Gold Tone OB-275 r v's Gold Tone OB-250 Banjo's
Why the Gold Tone OB-275 'r Orange Blossom banjo over the Gold Tone OB-250 ?. Korean craftsmanship, a radius neck and a pre war bell bronze tone ring makes the difference. Not to forget the following :-
GOLD TONE BANJOS FOR SALE AUSTRALIA & NZ. THE OB-275 'r, ORANGE BLOSSOM BLUEGRASS BANJO. The radius neck version of the OB-275 !. INSPECTION WELCOME .The tone ring is the traditional Bluegrass & much sought after BELL BRONZE pre-war alloy. The OB-250 has been Gold Tone's flagship banjo for many years and with many variations. Now here is the OB-275 'r, a serious improvement over the standard OB-250. The Gold Tone OB-275R is a beatiful modern day, vintage performance instrument. AN ABSOLUTE TOP FLIGHT BLUEGRASS BANJO FOR THE PROFESSIONAL PERFORMER !. >>> INCLUDES GOLD TONE HARD SHELL CASE <<<. Buy GOLD TONE BANJO OB-275r
This is a contributors comments on Banjo Hangout that Geoff Hohwald highlighted.
"I've been playing the new Korean made Gold Tone OB275 for about a year and keeps amazing me how much I've gotten out of this banjo. I think they made it to compete with the RK 75 Elite and next to it, it blows it away. In tone, volume and craftsmanship. In fact this has been true in several cases with way more expensive banjos. I actually wasn't planning on keeping it long and was planning on upgrading. But so far everything else I've played seemed like it would be a waste of money. Something that's in low supply around my house.
This is not a Chinese-made banjo! As you know, quality bluegrass banjos less than $1,400 US are made in China. Not with the OB-275! We teamed up with a very small woodworking factory (think 8 workers) in Korea and for a year and taught them our techniques to establish a model superior to any Chinese product in this price range.
GoldTone OB-275r Features : Chrome plating, Vintage Mahogany Gloss finish, Ebony radius fingerboard, Vintage Cross Diamond Fingerboard Inlays, Maple Neck, Mahogany resonator, Three-ply Canadian maple rim, Bronze Tone-Ring, One Piece Cast Flange, Presto Tailpiece, GTS planetary tuners with Leather Washers, Vintage Mahogany Finish
The OB-175 is now the OB-275
Our first ever BELL BRONZE PRE-WAR ALLOY Tone Ring. For over a year we have been experimenting with bronze alloys trying to find one for the perfect tone. The pre-war tone ring (the holy grail of bluegrass tone) was actually at least three different bronze alloy formulas, depending on the year of manufacture. We discovered these 3 alloys, had tone rings made from each one, and chose the bronze alloy content with the most penetrating tone.
Our GTR TONE RING SHAPE has a rounded top edge, which compared to the typical sharp angle on the common flat top ring adds more contact area for vibration transfer. This allows the head to be tuned tighter if desired. The original and our ring look and sound amazingly similar.
The DESIRED FEATURES of the OB-275r include a 3-ply maple Canadian tone rim, cast flange, maple neck, mahogany resonator, radius ebony fingerboard, double adjusting truss rod, and superior tuners.
The OB-275r has PERFECT FITTING PARTS. This small factory is capable of the perfect tone ring fit, the perfect neck to pot fit, and a perfectly straight neck. Before delivery, we do all the final assembly and adjustments here in Florida. We check every adjustment to make sure the set-up is optimum for tone and playability. PLUS this comes standard with our LIFETIME WARRANTY, which is also transferable. Not even domestic builders can offer that.
By Wayne Rogers
GoldTone OB-275r Features :
Hard shell case included