OT-800 Old Time Vega Tubaphone-Style Banjo with Case

GT Master Planetary Tuners
Tubaphone-Style Tone Ring
1/2" Maple Rim
Old-Time inlay

The Old Tone OT-800 pays homage to one of the most sought-after banjos of the "classic" period (1890 to 1930) when the Boston School of banjo making was the highest expression of the art. The pot sports a pre-WW II-style Tubaphone tone ring, which adds pleasing overtones via a square-section tube mated to a solid brass rod, all encased in a turned brass sleeve. This sits snugly on an eleven-inch maple rim equipped with dual coordinator rods (for easy action adjustment) and is topped with a Remo Renaissance head carrying a maple and ebony bridge. A No Knot tailpiece anchors the strings. The authentic bracket-band carries the shoes without the need to drill holes in the rim, increasing the OT-800's power and sustain. The maple neck has a bound ebony fretboard inlayed in engraved vintage style and a scoop at the pot for the hardcore clawhammer player. A deluxe arched top hard case is included. Available as left-handed model.

Specifications

  • Neck: Maple
  • Finish: Vintage Brown
  • Fingerboard: Ebony with Scoop
  • Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
  • Tuners: GT Master Planets
  • Inlay: Old-Time
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
  • Tone Ring: 32-Hole Tubaphone-Style
  • Rim: 1/2" Maple Tubaphone-Style Bracket Band
  • Tension Hoop: Notched Brass
  • Binding: White ABS
  • Brackets: 24
  • Buttons: C-Style
  • Hardware: Chrome Plated
  • Pickups: Optional
  • Tailpiece: No-Knot
  • Armrest: Vega-Style
  • Head: 11" HC Renaissance
  • Number of Frets: 18
  • Nut Width: 1-3/16" Bone
  • Scale Length: 26-3/16"
  • Weight: 8 lbs.
  • Tuning: GDGBD
  • Strings: .011 .013 .016 .024w .011
  • Option 1: SMP+ P
  • Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup
  • Hard Case: Included
  • Bag: HPBO (Optional)
  • Left-Handed Available: Yes

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