Offered by Dean Johnson's Music, Inc.

NOTE: Stock photos. Photos are NOT of the actual instrument that will be received.

NEW Gold Tone CC-12 LEFT-HANDED Cripple Creek Bob Carlin banjo with Gold Tone Gig Bag. This is a NEW A-stock instrument, NOT a "B" or factory second.

Comes with a 7 year warranty from Gold Tone to original owner.


Bob Carlin has taught hundreds of people to play Old Time banjo, so it's only logical to make his signature banjo specs available to new players by way of a Cripple Creek (CC) version. Undeniably a world-beating value in a twelve-inch clawhammer banjo, the CC-Carlin12 has all the right stuff: a nut width of 1 and 3/8", a two-way truss rod in the maple neck, scooped black-bound fretboard with dot inlays and a three-ply maple rim. Set up by Gold Tone's luthiers to play perfectly right out of the included gig bag, the CC-Carlin12 is an unbeatable buy.



  • Buttons : B-Style
  • Nut Width : 1-3/8" Bone
  • Tuners : Sealed Guitar-Style


  • Fingerboard : Select Wood
  • Frets : 18
  • Inlay : Dot & Star
  • Material : Maple
  • Truss Rod : Two-Way Adjustable


  • Binding : Black ABS
  • Brackets : 24
  • Bridge : Maple with Ebony Cap
  • Finish : Natural Gloss
  • Hardware : Chrome Plated
  • Head : 12" LC Renaissance
  • Rim : Multi-Ply Maple
  • Tailpiece : Vintage
  • Counter Hoop : Flat Bar
  • Tone Ring : Rolled Brass


  • Scale Length : 26-3/16"
  • Weight : 5.8 lbs.


  • Bag : Included
  • String Gauge : .011, .024w, .016, .013, .011
  • Tuning : GDGBD

Handling time is 1 DAY for items in our store inventory. For items that are not in our own store inventory (MOST ITEMS THAT ARE ADVERTISED AS “STOCK LISTINGS”), handling time before shipping is usually 2 or 3 days but sometimes up to 5 days.
Buyers may inquire for more information on expected shipping time.

As per our shipping policy, for larger items, we use UPS or FedEx.
Instrument purchases need to have the buyer’s physical address as the ship-to (UPS and FedEx do NOT deliver to PO Boxes).
Buyers can request a quote for the additional shipping cost, in cases where USPS is preferred or an only option for the buyer.

Our official hours of operation are 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Friday and Saturday Eastern Standard Time. We are closed Sundays. Our regular shipping days are Monday through Friday.

Considering the large volume of listings we maintain, though rare, typographical errors and oversights will sometimes occur. Note, especially, that a case is ONLY included with a sale when it is pictured in the ad. On rare occasion, text in the description or title may inadvertently indicate otherwise. If there is any doubt, please inquire. We ALWAYS post a picture of a case when one is included in a sale. Only the item(s) pictured in the ad are included in this sale.

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  • CC-Carlin12 Bob Carlin Signature 12" Openback Banjo

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Dean Johnson's Music

Zephyrhills, FL, United States
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