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Gold Tone OB-250F LH Orange Blossom Left Hand 5-String Banjo, 2015

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As one of the company’s top left handed models, the Gold Tone OB-250F LH is built to highest standards with a bell bronze tone ring, curly maple neck, all chrome hardware, premium tuners with the classic Gibson Mastertone style Hearts & Flowers inlay pattern.

Fitted with the ‘correct’ one piece Zinc flange and maple rim, you will get the same classic ‘snap’ or Mastertone ‘cluck’ from your right hand Scruggs-style attack.

The OB-250 is currently available as a right hand model at $1749 Canadian with case and there is a significant upcharge for the left hand version. This trade in Gold Tone OB-250F LH left handed model is in near mint condition and is a very good buy.

A full setup is included with this banjo, to the player’s requirements.

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-WWII 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. “


 

Price: $1250 CAD
  • Model: OB-250 LH
  • Year: 2015 | Approximate year
  • Finish Dark Tint
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 21202458
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 10/01/2019
  • Left Handed

  • Not Consignment

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 13lbs 5.8kg
  • Scale Length: 665.16mm 26.28in
  • Nut Width: 31mm 1.9in
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