Gold Tone Dojo, Resonator 5-String Banjo w/ Mahogany Body & Spun Aluminum Cone
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My oh my...What do we have here?
The Gold Tone Dojo is a 5-string Resonator banjo and it has a voice as pretty as it looks. If you've already got your banjo chops down, and are looking for something to expand your sonic vocabulary, the Dojo deserves a closer look.
The Dojo gets its unique look and gentle voice from a genuine mahogany body and neck, and spun aluminum cone with biscuit bridge. The neatly bound neck is topped with a rosewood fretboard, and a deep treble cutaway assures you won't run out of frets before you run out of licks!
The Dojo has easy, supple string action and substantially more sustain than a traditional banjo. It's also much lighter...this example weighs but 4 lb, 12 oz! Its voice is far sweeter and more softly spoken than a traditional banjo and lends itself well to many styles of music no normally associated with banjo.
Eye candy abounds on the Dojo. The bookmatched mahogany is beautifully grained and the gloss finish gives it a depth that is hard to convey in photographs. The multicolored pearloid binding on the top adds a subtle “boutique” vibe and the split diamond inlays are perfectly executed without a hint of filler to be found. A stylized “F-hole”, gleaming nickel brightwork and an ivoroid heel cap complete the presentation.
The hardware is also first rate. The 5th string has a geared tuner and the others are planetary design. The tailpiece is cast, not stamped and the cone is spun aluminum. The biscuit bridge is topped with a maple and ebony saddle and the Zero Glide nut is genuine bone. Workmanship is commendable throughout.
Every 5-string banjo player deserves a Dojo. It's not often that we get to expand our musical horizons without learning a new instrument.
Why Buy From LightSpeed Music?
The pictures shown in the listing are of the actual instrument you will receive. Every piece of wood is unique, and you deserve to see exactly what you are buying. We know that buying musical gear online is hard, so we welcome any questions you have. If you would like an "in hand" description or you need more details, please call weekdays at 618-719-2392. We are here to assist you from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM Central time. It's a big internet, and we know you have many choices. As such, we are thankful for the thousands of musicians that have chosen us, and hope to be able to add you to our family.
Gold Tone Dojo Resophonic 5-String Banjo Specifications:
Resonator: Spun Aluminum
Nut: Zero Glide & Bone
Bridge: Maple & Ebony
Binding: Pearloid Body Top, Back & Neck
Inlays: Split Diamond
Tailpiece: Straightline Cast
Tuners: Geared 5th String & Planetary w/ Pearloid Buttons
Strings: GDGBD- 010, .024w, .016, .013, .010
Scale Length: 26-3/8"
Nut Width: 1-3/16"
Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
Finish: Gloss Natural
UPC Code: 875116000417