Gold Tone BG-250

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Gold Tone BG-250 Banjo - Convertible Banjo

Converts from a 5-string Bluegrass Banjo with Resonator to Open Back Banjo for Clawhammer and Old Time Styles

Gold Tone BG 250 can quickly converted from 5-string Bluegrass Banjo with Resonator to Open Back Old Time and Clawhammer Banjo Styles by removing the resonator and flange attachments..

The BG 250 banjo is an amazing value on a high quality banjo that produces professional level tone with a bell brass flat head tone ring . The price in comparison to the value in quality and sound is incredible.

This banjo at includes Gold Tone's lifetime warranty. We've been a top Gold Tone Dealer since 2003.

The BG -250 converts easily to a bona-fide open back for frailing and clawhammer style.

Features include bell brass tone-ring, maple neck, maple rim, shoe style lugs, planetary tuners, Straight Line tailpiece, two way adjustable truss rod, and a beautiful brown vintage finish. Mother of pearl headstock inlay and snowflake fingerboard inlay are combined with a mahogany resonator.

List of FREE Items Included with this Banjo

  • Best beginner Banjo Book FREE Ross Nickerson 64 Page Spiral Bound Beginner Banjo Book with Split Screen DVD and 2 Audio CDs
  • Free Banjo Lessons Online with Banjo Purchase FREE 3 YR Access to Gold Members Lesson Site
  • Professional Banjo Set Up FREE Professional Banjo Set up
  • Professional Banjo Set Up FREE Zero Glide Nut Installation ($75 value)
  • Free Banjo Case and Gig Bags with Banjo Purchase FREE Official Gold Tone Hard Case
  • Free US Banjo Shipping FREE Shipping - Lower 48 US States
  • Shipping a Banjo Overseas from the US $30 Shipping Credit for International, AK, HI
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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.

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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 Beginner Banjo Package Deal
Everything you'll need to get started playing banjo. For only an additional $20.00 we include a banjo strap, a set of finger picks with a medium and large thumb pick, an electronic chromatic tuner, extra set of strings and Ross Nickerson's critically acclaimed Fundamentals of 5-string banjo instructional Book/DVD/CD. a $79.70 value banjo package

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The BG-250 is no longer available from Gold Tone.
They have the new improved OB-150

If you are looking for a convertible banjo like the BG-250  The MC-150RP is a good alternative

Here are links to check those out.
Gold Tone OB-150 - Gold Tone MC-150/RP Maple Classic


  • NO - Beginner Package
  • YES - Add Ross Nickerson Beginner Package $25
  • NO - Not a Lefty
  • YES - Left Handed - No Extra Charge


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Zero Glide Nut Installed FREE
All Gold Tone Banjos from now come with the Zero Glide Nut installed FREE
The Zero Glide makes the banjo action easier to play, increases the sound clarity and is a significant improvement for any banjo. Installation by a professional is normally done at a cost of $75 or more. It's now installed FREE on all Gold Tone Banjos.
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Sep 5, 2017
Ross recommended the BG 250 to me when I called him 10 years ago looking for a beginning banjo and was unsure about the style I wanted to learn. I'm so glad he did. I ended up doing 3 finger picking but I rarely need the resonator as this banjo has a lot of punch. I take it anywhere. It is a real workhorse. And if something happens to it, I'm not out that much money. Its a bit heavy but I'll take that in exchange for the solid tone projection. Last week I changed the head, tinkered with the truss rod and the coordinator rods. This banjo is now playing better than ever. Thanks Ross.

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