Want to lose three pounds and still play a banjo with traditional beauty and great tone? This Orange Blossom model, rather than employing a brass tone ring, features a "tone rim". The high-quality multi-ply maple rim is machined into the shape of a flat head tone ring, but its all-wood design puts your OB-250 on a diet. If you're troubled with neck or shoulder fatigue during those long parking lot jams, THIS is your banjo. All other OB-250 features are here, including curly maple binding on the maple neck and resonator, GT-Master planetary tuners, hearts & flowers inlay, one-piece curly maple veneer on the resonator, a gorgeous new tobacco-brown finish and a super setup done right here at the Florida Gold Tone shop. Available as left-handed model.
The OB-250LW (Light Weight) banjo rim is an easy way to shave a few pounds off your banjo. The all-wood “rim-and-tone-ring-in-one” replaces the separate wood rim and the two-to-three pound metal tone ring in your banjo. You save your back and the banjo’s sound stays punchy and satisfying with little loss of power and volume. The tone remains tight with a satisfying short sustain. The bevel at the top of the rim measures the same as on most bronze rings and creates the same effective head area as found on a standard flathead tone ring. The LW rim is a quick and inexpensive option for someone needing relief from fatigue during those long sets on stage, or even if you’re just tired of lugging around a thirteen-pound banjo.