Simply put - The Orange Blossom OB-250 represents the staple of our bluegrass-style banjo line. It has been one of the highest selling banjos in the Gold Tone line for the last 15 years and is the basis of many inspired additions going above and beyond the call of duty.
The OB-250 has been newly redesigned to include a more modern appeal still holding on to its vintage and proven design. Features include the popular curly maple binding on the maple neck and resonator, GT-Master planetary tuners, Hearts & Flowers inlay, one-piece curly maple veneer on the resonator, straightline tailpiece, and a new gorgeous tobacco brown finish. Despite the new additions, this banjo is a tone monster and with the upgraded tone ring design introduced in early 2011, it will certainly raise brows at your local jam. The flat-top 20-hole bell brass tone ring coupled with a 3-ply Canadian maple rim and a complete setup at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida, the OB-250, or any of the other Orange Blossom models, will certainly be the last banjo you will ever need!
Gold Tone OB-250 Banjo Features:
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Finish: Stained brown sunburst
- Inlay: M.O.P. Headstock, hearts & flower fingerboard + first fret inlay
- Neck: Maple
- Nut: Bone
- Resonator: One piece curly maple
- Full Maple Binding on fretboard and resonator
- Rim: 3 ply Canadian Maple
- Hardware: Nickel-Plated
- Engraved Hand Rest
- Head Size & Type: Remo Coated 11" HC
- Strings: Gold Tone Light gauge w/silver wound 4th
- Tailpiece: Straight Line Tailpiece
- Tone Ring : Brass flat top, one piece zinc alloy flange
- Tuning Machines: GT master planets; geared 5th string
- Frets: 22 medium
- Length: 38"
- Neck Width (under nut) 1-3/16"
- Weight 14 lbs.
Gold Tone banjos and Banjitars, and all of their other instruments, are hand-crafted with carefully selected woods, excellent finishes, quality hardware, and "tight" fitting parts. For the "World's Best Value" in a quality banjo (sound and playability), Gold Tone now has over 70 different models which includes other types of instruments for bluegrass, travelers, open-backs, long necks, tenors, plectrums, Banjitars (6 strings for guitarists), Banjo bass, and the Mando banjo. All Gold Tone instruments are set up in the United States ensuring accuracy of tone and playability. The Gold Tone OB-250 is one of the finest banjos you will find on the market!
Gold Tone OB-250 Bluegrass Banjo Video Demo