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Gold Star GF-100W Mahogany Wreath 5-String Banjo   

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

Available 03-24-2017

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

The Gold Star GF-100W Mahogany Wreath 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 Wreath 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
  • Wreath 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-100W Mahogany Wreath 5-String Banjo
 
5.0

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5.0

Excellent for Twangin'

By Mueller

from Nashville, Tennessee

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • High Quality

Cons

  • Somewhat Muted Tone

Best Uses

  • Performance

Comments about Gold Star GF-100W Mahogany Wreath 5-String Banjo:

I purchased a Goldstar GF-100 a few years back, and I expect to keep playing this banjo for many years to come. For the price, I don't believe that you can find a better, more reliable banjo.

That being said, the GF-100 doesn't pack quite the kick that a high quality banjo usually does. It lacks something of the sharp twang that defines the sound of the banjo. I personally don't mind this quite as much, as it makes the notes a bit more subtle and less overpowering, but it does affect the volume of the instrument.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gold Star Wreath Banjo

By DrT

from Auburn, AL.

Comments about Gold Star GF-100W Mahogany Wreath 5-String Banjo:

I have a Gibson Blackjack and a Deering Calico, both are fine American-made banjos, and this one can hold its own with both of them. It's hard to beat this one for the money. The fit and finish are first-quality and the sound is superb! If you need a professional banjo and don?t have a whole lot of money, check out the Gold Stars!

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