Howdy and welcome to the EEARSS by Alligator Robb Podcast Produced by Terrier TV at Titusville High School. On Episode 43 of Season 2 we are Joined by Justin Grizzle of Gold Tone Music Group.
Gold Tone was founded by Wayne and Robyn Rogers, who still operate it to this day. Their extended family works hard every day to ensure that each instrument that leaves our facility meets the highest standards of utility and value. At Gold Tone, they care about YOU, the player. Anyone who has ever owned a Gold Tone instrument is truly part of their family.
Wayne and Robyn Rogers were active folk musicians in the 1970s when they decided to open Strings N’ Things Music Center in 1978. Today’s Gold Tone Group started life as Gold Tone Banjos, founded in Titusville, Florida by Wayne and Robyn in 1993. Wayne designed and manufactured Gold Tone’s first banjo, the original TB-100 Travel Banjo and began selling the “Traveler” via mail order. After a wonderful review by Banjo Newsletter, demand for the TB-100 mushroomed. As the company grew, Wayne’s innovations, combined with proven vintage designs, had dealers and their customers clamoring for Gold Tone’s affordable yet high-quality banjos. Gold Tone’s offerings grew to include fretted string instruments of every description including four-string and five-string banjos, six-string banjos (banjitars), mandolin-banjos, Weissenborn Hawaiian steel guitars, metal- and wood-bodied resonator guitars and mandolins.
Justin… What a guy!!! … Wow where to start… Musician, Engineer, Builder, Leader and extremely wonderful human that runs the show over at Gold Tone Music Group. Justin has a construction background before coming to Gold Tone and this in my opinion has given him a fundamental knowledge in working with and fine tuning the gold tone instruments.
We talk about him and the company and his journey to the place he is now with-in this tremendous organization in Titusville. Gold Tone makes so many different types of instruments and as you will learn in this conversation, even explores new variations and historical instrumentation as well. Gold Tone has been a staple of the Brevard County Community since 1993.
I must say tune in for the knowledge and stay for Banjo Jam Session!!
At Gold Tone, They embrace all music and musicians: beginners, hobbyists, professionals; fans of bluegrass, folk, pop, rock, or any genre. Gold Tone’s mission is to inspire everyone to give a voice to their musical ideas through the medium of our fretted instruments of the highest quality, offered at the fairest prices possible.
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