Gold Tone OB-300 Gold Plated Tree of Life Inlay

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Gold Tone OB 300 - Gold Plated Bluegrass Banjo with Tree of Life Inlay

Notes from Ross Nickerson on the Gold Tone OB 300

The Gold Tone OB300 Gold Plated Banjo with Tree of Life Inlay is back in production and in stock.

This gold-plated beauty has all the spec wanted on a high-end profession banjo. It has a curly maple neck and matching curly maple/abalone binding combine for a highly decorative 5-string. The sand-cast bell bronze tone ring is used in only the best banjos and provides a loud penetrating tone. A unique abalone/pearl truss rod cover matches the exquisite inlay throughout the banjo.

The OB-300 uses the modified tree of life inlay on the fingerboard so the banjo player can easily deter- mine the fret positions. Notice the fingerboard has flowers on the landmark fret positions and only vines on other positions. Simple but effective, and only the player knows the difference!

List of FREE Items Included with this Banjo

  • Best Beginner Banjo Five FREE Ross Nickerson DVDs
  • Free Banjo Lessons Online with Banjo Purchase FREE LIFETIME PLATINUM Members Lesson Site Access (details below)
  • 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 Snuffy Smith High Quality Premium Banjo Bridge FREE ($30 value)
  • Professional Banjo Set Up FREE SCT Electronic Tuner
  • FREE 5th String Capo Spikes 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
  • 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.

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

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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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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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OB-300 Instrument Specs


Bronze Sand Cast

3-Ply Canadian Maple Rim

GT Master Planetary Tuners

Tree of Life Inlay


You can add a Beginner Banjo Package Deal - FREE
Just let Ross know if you are a beginner when ordering and he will add the Beginner Package Free Beginner Banjo Package Deal includes

banjo package

Beginners Package - Retail value $79.00

Mar 16, 2023
Oh, my gosh,it came today and all set up out of the case, ready to play!!! My last banjo, I bought on Amazon, very wonderful but it took a week and a professional music store and a hefty cash outlay to set it up to play. I just thank you so much, what a beautiful instrument! It Just beautiful! Cried when I saw it Matha Cable

Feb 21, 2022
wow what a banjo thank you
Hay there just got ma hands on my new Gold Tone. All I can say is wow what a banjo thank you. And God Bless you this banjo will played in every Church go to.

Jun 2, 2021
Beautiful with a great tone
The other banjo players at the festival might laugh at it, but they'll shut up when they hear it. Sounds as beautiful as it looks.Expert packing insured that the instrument is as flawless as it was when it left the factory. Great customer service. Highly recommend this Banjo...and

Aug 18, 2015
what a beauty
Dear Ross, received my OB300, what a beauty! Im almost to scared to take it out of the case mate, I thank you very much for your quick response to our quiries too.

Aug 18, 2015
beautiful instrument
Received my LH 0B300 today! ....beautiful instrument, sharper tone than my OB250, very playable...thanks for all your help.

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