Gold Star Model GF-300FE Flathead Banjo with Flying Eagle Inlays (5 String)

$3,295.00 $2,800.75

Saga has recreated the ideal bluegrass banjo of the 1930s in 3 exciting models—the GF-200, GF-200-1952 and GF-300 professional quality 5-string resonator banjos! Each represents the best value in today’s market of professional quality instruments. Gold Star has duplicated the design of classic banjos while improving upon certain areas of structural weakness and by using only the best materials for each instrument. highly flamed maple is used for the neck and resonator, rosewood or ebony for the triple-ply bound fingerboard inlaid with traditional inlay patterns of either Hearts and Flowers, Flying Eagle or the 1952 Bow-Tie pattern. Brass is used for the tension hoop and the flange is made of pot metal. At the heart of each instrument, and the secret to their legendary tone lies a three-ply rock maple rim and a special alloy, cast bronze tone ring, providing all the volume and tone for any situation without the unpleasant overtones that characterize some other banjos on the market today. With a new Gold Star, you are sure to get an instrument that not only sounds amazing but looks incredible, too. Many of today’s best banjo players are discovering why Gold Star has the tone and the drive for any musical situation and when you play the Gold Star you’ll know the reason. Each instrument includes a new deluxe CD-1530 wood hardshell case by Superior.

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Select flamed Maple neck with Ebony fingerboard
Select flamed Maple resonator with pre-war style deep-arch and tapered-wall
Beautifully shaded vintage sunburst finish
Deluxe 3-ply rock Maple rim
Sand-cast, pre-war style, 20-hole flathead tone ring
Polished Ebony truss rod cover
3-ply binding on fingerboard
Ebony peghead and fingerboard inlays of hand-cut M.O.P. and abalone in full Flying Eagle pattern
Gold-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: Ebony
Fingerboard Position Inlays: M-O-P Flying Eagle
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 Flying Eagle / 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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