Item #1501158 Model #OB-250+TP

Gold Tone OB-250+TP Orange Blossom Banjo With Tony Pass Schaeffer Rim Vintage Brown


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Long-skirt tone ring inspired by pre-WW II G-word tone rings for authentic old-school tone.

The "plus" in the OB-250+TP is the ultra-premium JLS #12 tone ring. Developed by master caster Jim Stull of San Antonio, Texas, this ring is the result of years of analyzing many pre-WW ll G-word tone rings to ascertain the formula of the bronze alloy used to make them the sought-after pieces of hardware they've become. This long-skirt tone ring improves the contact between the neck, the rim and the tone ring, increasing the transmission of energy from the pot to the neck. It mimics the tone of the costly originals at a tiny fraction of the original's cost. The OB-250+TP Professional Bluegrass Banjo adds the phenomenal Tony Pass/Schaefer birch (recovered from the bottom of Lake Superior) block-style rim for even more powerful tone.

The OB-250+TP includes a hardshell case.

  • Neck: Curly maple
  • Finish: Vintage brown
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Gary Sosebee aged maple
  • Tuners: GT Master Planets
  • Inlay: Hearts & Flowers
  • Truss Rod: Two-way adjustable
  • Tone Ring: JLS #12 Bell Bronze (USA)
  • Rim: 3-ply Canadian Maple Tony Pass birch block
  • Tension Hoop: Notched Brass
  • Flange: One-piece die-cast zinc
  • Binding: Wood
  • Brackets: 24
  • Buttons: C-style
  • Hardware: Chrome-plated
  • Tailpiece: 5-string straightline
  • Resonator: 14" flamed maple
  • Armrest: Gold Tone engraved
  • Head: 11" HC frosted
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1-3/16" Bone
  • Scale Length: 26-3/16"
  • Weight: 13.5 lb.
  • Tuning: GDGBD
  • Strings: .011, .024w, .016, .013, .011