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    I've been looking , maybe in the wrong places but , but I can't find it anywhere for $ 199.00
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    I have a GT mini 5 string, a GT Irish Tenor (17" neck) and a GT BUT banjolele. I really like them all. They're all well made and beautiful.

    I watched the posted video and the GT sounded good--good price too.
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    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBD
    Kala tenor eight string - gG cC EE AA

    Luna "Peace" concert - Lo - G CEA
    Flea "Red" concert - Hi-G CEA -
    Kala "Exotic Mahogany" soprano - Hi-A DF#B

    Mahalo yellow "Smiley" soprano (Dad's Day gift) - C
    Ka-Lai Pineapple soprano (old) gift - C

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pukulele Pete View Post
    I've been looking , maybe in the wrong places but , but I can't find it anywhere for $ 199.00
    https://www.goldtone.com/product/ac-1/

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilUSAFRet View Post
    Wow , I thought you made a mistake . Thank You Phil , I think I need one of these. Looks like alot of fun for the money.
    " Anything larger than a soprano is cheating "
    " I'm no luthier but ,........"

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    Oh man I've always resisted but this might push me over to actually trying one. Good deal. No dealers like HMS/ MIM(?)
    "If a lot of people play the ukulele, the world would be a better place to live."

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    Does anyone know what the scale length is? Can it be strung with flurocarbon or nylon strings?

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    They said they were going to start working on a prototype, so no answer on that except from Goldtone. Nice folks there. I suggested a 1 3/8" nut for it to entice ukers.

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    Gold Tone makes a baritone banjolele too. I suppose one could tune it to DGBD/dGBD and make it even more banjo like.
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBD
    Kala tenor eight string - gG cC EE AA

    Luna "Peace" concert - Lo - G CEA
    Flea "Red" concert - Hi-G CEA -
    Kala "Exotic Mahogany" soprano - Hi-A DF#B

    Mahalo yellow "Smiley" soprano (Dad's Day gift) - C
    Ka-Lai Pineapple soprano (old) gift - C

    “A man’s got to know his limitations”. - Dirty Harry

    God gave us old age so we wouldn't mind dying so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by igorthebarbarian View Post
    Oh man I've always resisted but this might push me over to actually trying one. Good deal. No dealers like HMS/ MIM(?)
    Seems easier to find vendors that do banjo setups than ukulele setups, I've learned. Plus, they are easier to setup by the player thanks to truss rods, coordinator rods and the movable bridge. The Deering banjolele was my gateway drug to banjos, regrettably (or happily). Went with a Deering Eagle II after briefly trying a Goodtime II and enjoying it very much (recalling my UAS journey, I figured I'd skip the upgrade path so that I only have one resonator "banjer" and down the road one open back one with a scooped neck).

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