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Gold Star GF-100FE Mahogany Flying Eagle 5-String Banjo   

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The Gold Star GF-100FE Mahogany Flying Eagle 5-String Banjo was created to meet the demand among banjo players for what most agree is the ideal blueg...Click To Read More About This Product

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A traditional flathead banjo completely faithful to the original '30s models.

The Gold Star GF-100FE Mahogany Flying Eagle 5-String Banjo was created to meet the demand among banjo players for what most agree is the ideal bluegrass banjo: the flathead that was built in very limited quantities during the 1930s. This banjo is a direct descendant of the GF-100 5-String Banjo built to great acclaim in the '70s and '80s. It has a select mahogany neck, bound mahogany resonator with inlaid double concentric rings, a cast bell-bronze tone ring, deluxe 3-ply rock maple rim, double coordinator rods, a single-piece die-cast flange, Presto tailpiece, armrest, and geared planetary tuners with geared fifth peg. Hand-cut mother-of-pearl inlays are laid out in the Flying Eagle pattern on the ebony fingerboard and peghead overlay. All hardware is triple nickel-plated. It is shop adjusted and comes with a deluxe reissue Gold Star hardshell case.

  • Select mahogany neck
  • Bound mahogany resonator with inlaid double concentric rings
  • Cast bell-bronze tone ring
  • Deluxe 3-ply rock maple rim
  • Double coordinator rods
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Medium nickel-silver frets
  • Flying Eagle inlay pattern in hand-cut mother-of-pearl on fretboard and peghead
  • Single-piece die-cast flange
  • P-140 geared planetary tuners
  • P-142 geared fifth-peg
  • P-118 Old Presto tailpiece
  • P-104 armrest
  • Maple bridge
  • Triple nickel-plated hardware
  • Deluxe re-issue Gold Star hardshell case
  • Shop adjusted

Gold Star took 25 years to improve these already legendary instruments. Make sure you get yours; order today!


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A top quality banjo

By Anonymous

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Comments about Gold Star GF-100FE Mahogany Flying Eagle 5-String Banjo:

I played a Gibson RB-8 and an Ibanez Artist model for years and loved them both, but especially the Ibanez, which had great tone, was really loud and stayed right in tune. When they were ripped off I eventually had to look for a replacement. After bidding on a few used Artist models, I decided to spend a bit more and get a new Gold Star, based on its enthusiastic reviews.The new Gold Star FE100 is a quality instrument. The construction, finish, and sound are tops. The inlay work is beautiful. This banjo (a re-issue) lives up to its reputation as a faithful copy of the heavy Gibsons in looks and playability. It's a great banjo and I recommend it to anyone.One thing you should know is that this banjo is made in China (previously Gold Stars were made in Japan). The quality however, is tops.

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