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  Gold Tone BG-250 5-String Banjo Left-Handed

Gold Tone BG-250 Left Handed 5-String Banjo
Gold Tone BG-250 Left Handed 5-String Banjo

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List Price: $1,159.00
Our Price: $879.25
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Product Code: 1647

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One of Gold Tone's first instruments ever introduced, the BG-250, with its convertible feature, is still popular today. It has a great bluegrass tone, and by removing the resonator and brackets, you now have a genuine old time openback. This is a great feature for players wanting to play both styles. The slim neck provides easy action and the bell brass tone ring contributes to its loud volume. The 13-inch resonator makes it a little lighter and easier to carry.

Want 5th-string railroad spike capos? We offer this as a free service when you buy a banjo from us. Choose Yes or No when you add this banjo to your shopping cart.

What's a 5th-string railroad spike capo? Click here to see a photo. When you use a standard capo on your banjo fretboard, fretting strings 1 through 4, you'll need to capo the 5th string separately. The 5th string starts at the 5th fret. If your standard capo is on the 2nd fret, you also need to capo the 5th string two frets higher, at the 7th fret. We recommend installing railroad spike capos on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). We install them on the fretboard just under the 5th string, an idea that was developed and used by Earl Scruggs himself. We use them, and so do most of the professional players we know. When you're playing, you don't really notice the spikes because they're out of the way, but they're always there when you need them. Simply slide the 5th string under the spike. When you're done, slide it out.

Note: Our banjos are individually inspected and set up by our staff in Georgia, and delivered ready-to-play. We are banjo players, so we set them up the way we want to play them! Each banjo is in tune when we carefully pack it for shipment. Climate conditions and travel will affect the tuning, so it may need to be fine-tuned before playing. presents the Gold Tone BG-250 5-String Banjo
  • Neck: Maple
  • Resonator: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Maple/Ebony
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Wood Finish: Vintage Brown
  • Headstock Inlay: Mother of Pearl
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Snowflake
  • Neck Binding: Ceuloid
  • Body Binding: Ceuliod
  • Nut: Bone
  • Tailpiece: Straight line
  • Tuners: GT Master Planets
  • Tone Ring: Brass Sand Cast
  • Rim: Multiply Maple
  • Tension Hoop: Steel
  • Flange: No flange/convertible
  • Strings: Medium
  • Plating: Chrome
  • Arm Rest: Steel
  • Scale: 26 3/16"
  • Nut Width: 1 3/16"
  • Head Size: Remo frosted 11" high collar
  • Weight: 10.4 lbs.
  • Frets: Medium

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