- Item # 1496469
- Model # OT-800/L
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… Learn More
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Left-handed banjo with a vintage stylistic.
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. A deluxe arched top hard case is included.
Gold Tone Mastertone OT-800/L Left-Handed Old Time Tubaphone-Style Banjo
- 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: 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.
- Tuning: GDGBD
- Strings: .011 .013 .016 .024w .011