Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

Banjo Lovers Online

For Sale or Trade: Gold Tone OB 250+N Used - JLS tone ring

Rare gold tone banjo with mastertone style tone

Posted By: mattsievert | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Returns allowed with money back refund

$900 USD

Sign in to email seller

Gold Tone OB 250+ N for sale. Maple banjo with a natural blonde finish, and high end tone ring. Great sounding banjo, really loud. The action is setup very low right now, very playable. Minimal fret wear. Not sure of the year made.

From GoldTone and other listings:
Exceptionally Beautiful Banjo with Hearts & Flowers; the, Blond Curly Maple Resonator makes it a collector's item as these are no longer made; Custom White and Black Binding on Resonator, Nickel Plated. Excellent Loud Tone with the JLS#12 Tone Ring.
According to Gold Tone, "We've taken our celebrated OB-250 and improved it dramatically by adding many unique features reserved for only the highest-quality banjos. Upgraded features include the JLS tone ring, 3-ply maple rim, coordinator rod adjuster, Brian Hooper Custom Bridge, and a raised neck to body mount. The JLS Tone Ring is a replica of the Gibson tone ring used in the Granada models in the 30’s. The maker, from Texas, has analyzed an original tone ring and duplicated the exact specifications. When electronically tested for pitch, sustain, and ring, it equals the original. It also has a slightly longer “skirt” which (1) provides more contact with wood rim and (2) provides direct contact with the heel of the neck. The neck is attached with a conventional hanger bolt going through a hole at the edge of the tone ring. This method provides an extremely tight fit and maximum heel contact with tone ring."

Hard case
Snark tuner
Several sets of picks

Make an offer. Priced to sell quickly.


United States, CO, 80498



Payment Methods:

Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Paypal

Payment Option Notes:

Venmo, quick pay/Zelle, cash, electronic check, paypal.

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Very Good Condition



Gold Tone

Ad Status:


Listing No:


Page Views:


This ad will automatically expire 9/23/2022 1:55:12 PM unless updated before that date. To keep the system current, ads expire if not updated for more than 60 days.

Hide these ads: join the Players Union!

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories