Gold Tone OB-250 - Orange Blossom

5.00/5 - 13 reviews

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Gold Tone OB-250 Bluegrass Banjo

The OB-250 is made of maple and has been called the "best bluegrass banjo" in it's price range ! A slim neck and excellent setup make the OB-250 a great choice for the serious bluegrass musician. The quality and price makes it a great step up for the intermediate player and for that matter with the price like this its a great banjo to learn on. The new OB-250 has been redesigned and now includes maple binding, GT Master Planetary Tuners, 1st fret inlay, One piece curly maple veneer on the resonator, and a new gorgeous tobacco brown finish.

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 Snuffy Smith High Quality Premium Banjo Bridge FREE ($30 value)
  • Free Banjo Case and Gig Bags with Banjo Purchase FREE Official Gold Tone TKL Hard Shell Case
  • Free Banjo Lessons Online with Banjo Purchase 5 Free Ross Nickerson Banjo Instruction DVDs
  • Free Banjo Lessons Online with Banjo Purchase FREE 3 YR Access to Gold Members Lesson Site Access
  • Free US Banjo Shipping FREE Shipping - Lower 48 US States
  • Shipping a Banjo Overseas from the US $30 Shipping Credit for International, AK, HI
  • Best Banjo Prices, Price Matching and Serivce Price Matching or Questions 1-866-322-6567

FREE ITEMS don't add to our normal discount price which is the lowest price we are allowed to advertise by the Manufacturer.

5 Free Ross Nickerson Banjo Instruction DVDs with this model
Ross Nickerson DVDs

 FREE Gold Tone TKL Hard Shell Case!

Notes from Ross Nickerson on the OB 250 models from Gold Tone.
Does this look like a banjo that only costs this much? It looks and plays like a $4000 to $5000 dollar banjo. Wayne at Goldtone has really perfected this model without raising the price. I have a demo video of the OB 250 and OB 250 Plus also a close up description on video. The OB-250  comes with free shipping, hard shell case, zero glide nut, not to mention my free instructional DVDs offer and Platinum Members only site subscription free with purchase. Ross Nickerson

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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 Gold Tone 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,

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  • NO - Upgrade to LIFETIME Platinum
  • YES - Upgrade FREE Gold to LIFETIME PLATINUM $35
  • NO - Not a Lefty
  • YES - Left Handed - No Extra Charge
  • NO- Gold Tone Ultimate Mute
  • YES - Add Mute at Discounted price - 19.40

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Bell Brass Tone Ring

3-Ply Canadian Maple Rim

GT Master Planetary Tuners

Hearts & Flowers Inlay

Dec 25, 2021
Beautiful Gold Tone OB-250 that I bought
Ordered Friday Dec 3rd and it was in my hands on Dec 7th; Can’t beat that for service. And, OMG, what a beautiful instrument. I was absolutely amazed when I opened the box.!! Thank you so much for all your help and for putting up with about 45 minutes to an hour of my endless questions and ramblings; and yes, Thank you Sir, for all the freebee materials you sent me; you are a Godsend. I’m 70 years old; twice retired, military and law enforcement for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and have finally decided to take on a new mission of learning to play the banjo, and actually chose to play a true left handed instrument this time...So happy I found your website; it’s a true blessing to deal with someone that will take the time to answer the phone and talk to their customers as you do. I’m a customer for life. And, please pass on a thank you to Kathy for her ultrafast service; she’s absolutely amazing and needs to be reminded of that every once and awhile. Thanks again for all you do for us customers.!! Jim D.

Jan 18, 2021
OB-250 just arrived
Banjo arrived this morning, 2 days early, in perfect condition. Thanks so much for the terrific service and all the great learning materials. If my wife thought that my fiddling was hard to tolerate, this thing will probably drive her clear out of the house. Thanks again, Scott Cruzen

Aug 19, 2020
The banjo arrived this evening! and.....I LOVE IT!!!! It sounds absolutely great!!! Thank you so much for your help and for getting it here in less than a week!!! You guys are awesome!!!!!! Very Best Regards, Dave

Feb 23, 2019
Thank you so much for the personal touch and all the add-ons
Ross,Banjo arrived today. It's beautiful. I added the Snuffy Smith bridge without a hitch, touched up the tuning and dug right in. Sounds fantastic! My wife immediately noticed the difference in the sound of the Gold Tone compared to my starter. Thank you so much for the personal touch and all the add-ons like the DVDs and the book. I had a great experience, and you have my business going forward. Best Regards,

Dec 25, 2017
New OB-250
After talking with Ross at length over the phone, I decided to buy the Gold Tone OB-250 and haven't regretted it a second! He gave me the best price that I found anywhere online and I received it promptly. I ordered it on a Thursday and received it the following Monday; pristine, set up and ready to play. I was astonished at how well it played, how loud it was and the overall clarity of tone. It rings like a bell. Compared to my old "beginner" banjo, the difference was nothing short of astonishing! I've been nothing but pleased with it and with the service that Ross has given. I highly recommend both.

Aug 29, 2015
Goldtone OB 250 Banjo Customer from Australia
.......Hi Ross, My son's banjo arrived today after taking less than a week to get to us here in Australia. We were so happy to receive it in such quick time. I just wanted to say thank you for the great service and replies to all my questions. We will definitely be making future purchases! Once again, thank you so much for all you have done for us, the customer service has been fantastic.

Aug 29, 2015
OB 250 Left handed Banjo to Calgary
Hello Ross I received my lefty OB 250 the other day. It looks good and sounds great! I am a happy customer.Thank you

Aug 29, 2015
OB 250 Customer from New Zealand
....Hi Ross, Thank you for forwarding banjo. I am now the very proud owner of a Goldtone OB 250,which arrived in New Zealand on 19th March in excellent condition. For many years I have wanted to play the 5 string banjo and now that I am semi retired I look forward having a go. I'm delighted with the learners package.

Aug 29, 2015
OB 250 / Customer from Netherlands
Hello Ross, I just received the banjo and ten minutes later The banjo encyclopedia. The banjo is perfect and so is the hard case. The instrument just looks great, really much much more than I expected. Great sound too. And now we have to practice. I’m sure I will have lots of fun playing this banjo. Many thanks, Wim. By the way, there is even a spike at the 8th fret.

Aug 29, 2015
Couldn't be happier.
Ross, This is Adrian Conley in Kentucky. Received my new OB-250 today.  Couldn't be happier. It's beautiful and sounds unreal. Thanks so much again for all the help. 

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