A complete package designed for the novice clawhammer picker, The Gold Tone CC-OTA has everything you need to start thumping that head. The Remo Fiberskyn head itself is mounted on a sweet banjo with a half-inch-thick maple rim topped with a rolled-brass hoop (very Old Timey). The comfy maple A-scale neck (tuned two frets higher than the standard G banjo) has a rosewood fretboard complete with scoop, and both the neck and the rim wear a rich brown satin finish. Other furnishings include a No Knot tailpiece, a reproduction of the early 1900s armrest (secured by the banjo's bracket hooks), and vintage Fairbanks-style headstock shape. All of this works in complete harmony courtesy of the Gold Tone pro-luthier setup in good old Florida. A gig bag, a banjo strap, a seventh-fret fifth-string spike and the popular Bob Carlin instructional DVD complete this all-inclusive starter solution.