BG-250FW: Bluegrass Banjo with Flange and Wide Neck

GT Master Planetary Tuners
3-Ply Canadian Maple Rim
Bell Brass Tone Ring
One Piece Cast Flange

The BG-250FW is our value-priced, fully professional-spec Bluegrass banjo; its equipment list reads like pre-war collector banjo, but its price is within reach of any player searching for a keeper banjo. Featuring Gold Tone's bell-brass tone ring and die-cast brass one-piece flange, the BG-250FW has a bound rosewood fretboard (with tasteful snowflake inlays) a maple neck with GT Master planetary tuning machines and a hard-rock maple rim for brighter tone. The straight-line tailpiece provides equal down-pressure for all strings for more balanced playing response.

The BG-250FW is identical to the BG-250F in every way except that the fretboard width at the nut is increased to 1 and 5/16". This extra 1/8" in width is great for players with larger fingers and also appeals to those pickers that play a lot of single-string (Reno, jazz or Celtic) style banjo. Available as left-handed model.

Specifications

  • Neck: Maple
  • Finish: Vintage Brown
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
  • Tuners: GT Master Planets
  • Inlay: Snowflake
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
  • Tone Ring: Bell Brass
  • Rim: 3-Ply Canadian Maple
  • Tension Hoop: Notched Brass
  • Flange: One Piece Cast
  • Binding: White ABS
  • Brackets: 24
  • Buttons: C-Style
  • Hardware: Chrome Plated
  • Pickups: Optional
  • Tailpiece: 5-String Straightline
  • Resonator: 13" Mahogany
  • Armrest: Gold Tone Engraved
  • Head: 11" HC Frosted
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1-5/16" Bone
  • Scale Length: 26-3/16"
  • Weight: 13.5 lbs.
  • Tuning: GDGBD
  • Strings: .010, .024w, .016, .013, .010
  • Option 1: SMP+ P
  • Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup
  • Hard Case: HD16
  • Bag: HPB
  • Left-Handed Available: Yes

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