Gold Tone OB 250 Plus

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I believe it's the best sounding new banjo on the market in it's price range!!-Ross Nickerson

We've taken our celebrated OB-250 and improved it dramatically by adding many unique features reserved for only the highest-quality banjos. Upgraded features include the JLS tone ring, 3-ply maple rim, coordinator rod adjuster, Brian Hooper Intonated Custom Bridge, a raised neck to body mount, and a deluxe case. The JLS Tone Ring is a replica of the Gibson tone ring used in the Granada models in the 30’s.

The maker, from Texas, has analyzed an original tone ring and duplicated the exact specifications. When electronically tested for pitch, sustain, and ring, it equals the original. It also has a slightly longer “skirt” which (1) provides more contact with wood rim and (2) provides direct contact with the heel of the neck. The neck is attached with a conventional hanger bolt going through a hole at the edge of the tone ring. This method provides an extremely tight fit and maximum heel contact with tone ring.




Banjos come set up and ready to play

Each banjo is played before it leaves the shop!
Along with the strict quality control that Goldtone is known for and the banjos being checked very carefully before being shipped, each banjo is given a 12 point inspection, full head tuning, setup and will arrive tuned and ready to play

If you have any questions please call Ross anytime at his direct number, 1-866-322-6567 or send him an Email

If you want other options, select the option, and click Add to Cart again 

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  • Yes Add Capo Spikes at 7th, 9th, 10th Frets $24
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  • Yes Add Capo Spikes at 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Frets $32

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Gold Tone OB 250 Plus

I believe it's the best sounding new banjo on the market in it's price range!!-Ross Nickerson

We've taken our celebrated OB-250 and improved it dramatically by adding many unique features reserved for only the highest-quality banjos. Upgraded features include the JLS tone ring, 3-ply maple rim, coordinator rod adjuster, Brian Hooper Intonated Custom Bridge, a raised neck to body mount, and a deluxe case. The JLS Tone Ring is a replica of the Gibson tone ring used in the Granada models in the 30’s.

The maker, from Texas, has analyzed an original tone ring and duplicated the exact specifications. When electronically tested for pitch, sustain, and ring, it equals the original. It also has a slightly longer “skirt” which (1) provides more contact with wood rim and (2) provides direct contact with the heel of the neck. The neck is attached with a conventional hanger bolt going through a hole at the edge of the tone ring. This method provides an extremely tight fit and maximum heel contact with tone ring.




Banjos come set up and ready to play

Each banjo is played before it leaves the shop!
Along with the strict quality control that Goldtone is known for and the banjos being checked very carefully before being shipped, each banjo is given a 12 point inspection, full head tuning, setup and will arrive tuned and ready to play

If you have any questions please call Ross anytime at his direct number, 1-866-322-6567 or send him an Email

If you want other options, select the option, and click Add to Cart again 

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08/19/2015

It is well made and worth every cent

I would just like to say, what a pleasure and joy it is to play the Gold Tone OB250+ banjo I also purchased from Ross. It is well made and worth every cent. Sorry Ross, but I will not be changing my Gold Tone anytime soon!!.

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08/19/2015

Thanks for the time spent and advice you’ve given me.

I really appreciate the effort expended, and the results, of your website and the depth of resources you are providing your clients. Being able to directly speak with Ross was a huge factor in my placing the right order and buying today. Your flexibility to tailor to my situation was much more than I expected; but very much appreciated. You’ve provided me the confidence of starting something I should have long ago. Now I’m excited to get my hands on the instrument.

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08/19/2015

My new banjo arrived today in perfect condition

Ross! Ross! Ross! My new banjo arrived today in perfect condition, just some slight tuning required. Wow, what a difference in sound from my student model Rover. The OB 250+ plays so loud and crisp. I can't wait to show my instructor next week. Adjusting to the heavier weight and lower arm rest took only minutes. And the GS bridge is so much better. You were phenominal to work with. Great follow up on the communication. Thanks for taking time to personally supervise the transaction with me and thanks for the senior discount. I love it and I'm sure I'll practice twice as much. The book arrived and I'm on the email now for the free lessons. You are an amazing person and thanks for sharing your gift with me. When you get to heaven, show those angels how to "tear it up". Ross! Ross! Ross! My new banjo arrived today in perfect condition, just some slight tuning required. Wow, what a difference in sound from my student model Rover. The OB 250+ plays so loud and crisp. I can't wait to show my instructor next week. Adjusting to the heavier weight and lower arm rest took only minutes. And the GS bridge is so much better. You were phenominal to work with. Great follow up on the communication. Thanks for taking time to personally supervise the transaction with me and thanks for the senior discount. I love it and I'm sure I'll practice twice as much. The book arrived and I'm on the email now for the free lessons. You are an amazing person and thanks for sharing your gift with me. When you get to heaven, show those angels how to "tear it up". Shooter

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08/19/2015

absolutely beautiful

Ross, I recently received my left-handed, gold- plated OB250 plus 5-string banjo and I must say that it is absolutely beautiful...The tone. clarity, volume and craftmanship was much more than I expected. I have received many favorable comments from other pickers. I want to thank for processing this special order in a timely fashion and my hats off to you!!!

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08/19/2015

Your service has been the best I have ever experienced

Thank you for the great work you are doing. Your service has been the best I have ever experienced. I am 66 years old, so I'm not talking about a few purchases. You are the best.

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08/19/2015

flawless transaction on a beautiful instrument.

Ross, Thank you for a flawless transaction on a beautiful instrument. It was all I expected and more for an awesome price.
Your customer service is what sets you apart from your competition and I am certainly a very satisfied customer!! Thank you very much.

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08/19/2015

Wow!!!!!!!!

Wow!!!!!!!! Hi Ross!
I picked up my new OB 250+ today.I'm so impressed. I guess new owners are a little prejudiced, but I gotta tell ya, this has got to be one of - if not the most beautiful banjo ever!!!!!!!!!! And it sounds so great!!!!! It is absolutely one of the best buys I have ever made. I know I sound like a silly kid, but it was much more than I expected, and I expected a perfect instrument in every way. .........Ross, I got my banjo today. What kind of vitamins have you been feeding this banjo? UNBELIEVABLE. I got a Gibson RB 3 in 1988. In a moment of temporary insanity, I sold it. I have been bereft ever since.(2 years). Now I am elated that I sold it. This OB250+ is louder and stronger in every way. Mahogany may be a bit warmer, but it can not compete with OB250+. And that RB 3 was a truly great banjo.

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