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Gold Tone OT-800LN Left-Handed Old Time Long Neck Banjo with Case Vintage Brown

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Overview

Old timey banjo—perfect tone and look.

The Old Tone OT-800LN is based one of the most sought-after banjos of the "classic" period (1890 to 1930) when the Boston School of banjo making was the highest expression of the art. The pot sports a pre-WW II-style Tubaphone tone ring, which adds pleasing overtones via a square-section brass tube mated to a solid brass rod, all encased in a turned brass sleeve. This is the left-handed model.

This all sits snugly on an eleven-inch maple rim equipped with dual coordinator rods (for easy action adjustment) and is topped with a Remo Renaissance head carrying a maple and ebony bridge. A No Knot tailpiece anchors the strings. The authentic bracket-band carries the bracket shoes without the need to drill holes in the rim, increasing the OT-800's power and sustain. The extended maple neck has a bound ebony fretboard inlayed in engraved vintage style, and has a scoop at the pot for the hardcore clawhammer player. A deluxe arched top hard case is included.

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Specs

OT-800LN Left-Handed Old Time Long Neck Banjo with Case Specifications:

  • Orientation: Left handed
  • Neck: Maple
  • Finish: Vintage Brown
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
  • Tuners: GT Master Planets
  • Inlay: Old-Time
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
  • Tone Ring: 32-Hole Tubaphone-Style
  • Rim: 1/2" Maple Tubaphone-Style Bracket Band
  • Tension Hoop: Notched Brass
  • Binding: White ABS
  • Brackets: 24
  • Buttons: C-Style
  • Hardware: Chrome Plated
  • Pickups: Optional
  • Tailpiece: No-Knot
  • Armrest: Reproduction of early
  • Head: 11" HC Renaissance
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1-3/16" Bone
  • Scale Length: 32"
  • Weight: 9 lbs.
  • Tuning: EBEG#B
  • Strings: .013 .016 .018 .026w .013
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