Gold Star GF-100FE - Flying Eagle Inlay - IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP

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Gold Star GF-100FE Flying Eagle Back in Production and available at

The Gold Star GF-100FE Flying Eagle Professional Level Banjo had been out of production from 2015 to 2020 but its' back in 2021!! It's available now to order from


The new version features a nicer darker finish of the resonator and neck. It also features a beautiful easy to play darker fingerboard with matching Peg head overlay.

During the 1930's the ideal bluegrass banjo was the flathead built in very limited quantities. Saga Musical Instruments introduced the original GF100 banjo in the early 1970's to meet this demand and to offer it at a price any player could afford. In 2005 the new Gold Star GF 100FE (Flying Eagle)is back and better than ever before. With close to 25 years to improve these already legendary instruments, are the best value available on the market today!

  • Select Mahogany neck with Santos Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Bound Mahogany resonator with inlaid double concentric rings
  • Cast 20-hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
  • Deluxe 3-ply rock Maple rim
  • Presto Tailpiece
  • Deluxe Gotoh tuners with pearloid buttons

Gold Star GF-100FE Flying Eagle Demo Video Playlist - Ross Nickerson
There are 4 Videos, You Can't Stop Me from Dreaming, Wheel Hoss, Talking Description and 8 More Miles to Louisville.

List of FREE Items Included with this Banjo

  • Best Beginner Banjo Free Professional Banjo Set-up ($50 value)
  • Best Beginner Banjo Free Installation of 5th String Capo Spikes on Request ($25 value)
  • Free Banjo Case and Gig Bags with Banjo Purchase Free Official Gold Star Superior Hard Shell Case
  • Best beginner Banjo Book Five Free Ross Nickerson Instruction DVDs
  • Free Banjo Lessons Online with Banjo Purchase Free LIFETIME Platinum Online Banjo Lesson Access ($129 value) - details below
  • Free US Banjo Shipping Free US Banjo Shipping
  • Shipping a Banjo Overseas from the US $35 Alaska, Hawaii and International Shipping Credit
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FREE ITEMS don't add to our normal discount price which is the lowest price we are allowed to advertise by the Manufacturer.

Your Free LIFETIME Platinum Membership includes exclusive Digital Access to view or download ALL of these Ross Nickerson Books, DVDs and Online lessons and more.

  • Fundamentals of 5-String Banjo - 52 Page Digital Banjo Book with Video and Audio,
  • 5 Ross Nickerson Online DVDs,
  • 7-Full Length E-Books with CD Tracks
  • 25 Bluegrass Songs with Video Demonstrations at 3-speeds
  • 14 Advanced Performance Videos with Tab and Two CD Tab Transcription Books
  • 100 "Must Know" Essential Banjo Licks
  • Dueling Banjos note for note transcription, Eagles "Take it Easy" Tab Transcription, Ross Nickerson Stairway to Heaven Tab
  • Banjo Chords and Chord Forms Video Lesson
  • 48 archived Monthly Lesson Videos
  • Member Discounts on Instruction Books and DVDs
  • Many other Lessons videos and Tabs

Some of the Online Banjo DVDs, E-Books and Online Lessons you can access Free

All Goldstars are carefully checked and set-up before shipping

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  • Select Mahogany neck with Santos Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Bound Mahogany resonator with inlaid double concentric rings
  • Cast 20-hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
  • Deluxe 3-ply rock Maple rim
  • Presto Tailpiece
  • Deluxe Gotoh tuners with pearloid buttons
  • Double coordinator rods
  • Single piece die-cast flange
  • Triple nickel-plated hardware
  • Deluxe Superior Gold Star Hardshell case

Apr 28, 2023
These are just great at any price. I have a RK35 that I love. The Gold Star is in a class of its own. Can compete with any banjo out there. the level of detail and quality is unmatched today for a production banjo. They hold their value and even increase in value. Finding a used one can be a challenge. All I did was to change the bridge during a setup (Richie Dotson) for an increase in tone to my taste. The tuners and tailpiece are top notch. with many choices in this price range, you can do a whole lot worse but will be hard pressed to do better. I have even seen these go for more than retail prices. could well be an investment for the future.

May 22, 2021
Gold Star GF-100FE Review
Ross at knows his stuff and is great to talk with. Being a new adult beginning student of the banjo, he offered advice on the different banjos for beginners as well as professional banjos that were great quality and built for longevity. I wanted a banjo that was well built, looked great and that I would not grow out of as I hopefully progress on the banjo. After several calls to Ross, we landed on the Gold Star GF-100FE. The Flying Eagle pattern looked great on the website and it is a stunner in person. The pattern was meaningful to me as my life verse is Isaiah 40:31, please look it up. After placing my order on Saturday evening, the banjo was in my hands on Wednesday. The build quality, look and feel of this banjo was even more than I expected. Gold Star also offers a lifetime warranty through Saga Instruments who is the parent company for the Gold Star brand. The owner of Saga is a banjo player and with great players like J.D. Crowe and Russ Carson with Kentucky Thunder endorsing and playing Gold Star banjos, I am in great company as a Gold Star owner. The sound of the banjo is wonderful and certainly loud (you might need a mute if you have a wife like mine), and with the package that Ross includes in the purchase price, you can't go wrong. I look forward to learning to play banjo and this one will be around for me to pass on to the next generation! Thank you Ross and may God continue to bless you and your support of the banjo community!

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