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Gold Tone OB-250 Orange Blossom 5-String Resonator Banjo


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The 5-String banjo is the standard for Bluegrass and Country styles, and the Gold Tone OB-250 Orange Blossom reflects the great pre-war American banjos from Gibson, including the hearts and flowers inlay and heavy bell brass tone ring. That type of ring is key to the bright, crisply defined and very powerful tone of those banjos and it is also what makes them so much heavier than traditional old-time resonator models.

Here is Gold Tone on the OB-250 Orange Blossom 5-String Banjo:

“The Orange Blossom (OB) banjos harken back to Gold Tone’s early days and their popularity hasn’t diminished over the decades. These professional-grade banjos evoke the great pre-WW ll banjos played by the Masters: Earl Scruggs, Don Reno, J.D. Crow all depended on those great banjos from the Midwest USA to power their sound.

The Gold Tone OB-250 has everything needed to produce THAT tone: a sand-cast bell brass flathead tone ring, a cast one-piece resonator flange circling a multi-ply maple rim with twin coordinator rods and an extra-deep curly maple multi-ply resonator for better low-end response. The curly maple neck has a bound ebony fretboard with hearts & flowers inlay. The bracket hooks even have metric threading to enable finer tension adjustment. “

The price of the OB-250 includes a hard shell case. This model is als0 available in left-handed form.


Price: $1,739.00 CAD
  • Model: OB-250 Orange Blossom
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss Dark Stain
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 14/06/2018

  • Not Consignment

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 13lbs 5.9kg
  • Scale Length: 26.187in 665.15mm
  • Nut Width: 1.187in 30.15mm
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