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Gold Tone musical instruments are available at banjocrazy.com. Call Paul Roberts at (970) 731-3117 for more information.

Pro Model A-Scale 5-string banjo with Tubaphone-style body, ebony fingerboard, vintage engraved inlays, and frailing scoop. The most requested tone ring for the “Old Time” sound. Includes hard shell case.

The Old Tone 0T-700A is an accurate reproduction of the most sought after banjo design in the classic Old Time sound, the Vega Tubaphone.  This A-Scale model incorporates a fitted metal bracket band to an 11” maple rim in which the shoe lugs bolt directly to the bracket band instead of the wood rim allowing for a more solid tone and increased sustain. The 32-hole brass Tubaphone-style tone ring allows the sound to ring loud and clear with maximum sustain. Improvements to the original classic design include dual coordinator rods (instead of a dowel stick) for a solid neck fit and easy adjustment capabilities.  Other features include a maple neck with bound ebony fingerboard with frailing scoop, a classic engraved fingerboard inlay design, a Fairbanks-style headstock, 11” Renaissance banjo head, and a No Knot tailpiece.  With final assembly and a complete setup at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida, this model delivers exactly what the contemporary openback banjo player is looking for!

The 0T-700A includes a hardshell case.

The A-Scale model is two frets shorter than a standard 5-string and tunes standard to ADAC#D. This model will tune to standard G-tuning with medium gauge strings.


Neck Maple Fingerboard Ebony w/ Fingerboard Scoop
Bridge Maple w/ Ebony Cap; 5/8″
Finishing Touches
Wood Finish Vintage Brown Fingerboard Inlay Vega-Style w/ Engraving
Headstock Inlay Star w/ Engraving Neck Binding Celluloid
Parts & Hardware
Nut Bone Tuners GT Master Planetary Tuners
Tailpiece No Knot Tailpiece Flange Genuine Bracket Band
Tone Ring 32-Hole Tubaphone-Style Tone Ring Strings ADAC#D – .010, .013, .016, .024w, .010
Rim 1/2″ Maple Plating Chrome
Tension Hoop Brass; Notched Arm Rest Vega-Style Armrest
Pickup Optional SMP+
Other Features & Options
Case Options Includes Hardshell Case; Optional HBTR Heavily Padded Gigbag Other Options Lefty / Capo Spikes / Optional Resonator
Scale 23-9/16″ Weight 8 lbs
Nut Width 1-3/16″ Frets 16 Medium
Head Size 11″ Remo High Crown Renaissance