Gold Tone OT-800 Old Time Tubaphone-Style Left Handed 5 String Banjo
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. This is the left-handed version.
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.
Finish: Vintage Brown
Fingerboard: Ebony with Scoop
Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
Tuners: GT Master Planets
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
Hardware: Chrome Plated
Armrest: Reproduction of early
Head: 11" HC Renaissance
Number of Frets: 18
Nut Width: 1-3/16" Bone
Scale Length: 26-3/16"
Weight: 8 lbs.
Case sold separately
When this banjo arrived at the refurbishing center the authorized technician found no issues with the guitar. It has no flaws or repairs noted. Otherwise, It is in like new mint condition played for testing purposes only. Unlike most refurbished guitars that we sell as described under more info below, this guitar does not have a "used" or "2nd" stamp and it still has its original Serial Numbers.
More Info: This is a refurbished instrument. These guitars are sent directly from the manufacturer or distributor to the authorized refurbishing center where they are fully inspected and cleared by a certified technician. The guitars are sent there for many reasons, including: Cosmetic flaws, Minor repairs & Discontinued or Last Years Models.
Most of the Instruments that we sell have no flaws. For any that do, we will describe the flaw or repair in the listing and include a photo if it is visible. Item specifics may very from stock description. "The actual guitar for sale is shown in the photographs"
All of our guitars come with a new standard factory setup, but may require a small amount of fine tuning to fit the players personal taste. Accessories and Warranty are not included unless stated otherwise in the description however, we supply a 30 day guarantee with every guitar. Some guitars are given a new serial number and the back of the headstock is lightly stamped "used" or "2nd" by the authorized refurbishing center. These guitars are the next best thing to buying new!