The Gold Star GF-100JD JD Crowe Banjo is a re-creation of the prewar Gibson RB-3 five string banjo used by J D Crowe on the highly influential 1980 recording ‘The Bluegrass Album'”. That album also featured Tony Rice on Guitar, Bobby Hicks on Fiddle, Doyle Lawson on Mandolin and vocals, and Todd Phillips on bass. The original concept was a bluegrass ‘super group’ to back up a Tony Rice solo album but they worked so well together that several more albums were released.
Built like the classic pre-wear RB-3 Flathead Resonator banjo, the Gold Star GF-100JD JD Crowe Banjo features Mahogany for the resonator and neck, Indian Rosewood for the fingerboard, a multi-ply Hard Rock Maple rim and sandcast No-Hole alloy tone ring.
- Traditional V-shaped neck with single truss rod.
- Deep arch, tapered wall resonator.
- Period-correct twin purfling rings.
- Deluxe Gold Star 4:1 Pancake Planets for precise easy tuning.
- Bound Santos tonewood fingerboard.
- No-hole, cast, machined flathead tone ring.
- Hardshell case included.