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Gold Tone

Gold Tone
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moosers's review (GT-1200)

By moosers, 02/05/2010
The Gold Tone GT-1200 is a 12 string banjo that has the same string configuration as a 12 string guitar, so I guess this is really as 12 string banjitar/git-jo. As you can tell just from this brief description, this is a unique instrument! I had not ever played an instrument like this until a few weeks ago when I tried one out. Obviously I was struck by it's uniqueness, but upon further review I found that this is not only unique, but is an overall awesome instrument. I know it has a pick up in, but I'm not sure what the exact specifications are on it, but there is only a single pick up in it. To be honest I haven't plugged it in, so I can't really say anything about the sound of this pick up. Either way it's definitely cool that you have the option to plug it in if you want to. There aren't any setting controls for the pick up that I'm aware of.

UTILIZATION

The feel of the Gold Tone GT-1200 is outstanding. I didn't find that using a pick was as easy as playing it with my fingers. While I'm trying to get better, I'm not the best when it comes to finger picking, but I definitely found it very easy to finger pick on the GT-1200. The weight of the instrument is about right for a banjo that has a pick up in it as it isn't exactly light, but isn't too heavy to carry. Getting a great sound acoustically is definitely an easy thing to do.

SOUNDS

The tone of the Gold Tone GT-1200 is unlike anything I've ever heard. I do own a 6 string banjo, but the GT-1200 really doesn't sound anything like it. The GT-1200 is really the perfect blend of a banjo and a 12 string guitar in terms of tone, as it is lush like a 12 string, and has the sticcato sound of a banjo. I've never had the chance to record with the Gold Tone GT-1200, but I would imagine that this brilliant sound would transfer well to the reel...

OVERALL OPINION

Unfortunately, the price of the Gold Tone GT-1200 prevents me from getting one, but I've definitely added this to the list of gear that I'd like to acquire someday, as I think there's a whole lot of cool things that could be done with it. It isn't like the price is outlandish for an instrument of this caliber, but I personally just couldn't justify spending this much on something like this. Hopefully someday this will change as the Gold Tone GT-1200 is a unique and special instrument...
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moosers's review (GME-6)

By moosers, 29/09/2011
The Gold Tone GME-6 is a very unique instrument - it's a mini six string electric guitar that is very reminiscent of a mandolin. I don't own this instrument, but I'd like to in the very near future! I played it at a local guitar shop and was very impressed with it's sound. I don't know where this is made, but it's got a maple neck and fingerboard and has a single stacked humbucking pick up.

UTILIZATION

Playing the Gold Tone GME-6 was really fun! I don't have the biggest hands in the world, so as a guitar player it's great to feel like I do! I also play mandolin, but this is a different sound, although certainly reminiscent. It's very easy to play if you know how to play guitar, unless you've got huge hands, which then you might have a little more trouble with this, although it seems like the frets are bigger than a mandolin at least. It sounds good plugged in, but there's only a single pick up with tone and volume control.

SOUNDS

I'm pretty much in love with the way the Gold Tone GME-6. In fairness, I don't have much of a frame of reference with this kind of mini six string electric guitar, as this is the only one of it's kind that I can remember using. While I've yet to have the chance to record with this, I'm definitely considering buying one to call my own. It's such a cool sound and would be great playing solo guitar and singing. I haven't used it with any effects, but I'm eager to experiment!

OVERALL OPINION

The Gold Tone GME-6 is an incredibly cool instrument, especially for fans of both electric guitar and mandolin, as it seems to land somewhere in the middle. Personally I'm excited to be able to pick up one of these for myself as I think it could open up some doors. The price is more than reasonable, and Gold Tone has a pretty strong reputation. If you're into unique stringed instruments, definitely check out the Gold Tone GME-6!
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