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

The BG-250FW is a NEW has all of the same great features found on the BG-250F model while offering a slightly wider fingerboard.

The BG-250FW nut width is 1-5/16” (standard BG-250F is 1-3/16”). We have had many requests over the years from players with larger hands (and fingers) to make a wider neck width under the nut, and we are now happy to include the BG-250FW as a standard model to the Gold Tone line.

The BG-250FW is the first professional 5-string banjo in our line. It is a vintage replica of the most famous banjo ever played in bluegrass music. All its parts are accurate reproductions of the original. In addition, we have added a maple neck to brighten the tone compared to the original mahogany necks and added a straightline tailpiece to provide extra downward pressure on the bridge creating even more volume. Features also include a bound rosewood fingerboard, a die cast one piece flange and 13” bound mahogany resonator, the new GT Master planetary tuners, a 3-ply Canadian maple rim, flat-top 20-hole bell brass tone ring, and a complete setup here at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida. For a no frills, straight ahead bluegrass banjo, the BG-250FW can not be beat for quality and tone.

Specifications

Woods
Neck Maple Resonator 14″ Mahogany
Fingerboard Rosewood Bridge Maple w/ Ebony Cap; 5/8″
Finishing Touches
Wood Finish Vintage Brown Fingerboard Inlay Snowflake
Neck Binding Celluloid Body Binding Celluloid
Parts & Hardware
Nut Bone Tuners GT Master Planetary Tuners
Tailpiece Straightline Tailpiece Flange One Piece Die Cast Zinc
Tone Ring Bell Brass Tone Ring Strings GDGBD – .010, .013, .016, .024w, .010
Rim 3-Ply Canadian Maple Plating Chrome
Tension Hoop Brass; Notched Arm Rest “Gold Tone” Engraved
Electronics
Pickup Optional SMP+
Other Features & Options
Case Options HD16 Hardshell Case; HPB Heavily Padded Gigbag Other Options Lefty / Capo Spikes
Dimensions
Scale 26 3/16″ Weight 13 lbs.
Nut Width 1-5/16″ Frets 22 Medium
Total Length 38-3/8″ Head Size 11″ Remo High Crown Frosted
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