Gold Tone OB-250AT
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SpecificationsScale Length: 26.19"
Nut Width: 1.19"
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Peghead Overlay: Ebony
Peghead Inlay: "Hearts and Flowers" pattern in mother-of-pearl
Fret Markers: 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, and 22
Nut Material: Bone
Tuners: Gold Tone Master planetary
Finish: Full gloss
Rim Size: 11"
Rim Wood: Three-ply maple
Rim or Resonator Binding: Cream
Resonator Wood: Figured maple
Head: Remo HC Coated Topside
Armrest: Gold Tone engraved nickel-plated
Case: Gold Tone hard-shell case
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Those of you familiar with Gold Tone's excellent resonator banjos will probably already know about their OB-250, one of their finest instruments designed for three-finger play. But the addition of an arched top turns the standard OB-250 into this lovely OB-250AT, a percussive bluegrass banjo geared towards musicians who find themselves emulating the precise sounds of Ralph Stanley's banjo playing. The full flange and brass 20-hole tone ring that OB-250 players know and love are still here on its archtop sibling, and the solid maple neck and three-ply maple pot lend the banjo its traditionalist bluegrass sound. Appointments are vintage-inspired, with the Gibson "Hearts and Flowers" inlay pattern in mother-of-pearl on the neck and headstock, and a full gloss finish for a little bit of added visual pop. Included in the price is a Gold Tone hardshell case.