These new curly maple wood banjo armrests made by Gold Tone are shaped just like traditional banjo armrests but they are more comfortable, look fantastic and wont tarnish. Normal Chrome, or Nickel armrests can tarnish within a week for many people. The interaction between the normal skin of your forearm and a metal armrest will tarnish very quickly. The wood armrests are warm to the touch, add class to the look of your banjo and will last forever.
The contrast of the wood and the nickel hardware on the banjo really compliment each other and everything about the wood armrests is sensible to me.
Alert: READ THIS BEFORE PURCHASING: We ran a promotion on these new armrests. Some customers have had trouble fitting them on their banjos. I contacted Gold Tone and they have discovered a sizing problem for certain banjos and delivered this message.
UPDATE message from Gold Tone on sizing for this Armrest
After receiving information from recipients of the new armrest we must change the description of this product. This armrest is not a totally “universal” fit, the fit will depend on the height of the tension hoop. If the tension hoop is taller than ½” then the armrest may not fit. Each armrest’s has some variance in the height of the bracket.
We are in the process of fixing the height clearance issue so this armrest will be as originally intended and advertised as, "ONE SIZE FITS ALL"
Sorry for the inconvenience,
JG, Gold Tone Music Group
At this time these will not fit bluegrass banjos with a one piece flange, like a Recording King RK35, RK36. A Gold Tone OB 250, Deering Sierra. basically the more expensive pro style 1930's Gibson Mastertone Style banjos.
These will fit open back banjos with any bracket spacing, and bluegrass banjos with resonators, that are built with an individual shoe for each head bracket and have a two or four piece removable flange.
* More Comfortable Than Metal
* Adds Style to Your Banjo
* Fits All Hook Spacing's up to 2 3/8"
Banjo armrests made out of wood is a great concept. Now Gold Tone is offering a wood armrest with the exact design of a traditional armrest and fits all hook spacing's up to 2 and 3/8"
I've got one of these and its a great alternative to the scuffed up looking nickel armrests and cold steel feel you get from most armrests. They really add a touch of class to your banjo too. Ross Nickerson
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