If you teach banjo to kids or have a child that REALLY wants to get serious about the five-string banjo, you are faced with a problem. Your eight- or ten-year-old is crazy talented, but playing the banjo that's bigger than he or she is can be a hurdle that's very hard to manage. You've perhaps gone the route of the "bargain" banjo; it's still full-sized and maybe it didn't play or sound that terrific, either. If you want to encourage a little picker, the Gold Tone BG-Mini is the only way to go.

The Mini is a for-real, actual Bluegrass banjo that's been scaled down in size to provide pint-sized pickers with a professional-grade banjo. Its design echoes that of Gold Tone's BG-250F and features an eight-inch diameter head sitting on a rolled-brass rod tone ring, a two-way adjustable truss rod, bone nut, planetary tuners, geared fifth-string peg, and a complete pro setup in Gold Tone's Florida shop. The BG-Mini is tuned to open C (like the fifth fret of a standard banjo). This is NOT a novelty banjo; it's the real deal and adult players can use it as the ultimate travel banjo! Available as a left-handed model.

Features: 

  • Folkternative Design.
  • Planetary Tuners.
  • One-Piece Flange.
  • Maple Construction.

Important Specifications:

  • Neck: Maple.
  • Finish: Vintage Brown.
  • Fingerboard: Blackwood.
  • Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap.
  • Tuners: Planetary.
  • Inlay: Snowflake.
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable.
  • Tone Ring: Rolled Brass.
  • Rim: Multi-Ply Maple.
  • Tension Hoop: Flat Bar.
  • Flange: One-piece Die Cast.
  • Binding: White ABS.
  • Brackets: 16.
  • Buttons: A-Style.
  • Hardware: Chrome Plated.
  • Pickups: Optional.
  • Tailpiece: No-Knot.
  • Resonator: 10" Mahogany.
  • Armrest: Vega-Style.
  • Head: 8" LC Smooth.
  • Number of Frets: 19.
  • Nut Width: 1-3/16" Bone.
  • Scale Length: 19-3/4".
  • Weight: 5 lbs.
  • Tuning: C5, G3, C4, E4, G4.
  • Tuning (Alternate): GDGBD.
  • Strings: .011, .024w, .016, .013, .011.
  • Strings (Alternate): .016, .034w, .024w, .018, .016.
  • Option 1: SMP+ P.
  • Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup.
  • Hard Case: HDBG (Optional).
  • Left-Handed Available: Yes.

Accessories Included:

  • Gig Bag.

Special Note B-Stock

B-Stock instruments play and sound perfect and meet our quality standards, but may have some slight cosmetic wear/blemishes that prevent us from selling them as A-Stock. These instruments are still set up by our luthiers and come with a full warranty!

Note: This Banjo has various finish blemishes.

ConditionB-Stock (Used)
B-Stock items are sold by an authorized dealer or original builder, but have been opened, blemished, or used in some manner.learn more
Brand
Model
  • BG-Mini Short Scale 8" Mini Bluegrass 5-String Banjo
Finish
  • Vintage Brown
Categories
Year
  • 2022

Reverb Protection

Simple Returns, Secure Transactions, Human Support

Learn more

Secure Checkout

The Gator Tone

Gainesville, FL, United States
Sales:10,645
Joined Reverb:2017

Reverb Gives

Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music.

Carbon-Offset Shipping

Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments.

Oops, looks like you forgot something. Please check the fields highlighted in red.