The Gold Tone BG-150-F is a full size, bluegrass banjo and includes features typical of our pro model but is lighter in weight and easier to play and carry.
As of October 2021, the BG-150F received more improved modifications including lowering the flange so a normal banjo strap or cradle strap fits between the brackets which is unlike any other banjo in this price range. Gold Tone also shortened the height of the rim to be more consistent with professional banjos, slimmed down the neck and heel giving it a pro banjo feel but weighing about 5 LBS less. These new improvements make the BG-150F not only an affordable banjo to learn but also an excellent lighter weight alternative to the heavier flathead tone ring bluegrass banjos.
I spoke to Wayne Rogers the owner of Gold Tone today about the new modifications. He explained how great the new feel was and that he had been playing it for 20 minutes and couldn't get over how great it sounded.
In the 1930's Gibson banjos had the RB250 which had the flat head tone ring and cost more, that design is the same design and specs of the Gold Tone OB-3
They also had the RB-100 which had the brass hoop ring like the BG-150F. The Vintage 1930's 100 series Gibson's are in high demand now because of their great tone without the heavy weight of the 5 LB flat head tone rings.
So the concept is the same now as it was in the 1930's. With the BG-150F you save money, still get great tone and the weight is lighter.
.....I found Ross's website and gave him a call to discuss my dream. Ross was so kind to learn what I wanted to do and helped me decide on the GoldTone BG150F. I immediately reviewed the information and took my first lesson with Ross on his video included with the banjo.After an hour of fun, I can't wait till my first bluegrass song I will play! Thanks Ross! I feel like I have made a new friend.
It is an excellent instrument for players looking for a lighter weight bluegrass banjo. This instrument is the next step above our CC models and uses a one piece flat flange and has a full size 14 inch resonator.
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.
THE BG 150 F NOW COMES WITH THE ZERO GLIDE NUT SYSTEM INSTALLED FREE
zero glide nut details
FREE WITH THIS BANJO - BanjoTeacher.com Beginner Banjo Package Deal includes
Beginners Package - Retail value $79.00
Also Included with the BG-150F
Your Free Gold Membership with this banjo includes Digital Access to view or download these Ross Nickerson Books, DVDs and Online lessons and more.
Some of the Online Banjo DVDs, E-Books and Online Lessons you can access Free
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