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Gold Tone BG-250 Bluegrass Special Banjo Vintage Brown

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The BG-250 was one of the first instruments ever introduced to the Gold Tone line and it’s the remarkable features that keep it around. Its convertib...Click To Read More About This Product

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Able to change from bluegrass-style banjo to a old-time open back styles.

The BG-250 was one of the first instruments ever introduced to the Gold Tone line and it’s the remarkable features that keep it around. Its convertible resonator feature allows for an easy conversion between a bluegrass (resonator) banjo and a genuine old time (openback) banjo by simply removing the 13” resonator and mounting brackets. Like many old-time banjos, this model features an openback pot assembly design utilizing 24 shoe lugs instead of a one-piece flange. This cuts down on the weight by about 3lb. while still being able to deliver a powerful and punchy tone. This convertible feature is great for players wanting to play in both popular styles. Other features include a bound rosewood fingerboard, a 12” bound mahogany resonator, GT Master planetary tuners, flat-top 20-hole bell brass tone ring, and a complete setup at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida.

  • Neck: Maple
  • Bridge: Maple bridge with ebony cap; 5/8"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Resonator: 13" mahogany
  • Rim: Multi-ply maple
  • Wood Finish: Vintage Brown
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Snowflake
  • Body Binding: Celluloid
  • Neck Binding: Celluloid
  • Nut: Bone
  • Arm Rest: "Gold Tone" Engraved
  • Tailpiece: Straightline Tailpiece
  • Strings: GDGBD - .010, .024w, .016, .013, .010
  • Plating: Chrome
  • Tuners: GT Master Plantetary Tuners
  • Tone Ring: Bell Brass Tone Ring
  • Tension Hoop: Notched
  • Scale: 26-3/16"
  • Weight: 10.4 lb.
  • Nut Width: 1-3/16"
  • Frets: 22
  • Head Size: 11" Remo High Crown Frosted
  • Total Length: 38-3/8"

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  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong


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    Comments about Gold Tone BG-250 Bluegrass Special Banjo:

    Guitar is my main Instrument but I've been playing the Banjo off and on for about 30 or 40 years, and I have had a lot of different brands.The Gold Tone GB 250 is the closest banjo I have ever had that was just as good as as the Gibson RB 250 in which are hard to find now days.So if you're looking for a good Banjo and a good price, here you go... You won't be sorry....

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