Gold Tone BG-150F 5-String Bluegrass Resonator Banjo w/ Fancy Inlays & Hard Case
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The Gold Tone BG-150F is a full size, bluegrass banjo with many of the high-end features found in their of their top of the line models. This would also be an excellent instrument for players looking for a lighter weight bluegrass banjo.
The BG-150F has excellent projection thanks to its 14" mahogany resonator. The hoop is held in place with 24 J-hooks, so the Remo head maintains constant, even tension and prevents false overtones. The bound maple neck is topped with a rosewood fretboard and is anchored to the body via two (not one) coordinator rods. Quality hardware abounds with planetary tuners, a one-piece flange, rolled brass tone ring and a cast tailpiece.
Other classy appointments include and engraved armrest, maple & ebony bridge, “Hearts & Flowers” inlays and a razor-thin gloss burst finish. Yeah, it's got the good stuff.
All this cool stuff wouldn't mean a thing if this banjo didn't play well. The BG-150F has just been given a pro setup by the Gold Tone crew, right here in the USA. The difference between a typical factory setup and the Gold Tone setup is like night and day. I liken it to riding a bicycle downhill instead of uphill. Yes, you can ride uphill, but it isn't nearly as easy...or half as fun.
Included with your purchase is a new Gator Journeyman JM-XL Deluxe hard case.
The Gator Journeyman JM-Banjo XL is a Deluxe Hard-Shell Wood case specifically designed to safely transport 5-string banjos and 6-string banjitars. The JM-Banjo XL is constructed using ultra-durable plywood that is ready to stand up to years of use...and abuse. The Pebble Weave burlap exterior covering creates a stylish, rugged home for your prized banjo and the padded ergonomic handle offers a comfortable grip, perfectly balancing the weight of your instrument. A Royal Blue Crushed Velvet interior keeps your banjo cushioned against impact and includes a removable pad to adopt the case's depth for optimum fit. A spacious interior accessory compartment helps to organize your favorite banjo accessories, while providing additional neck support. Five antique brass lockable latches secure the case and keep prying eyes at bay.
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Gold Tone BG-150F 5-String Resonator Banjo Specifications:
Bridge: Maple w/Ebony Saddle
Rim: Multi-Ply Maple
Resonator: 14" Mahogany
Finish: Vintage Brown
Inlays: Hearts & Flowers
Body & Neck Binding: Creme Celluloid
Arm Rest: "Gold Tone" Engraved
Tailpiece: Cast Straightline
Strings: GDGBD - .010, .024w, .016, .013, .010
Tuners: Planetary w/ Pearloid Buttons
Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable
Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
Tension Hoop: Brass; Notched
Flange: One Piece
Scale Length: 26-3/16"
Nut Width: 1-3/16"
Head: 11" Remo High Crown Frosted
UPC Code: 370030101450