Gold Tone BG-250F Banjo & Lesson Package

$1,669.00 $1,086.75

The Gold Tone BG-250F is a true powerhouse of a workhorse banjo and is absolutely amongst the professional level of banjos.  This is one of the most affordable banjos with a “real” full tone ring which provides so much of the power in the tone of this banjo.  The mahogany resonator adds a crisp tone to the sound that cuts right through to the heart of the jam!  Please check out the video for this banjo and it will be apparent that this is absolutely a professional level banjo for all players

The rosewood fretboard has gorgeous diamond pearl inlay with a matching inlay underneath the Gold Tone logo at the headstock.  The arm rest is Gold Tone engraved and the gloss finish truly does make this banjo shine and is not only an extraordinary banjo for it’s tone the banjo is absolutely stunning as well.

Package Contents

1 BG2-50F Banjo, 1 Gold Tone hardshell case, your choice of instruction packages worth $100 (see details below).

Quality Assurance

This instrument has been set up and inspected at Gold Tone’s factory in Titusville, FL. The banjo also has a complete set-up performed here at Banjo Compass. In addition, the banjo comes with a hard shell case that will protect the instrument for decades. After set-up the banjo is again inspected for perfect function and will arrive ready to play out of the box.

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Choose from one of the following packages to be included free with your BG-250F Banjo. You can also contact us to customize the products up to a $100 retail value.

Backup Package: Rhythm & Backup 101 ($29.95), Backup Licks & Rolls ($29.95), Classic Banjo Backup ($29.95), Bluegrass Fakebook ($19.95)

Easy Songs Package: Easy Banjo Songs 1 ($29.95), Easy Banjo Songs 2 ($29.95), Easy Gospel Songs ($29.95), Banjo Songs Book ($19.95)

Improvisation Package: Banjo Improv 1 ($29.95), Banjo Improv 2 ($29.95), Pentatonic Improv ($29.95), Up the Neck Improv ($29.95)

The presence of a full Bell Brass Tone Ring is what makes this banjo so special. The tone ring alone is pushing and driving the tone and sound of this banjo better than any rolled brass tone ring can. This banjo has a lot of pop and bang but this is a great example of Gold Tone’s classic mellow sound as well. The combination is absolutely exquisite in this banjo’s sound!

The banjo is absolutely a professional level banjo however this is priced so that many beginning level players can afford it. I have known many players that started with a BG250F and have never found the need to buy another one.

-Geoff Hohwald

The BG-250F is the first professional 5 string banjo in our line. It is a vintage replica of the most famous banjo ever played in bluegrass music. All its parts are accurate reproductions of the original. In addition, we have added a maple neck to brighten the tone compared to the original mahogany necks and added a straightline tailpiece to provide extra downward pressure on the bridge creating even more volume. Features also include a bound rosewood fingerboard, a die cast one piece flange and 14” bound mahogany resonator, the new GT Master planetary tuners, a 3-ply Canadian maple rim, flat-top 20-hole bell brass tone ring, and a complete setup here at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida. For a no frills, straight ahead bluegrass banjo, the BG-250F cannot be beat for quality and tone.

Neck: Maple
Bridge: Maple Bridge w/Ebony Cap; 5/8″
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Resonator: 14″ Mahogany
Rim: 3-Ply Canadian Maple
Wood Finish: Vintage Brown
Fingerboard Inlay: Snowflake
Body Binding: Celluloid
Neck Binding: Celluloid
Nut: Bone
Flange: One-piece Die Cast
Tailpiece: Straightline Tailpiece
Strings: GDGBD – .010, .024w, .016, .013, .010
Plating: Chrome
Tuners: GT Master Plantetary Tuners
Tone Ring: Bell Brass Tone Ring
Arm Rest: “Gold Tone” Engraved
Tension Hoop: Brass; Notched
HD16 Hardshell Case; HPB Heavily Padded