Gold Tone OB-150 Plus Custom with JLS Tone Ring

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Gold Tone OB -150+ Plus Model with JLS Tone Ring

The Gold Tone Banjo Model OB-150 is now available as he OB-150+ Plus Custom Built with JLS flathead tone ring upgrade.

Zero Glide Nut and 5th string Capo Spikes INSTALLED FREE with the GoldTone OB-150 Plus

OB-150 Plus with JLS Tone Ring
I came up with the idea to offer an OB-150 Plus Model with JLS Tone Ring to offer my customers more punch for not that much more dollars. Gold Tone has been offering the OB-250 Plus with JLS tonering for 20 years. JLS tone rings were developed by Jim Stuhl. Gold Tone bought the JLS tone ring company and now can offer them for a much better price. The difference in price between the OB 250 and 250 Plus used to be about 750.00. Now the JLS only adds 398.00 to the price and that includes the installation. Listen to it and see what you think.

OB 150 PLUS Demo Video Playlist - Ross Nickerson
There are 7 Videos. Wheel Hoss, Old Joe Clark in A, Talking Description Video, 8 More Miles to Louisville Up and Down the Neck and an Up the neck version of Old Joe Clark.

The Gold Tone OB-150 Plus is a brand new model which offers "Pre-war" style at a price anyone can afford. It’s an amazing banjo with authentic tone and superb playability. Features include a three-ply maple rim and one-piece flange (just like the megabucks originals), a maple neck inlayed in authentic style, a custom factory installed high end JLS flathead tone ring and a smooth satin finish.

The OB-150 Plus by Gold Tone is professionally set up before shipping and comes with lifetime warranty which is TRANSFERRABLE if you sell the banjo later too.

The OB 150 Plus comes in Lefty too!
OB 150 Plus is also available as a left-handed model at no extra charge.

List of FREE Items Included with this Banjo

  • Best beginner Banjo Book Free - Beginning the Five String Banjo - 64 Page Spiral Bound Book
           with DVD and 2 CDs by Ross Nickerson
  • Free Banjo Lessons Online with Banjo Purchase Free Gold Member Lesson Access ($89 value)
  • Free Banjo Lessons Online with Banjo Purchase Free Beginner Banjo Package Option
  • FREE Zero Glide Nut Installation ($75 value)
  • Free Banjo Lessons Online with Banjo Purchase Free 5th String Capo Spikes Option
  • Professional Banjo Set Up Professional Banjo Set up
  • Free Banjo Case and Gig Bags with Banjo Purchase Free Official Gold Tone Hard Case
  • Free US Banjo Shipping Free US Banjo Shipping
  • Shipping a Banjo Overseas from the US $30 Intl. AK, HI Shipping Credit
  • 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. Beginner Banjo Package Deal
Our Beginner Banjo Package includes a Comprehensive 64 page Beginner Banjo Book with a two hour beginner banjo DVD and two audio CDs. You also receive a set of banjo picks, a clip-on chromatic banjo tuner, a spare set of banjo strings and a banjo strap.

Ross Nickerson Banjo Lesson with the Gold Tone playing a STANDARD OB 150 using Loop2Learn Smart Phone APP

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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

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  • No - Do Not Add Free Beginner Package
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  • NO - Not a Lefty
  • YES - Left Handed - No Extra Charge
  • No - Radius Fretboard
  • Yes - Radius Fretboard - add $69

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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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Neck: Maple
Finish: Satin Vintage Mahogany
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
Tuners: Planetary
Inlay: Vintage Pearloid
Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
Tone Ring: Sand Cast Brass
Rim: 3-Ply Canadian Maple
Tension Hoop: Notched Brass
Flange: One Piece Die Cast
Binding: ABS Creme
Brackets: 24
Buttons: Creme
Hardware: Chrome Plated
Pickups: Optional
Tailpiece: 5-String Terminator
Resonator: Maple
Armrest: Gibson
Head: 11" Remo HC Frosted
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Width: 1-1/4" Zero Glide Bone
Scale Length: 26-1/4"
Weight: 11 lbs.
Tuning: GDGBD
Strings: .010, .024w, .016, .013, .010
Option 1: SMP+ P
Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup
Hard Case: Included Bag: HPB
Left-Handed Available: Yes
Zero Glide Installed: Yes

Mar 8, 2023
I was ready for a new banjo and there aren't many places to try different ones. I trusted Ross to help me pick the right banjo. We spent some time talking about my playing goals and Ross suggested the Gold Tone OB150+. I just got the banjo and boy was he spot on!!!. The sound and action are fantastic. I love everything about the banjo we chose together. Thanks Ross!!

Apr 8, 2021
simply beautiful!
Got the banjo today….it’s simply beautiful! Man, what a difference from my 2006 Goodtime II (although I still have a soft-spot for it – it was a good first experience into the Banjo! I will keep you abreast of my progress. I hope someday…my playing skills will do the banjo the justice it deserves! I am very thankful for all your help, Ross! I will be in touch! All my best and thanks! Ron

Mar 10, 2021
OB-150 w/JLS #12 Tone ring
Received my new banjo about a week and a half ago so i've had time to play it a bit. After talking w/Ross I decided on this configuration and it does not disappoint. This banjo sounds fabulous with lots of sustain which is just what i was looking for. It arrived mostly in tune and ready to play. After some fine tuning due to shipping movement it has stayed in tune since. The intonation is also spot on. It is hard to put this banjo down. I couldn't be happier and the service couldn't have been better. Took 6 days from placing the order until i had it in my hands. The whole experience and the banjo are pretty much perfect. Thanks, Ross! (Can't help but smile when there's a banjo in your hands).

Mar 3, 2021
Hi Ross, I just wanted to let you know I got my banjo today and I LOVE IT. Thanks so much for working with me to get this. Cheers, Dave

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