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

Now YOU can build “the best bluegrass banjo” for under $1000! The OB-250 is endorsed by bluegrass legend Frank Wakefield. A great choice for the serious bluegrass musician.

OB-250 Kit

The OB-250 Kit (based on our OB-250 banjo) is designed to provide the highest quality banjo in kit form. No special tools needed–all joints are pre-cut. All wood is maple, sanded, and ready to finish. All metal is nickel-plated. Many options available (see below).

  • Options:
  • Neck blank w/paddle style headstock . . . you shape headstock and add inlay
  • JLS vintage bronze tone ring
  • Sosebee bridge (all wood aged)
  • GTS genuine skin head
  • Schaller D tuners
  • Capo spikes or Shubb 5th string capo

Kit instruction manual


Neck Maple Resonator 14″ Flamed Maple
Fingerboard Ebony Bridge Maple Bridge w/ Ebony Cap
Finishing Touches
Wood Finish Unfinished Fingerboard Inlay Hearts & Flowers
Neck Binding Curly Maple Body Binding Curly Maple
Parts & Hardware
Nut Bone Tuners GT Master Planetary Tuners
Tailpiece Straightline Flange Zinc alloy
Tone Ring Cast brass Rim Canadian maple 3-ply rim
Plating Chrome
Other Features & Options
Other Options JLS tone ring, Paddle Headstock no inlay (so you can design your own peg head)