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

Premier Long Neck Banjo, Tubaphone-style Tone Ring

The Old Tone Series 0T-800LN is the ultimate long neck banjo. Tuned 1-1/2 steps lower for the best singing keys, this model is ideal for the folk musician and closely resembles Mr. Pete Seeger’s famous and highly desired plunky tone.

The 0T-800LN banjo pot assembly is an accurate reproduction of the most sought after design in the classic Old Time sound, the Vega Tubaphone.  This 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, 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 long neck banjo player is looking for!

The 0T-800LN includes a deluxe hardshell archtop case.


Neck Maple Fingerboard Ebony
Bridge Maple w/ Ebony Cap; 5/8″
Finishing Touches
Wood Finish Vintage Brown Fingerboard Inlay Engraved Inlays
Headstock Inlay Star Neck Binding Celluloid
Parts & Hardware
Nut Bone Tuners GT Master Plantetary Tuners
Tailpiece No Knot Tailpiece Flange Tubaphone-style Bracket Band
Tone Ring Tubaphone-Style Brass Tone Ring Strings EBEG#B – .012, .014, .018, .026w, .012
Rim 1/2″ Maple Plating Chrome
Tension Hoop Brass; Notched Arm Rest Vega-Style
Pickup Optional SMP+
Other Features & Options
Case Options Includes Hardshell Deluxe Archtop Case; Optional HPBLNO Heavily Padded Gigbag Other Options Optional Resonator
Scale 32″ Weight 9 lbs
Nut Width 1-3/16″ Frets 25 Medium
Head Size 11″ HC Renaissance