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

        The Gold Star GF-100HF Mahogany Hearts and Flowers 5-String Banjo was created to meet the demand among banjo players for what most agree is the ideal bluegrass banjo: the flathead built in very limited quantities during the 1930s. This banjo is a direct descendant of the GF-100 5-String Banjo made 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 Hearts and Flowers 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.

        Features

        • 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
        • Hearts and Flowers 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

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

         
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        Gold StarGF-100HF Mahogany Hearts and Flowers 5-String Banjo
         
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        5.0

        Best banjo to upgrade to

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Gold Star GF-100HF Mahogany Hearts and Flowers 5-String Banjo:

        I've had this banjo for almost a year now, and it's great. I play in a traditional blugrass band and it's perfect. It has good tone, sustain, and great looks. The finish is great and the inlays are good. The pictures do not do it justice. The only problem I had with this banjo was the tuning machines eventually lose their tuning and need to be replaced. I replaced them with Grover tuners that work great. The action and setup of this banjo are superb, except the bridge needs to be placed in the right position. If you have a cheaper instrument and are upgrading this is the banjo for you. I really enjoy playing my banjo And if you buy this one I hope you do too.

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        5.0

        Bringing Back The Pre-War Era of Banjos

        By Texas Rocker

        from McKinney, TX

        Comments about Gold Star GF-100HF Mahogany Hearts and Flowers 5-String Banjo:

        The Gold Star GF-100 (Hearts and Flowers) totally brings back the pre-war era of banjos that you can only get out of an old Gibson RB-3 or a Gibson Granada. Every time I play this banjo I can absolutely tell why bluegrass banjo players would play an instrument like this.

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