Gold Tone BG-150F 5-String Banjo

$929.00 $696.00

Our new midline, full-size bluegrass banjo includes features found on our pro models. This would also be an excellent instrument for players looking for a lightweight bluegrass banjo.

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About this Banjo

Our new midline, full-size bluegrass banjo includes features found on our pro models. This would also be an excellent instrument for players looking for a lightweight bluegrass banjo. This instrument is the next step above our Cripple Creek models and features a one-piece flat flange and has a full-size 14″ resonator.

New for 2016, the Gold Tone BG-150F brings the beautiful appearance of the great pre-WW ll banjos to a new, lower price point. This banjo offers the player the lovely hearts-and-flowers fretboard inlay and the fully-bound neck and fourteen-inch resonator of the Gold Tone BG-250F combined with lightweight playing comfort (made possible by installing a quarter-inch brass-rod tone ring rather than the nearly three-pound bell brass ring in the BG-250F). Little is lost in sound quality or power, and long gigs played standing up become much more bearable. Available as left-handed model.

Banjo Specifications

Neck: Maple

Finish: Vintage Brown

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap

Tuners: Planetary

Inlay: Hearts & Flowers

Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable

Tone Ring: Rolled Brass

Rim: Multi-Ply Maple

Tension Hoop: Notched Steel

Flange: One Piece Die Cast Zinc

Binding: White ABS

Brackets: 24

Buttons: A-Style

Hardware: Chrome Plated

Pickups: Optional

Tailpiece: 5-String Straightline

Resonator: 14″ Mahogany

Armrest: Gold Tone Engraved

Head: 11″ HC Frosted

Number of Frets: 22

Nut Width: 1-3/16″ Bone

Scale Length: 26-3/16″

Weight: 8 lbs.

Tuning: GDGBD

Strings: .010, .024w, .016, .013, .010

Option 1: SMP+ P

Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup

Hard Case: HD16

Bag: HPB

Left-Handed Available: Yes

Bonuses When You Order From Banjo.com

  • 5th String Railroad Spike Capos – FREE
    We can add these as a free service when you purchase a banjo from us. When you add this banjo to your cart just select that you want the capos. What is this? When you use a standard capo on your banjo fretboard, fretting strings 1 through 4, you’ll need to capo the 5th string separately. The 5th string starts at the 5th fret. If your standard capo is on the 2nd fret, you also need to capo the 5th string two frets higher, at the 7th fret. We recommend installing railroad spike capos on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). We install them on the fretboard just under the 5th string, an idea that was developed and used by Earl Scruggs himself. We use them, and so do most of the professional players we know. When you’re playing, you don’t really notice the spikes because they’re out of the way, but they’re always there when you need them. Simply slide the 5th string under the spike. When you’re done, slide it out.
  • Bluegrass or Clawhammer Starter Pack – FREE
    We can send along with your banjo a Bluegrass or Clawhammer Starter Pack for free. This includes a strap, DVD, and tuner and picks.
  • Every Banjo Tested by a Banjo Expert Before Shipping
Weight 8 lbs
FREE Starter Pack

Bluegrass Starter Pack, Clawhammer Starter Pack, No Thanks

Railroad Spikes

Free 5th String Railroad Spike Installation, No Thanks

Orientation

Left Handed, Right Handed

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