Gold Tone BG-250F

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GoldTone BG-250F 5-String Banjo

The BG-250F is the first professional 5 string banjo in our line.
It is a vintage replica of the most famous banjo ever played in bluegrass music. All its parts are accurate reproductions of the original. In addition, we have added a maple neck, which brightens tone compared to the original mahogany necks.

The BG-250F model has been discontinued. It was replaced by the Newer upgraded Gold Tone Wide Neck Model
OB-150 Bluegrass Banjo

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)
  • Professional Banjo Set Up FREE 5th String Capo Spikes
  • 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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Features include a 3-ply Canadian maple rim and the straightline tailpiece which provides extra downward pressure on the bridge creating even more volume. 2008 model includes our new GTS planet tuners w/ leather washers. For a no frills, straight ahead bluegrass banjo.

The BG-250F cannot be beat for quality and tone.

Body: Maple
Neck: Maple
Resonator: Convertible to Open Back (BG-250)
Full-Size Mahogany (BG-250F)
Tone Ring: Bell Brass
Finish: Brown Vintage
Inlay: Snowflake
Tailpiece: Straight Line Tailpiece
Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable

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  • YES - Upgrade FREE Gold to LIFETIME PLATINUM $35
  • NO - Not a Lefty
  • YES - Left Handed - No Extra Charge

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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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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 $79.00 value
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Aug 18, 2015
BG 250F to Australia banjo arrived today and looks and feels great. I'm a happy man.(shipping from america to my post office in vic, australia took only 6 days ) i like the weight- finish-action and tone .(would you believe the banjo was in tune ) it was my lucky day when i discovered you over the internet and i will have no hesitation in recommending your service. oh by the way im making full use of your members only site that was a great bonus. i know youve heard this praise many times before, but it is deserved.

Aug 18, 2015
I'm quite pleased with everything
The Bluegrass Special banjo is great and I'm quite pleased with everything. Thank you so much for all your help and great customer service!

Aug 18, 2015
BG 250F customer in Australia
G'day,my banjo arrived today. Absolutely fantastic. Can't wait to have a crack at it. Thanks for your imput in helping me select a good banjo and your patience. Hope all is well and have a great Chrismas.

Aug 18, 2015
Great customer service!
Ross – the Gold Tone GB 250F arrived yesterday and it’s everything you said. What a great banjo. I just hope I can do it justice by learning to play it! Thanks again for calling me from Australia to answer a couple of neophyte questions. I didn’t expect you to call from the land down under! Great customer service! PS – Kathy was great as well, very personable and helpful.

Aug 18, 2015
Customer in Italy who bought a lefty BG-250
.... Hi Ross, I received the banjo today!!! wonderful!!! ... All is Ok! ... I am playing it now and I mean to play until late tonight ;) ... Well I want express my thanks to you now, and communicate as well that I will not forget your name for my next purchasing, possibly next year, and sure I will make your name to friends who want to buy a banjo... Ross! I wish you all the best and again thanks alot.

Aug 18, 2015
plays Great
Got my new 250F and I am very pleased. It was in perfect shape and even though I'm a beginner...It plays Great. It's much easier to play than the banjo I've been using and the sound is teriffic. The deal was also great !! Thanks,

Aug 18, 2015
Dave from Australia
Dave from Australia ...Received my BG 250 F last week - very pleased with it. Looks and sounds great!!!

Aug 18, 2015
I'm glad that I trusted your judgment and bought it. I
I went to IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Trade show on Fri and played quite a few banjo's while I was there, I again walked away real happy with my BG250F . I'm glad that I trusted your judgment and bought it. I hang out with a lot of songwriters and musicians and everyone I've showed it to was impressed with the value and also the deluxe TKL case that came with it. The action is great and it plays like a dream.

Aug 18, 2015
sounds amazing!
Hey Ross, I got the BG250F in on Monday and it sounds amazing! ....thanks again for the great service and fast shipping.

Aug 18, 2015
pure heaven
I got the banjo today "12/4/2014" and what a banjo, pure heaven. I want to thank you for all you've done for me. You said what you would do and you did it. A person who keeps his word, how rare, hard to find. The banjo sounds great. I will tell all my playing friends about you and your web-site. Thanks again Ross.

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