Little Mountain Maple
  • Binding: Maple
  • Brackets: 14 pawn lugs
  • Bridge: Maple w/ ebony cap
  • Coordinator Rods: Single rod with dowel
  • Finish: Mahogony satin
  • Hardware: Nickel-plated
  • Head: 12" Remo HC Renaissance
  • Rim: 12" 3-Ply Maple w/ Faux Dowel
  • Tailpiece: Crescent Tailpiece
  • Tension Hoop: 12" Notched 14 Bracket
  • Tone Ring: 12” Rolled brass flat bar
  • Scale length: 23-1/2"
  • Weight: 6 lb.
  • Case: Gig bag
  • String Gauge: .010, .024w, .014, .012, .010
  • Tuning: AEAC#E