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  Gold Tone BG-250 Left Handed 5-String Banjo

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

List Price: $1,159.00
Our Price: $879.25
You save $279.75!

Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 48 Hours
Product Code: 1647

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The BG-250 was one of Gold Tones first instruments ever introduced. Its convertible feature allows 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.

Want railroad spikes? We install HO-gauge railroad spikes free when you purchase a banjo from us. We recommend installing them on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). This serves as a capo for 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. If you want spikes, let us know in the comments box at checkout.

Note: Our banjos are individually inspected, set up and tuned by the staff in Georgia. 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.
  • 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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