Gold Tone OB-250LW Lightweight Bluegrass Banjo

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Gold Tone OB-250LW Light Weight Banjo

Want to lose three pounds and still play a banjo with traditional beauty and great tone? This Orange Blossom model, rather than employing a brass tone ring, features a "tone rim". The high-quality multi-ply maple rim is machined into the shape of a flat head tone ring, but its all-wood design puts your OB-250 on a diet. If you're troubled with neck or shoulder fatigue during those long parking lot jams, THIS is your banjo. All other OB-250 features are here, including curly maple binding on the maple neck and resonator, GT-Master planetary tuners, hearts & flowers inlay, one-piece curly maple veneer on the resonator, a gorgeous new tobacco-brown finish and a super setup done right here at the Florida Gold Tone shop. Available as left-handed model.

The OB-250LW (Light Weight) banjo rim is an easy way to shave a few pounds off your banjo. The all-wood “rim-and-tone-ring-in-one” replaces the separate wood rim and the two-to-three pound metal tone ring in your banjo. You save your back and the banjo’s sound stays punchy and satisfying with little loss of power and volume. The tone remains tight with a satisfying short sustain. The bevel at the top of the rim measures the same as on most bronze rings and creates the same effective head area as found on a standard flathead tone ring. The LW rim is a quick and inexpensive option for someone needing relief from fatigue during those long sets on stage, or even if you’re just tired of lugging around a thirteen-pound banjo.

These are great sounding banjos and you can see they look really good too. Frankly I'm surprised I have not sold even more of these. This a fantastic innovation. Banjos are heavy, too heavy really, this wood rim produces a great sound without the bulky heavy feel of normal flat head tone ring banjos.
This banjo is easier to practice with and perfect for gigs when you have to stand for a long period of time. It also would work well for someone who wanted the tone of a flathead but due to physical limitations could not use the heavier bluegrass banjos, or just did not want to struggle with the normal weight of a bluegrass banjo. I am going to get one of these for my personal collection. One of my absolute favorite Goldtone models!
Ross Nickerson

...Ross, got the banjo today and it sounds great. I am very happy with it and thanks for the personal service and not having to talk to a computer...

List of FREE Items Included with this Banjo

  • 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 TKL Hard Shell Case
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5 Free Ross Nickerson Banjo Instruction DVDs with this model
Ross Nickerson DVDs

 FREE Gold Tone TKL Hard Shell Case!

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

I just played my customer, Dennis Lottman's OB 250LW on the Banjo Workshop Cruise this year and was blown away. The volume and clarity was better than a 3500.00 flathead banjo that another student had at the workshop. I really am impressed with this model, Ross Nickerson

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$1,299.00

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Zero Glide Nut Installed FREE
All Gold Tone Banjos from BanjoTeacher.com 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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Jun 15, 2019
5
(5/5
Thanks for all of your help
Got the banjo last night. Wow is that thing loud! Very different than the Bean Blossom in a good way. Thanks for all of your help. Looking forward to checking out the DVDs and the lesson site. Thanks again!
 

Aug 29, 2015
5
(5/5
Sounds great
Ross, got the banjo today and it sounds great. I am very happy with it and thanks for the personal service and not having to talk to a computer.
 

Aug 29, 2015
5
(5/5
Looking forward to playing the OB 250 lightweight on stage.
Thanks Ross & Kathy, ......Looking forward to playing the OB 250 lightweight on stage. I tour full time and also do music on the only remaining authentic paddlewheel riverboat doing overnight adventures in America. I think they'll like my updated version of some of John Hartford's stuff on the 250 LW. All the best,
 

Aug 29, 2015
5
(5/5
Review on the Goldtone Orange Blossom OB 250 Lightweight
Ross, I purchased a Gold Tone OB 250LW from you recently. That is a great banjo with a sound that I find very pleasing. I hope you sell more of that model.
 
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