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For Sale: 2007 Gold Tone OB-250-AT Maple Archtop 5 string banjo


Posted By: DocSavino (+2) | Rate Member
 Member 3+ Years  Verified Seller  Players Union Member

$1,250 USD

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This is a lightly used, well-loved Gold Tone Archtop banjo, with a fantastic cutting tone! Includes Gold Tone hard case!

The OB-250-AT is another great Gold Tone Orange Blossom (OB) pro-grade banjo, this one features a superb bell brass forty-hole arch-top (AT) (or raised-head) tone ring, like the ones in the Gibson banjos made from the late 1920s into the 1930s (instead of the flat head ring). This tone ring produces a sharper, more incisive tone that's useful for cutting through the random noise being produced by the other members of your band.

The OB-250-AT is made of maple and has been called by many the "best bluegrass banjo" in its price range ! A slim neck and excellent setup make the OB-250 a great choice for the serious bluegrass musician. The quality and price makes it a great step up for the intermediate player and for that matter with the price like this its a great banjo to learn on. The new OB-250 has been redesigned and now includes maple binding, 1st fret inlay, One piece curly maple veneer on the resonator, and a new gorgeous tobacco brown finish.

I added a clear Remo head for better "cutting" sound, GoToh tuners, Stelling medium weight strings and a Bart Veerman bridge specially made for this Archtop.

If you love the old Stanley Brothers recordings and Dr. Ralph's signature tone, this is the banjo for you. All other features are as per the OB-250.

Features include:
[ ] 22 fret, ebony fretboard with hearts and flowers inlay,
[ ] two-way adjustable truss rod
[ ] Armrest is Gold Tone Engraved
[ ] Wood binding
[ ] 24 Brackets
[ ] Dual 11" Coordinator Rods
[ ] Vintage Brown / High Gloss Finish
[ ] One Piece Cast Flange (OPF)
[ ] Chrome Plated Hardware
[ ] Head is 11" Remo HC Clear
[ ] 14" Flamed Maple resonator
[ ] 11" 3-Ply Maple Rim
[ ] Straightline Tailpiece
[ ] 11" Notched Tension Hoop[ ] 40-Hole Brass Sand Cast Archtop Tone Ring

There is nothing wrong with this great instrument, I just have too many banjos at this time and one more on the way! I see no issues cosmetically or structurally with the instrument, other than maybe a couple of scratches here and there. That said, I really do not see any, but would not want to disappoint anyone if they see a scratch!

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United States, Loxahatchee, FL, 33470


$0 if shipped within the Continental USA; no international shipping.

Payment Methods:

Cash (in person), Paypal

Payment Option Notes:

3% fee if PayPal is used. No Fee if Zelle is used.

Return Policy:

Returns not accepted.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition

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