SOLD CC Carlin 12"
Price: $465.00 USD
This was listed awhile back, and things didn't go well. UPS screwed up the shipping destination, and the buyer on the other end got so juvenile , that I ended up just sending him his money back, that I already had in the bank. Please DO NOT ever send me cash in an envelope. I would not send cash to the Pope through the mail ! Anyway... I got this one from the second batch of these ever sent to the US from China. It has THE best feeling fingerboard I have ever played on, on any instrument! These banjos have a wonderful tone, with the Renaissance head, and the brass "head bearing". I'm especially fond of the deeper, lonesome 12" head size. I found out, I am just awful at clawhammer, so I'm letting it go. I've played Bluegrass all my life, and I just can't make my right hand do what it needs to. I had the tacks (frets 7, 9, 10), and the planetary tuners installed at the factory. I have the head tightened to where it needs to be, so it's ready to play right out of the box. The banjo is just an awesome sounding instrument, even when I play it! Go to the Gold Tone site for "CC Carlin 12", and "Videos", to hear Bob Carlin play Chinese Breakdown. I did not find a Youtube video where it sounded like it was supposed to. The link doesn't seem to want to work, until you actually get to the Gold Tone site. There are also other links out there that lets Bob brag on his signature banjo. One I believe is at NAAM. If you are looking for an old, American made piece, this is not it. If you're looking for a good quality player with great tone, at a good price, then this is the banjo for you. I have been asked about the shipping price, since it appears high. I live rural, and it's 25 miles to a drug store to use UPS, or 8 miles to a Post Office. If you live in a major city, then the rate may be half of the $68.00 I'm asking. I know for sure that it costs that much to send it from Southern Ohio to Southern Texas. That's even if UPS sends it to an address that doesn't exist, and you have to send sellers money back Express Mail. So, I am not making a dime off shipping. I sent a guitar from here to the middle of Georgia, and it was $72.00 and change. Shipping is just astronomical. If you live within a state away from me, just drive here. it has to be cheaper!
Posted By: plectrum guy
United States, 50667 Valley Belle Road, Racine, OH, 45771
Condition of Banjo: Used - Mint Condition
Brand: Gold Tone
Ad Status: Sold, #74883, viewed 783 times