Gold Star Model GF-200 Flathead Banjo with Hearts & Flowers Inlays (5 String)

$2,795.00 $2,375.75

If your looking for the articulate snap and prewar tone of an all maple 5-string resonator banjo from the 1930’s, the GF-200 is the perfect choice! This instrument represents the culmination of years of development involving the re-issue of the legendary Gold Star banjos of the late 1970’s and 1980’s that set the standard for how modern banjos similar to those of the prewar period are made. Only the best hand-selected flamed maple is used for the neck and resonator and is finished in a beautiful shaded vintage sunburst. All hardware is beautifully nickel-plated and manufactured to meet vintage specifications assuring that the GF-200 not only sounds amazing and looks incredible, but performs on a professional level, too. So, when you are ready to Shift your Break into Overdrive, get your hands on a Gold Star!

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Select flamed maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
Select flamed Maple resonator with prewar style deep-arch and tapered-wall
Beautifully shaded vintage sunburst finish
Deluxe 3-ply rock maple rim
Sand-cast, prewar style 20-hole flathead tone ring
Polished ebony truss rod cover
3-ply binding on fingerboard
Ebony peghead overlay
Fingerboard and peghead share matching hand-cut inlays of pearl and abalone in the traditional Hearts and Flowers pattern
Triple nickel-plated hardware
Deluxe Gotoh tuners with genuine pearl buttons
Superior CD-1530 deluxe hardshell case with emerald green crushed velvet interior
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Body Type: Flathead Resonator
Bridge: Aged Maple / Ebony Top
Coordinator Rods: Dual Adjustable
Fingerboard & Peghead Binding: White ABS
Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Position Inlays: M-O-P Hearts & Flowers
Finish: Sunburst High Gloss
Flange: Single-piece / Die-cast
Head: Remo 11″ / Medium Crown
Metal Plating: Nickel
Neck Material: Premium Flamed Maple
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1 3/16″
Peghead Inlay: M-O-P Hearts & Flowers / Logo
Peghead Overlay: Ebony
Resonator: Select Figured Maple
Resonator Binding & Purfling: White ABS / Multi-ply
Rim: Deluxe Multi-ply Hard Rock Maple
Scale Length: 26 3/8″
Tailpiece: Presto Style
Tone Ring: 20-Hole / Cast Bell Bronze
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover: Black ABS Teardrop
Tuners: Gotoh Planetary Tuners / Genuine Pearl Buttons / Geared 5th

Weight 4 lbs

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