About this banjo
“Pre-war” style, at a price anyone can afford, AND authentic tone and superb playability describe the OB-150. This Bluegrass banjo sports a three-ply maple rim and one-piece flange (just like the megabucks originals), a maple neck inlayed in authentic style, a brass flathead tone ring and a smooth satin finish. The OB-150 is professionally set up in our Florida shop and comes with TRANSFERRABLE lifetime warranty. Available as left-handed model.
Finish: Satin Vintage Mahogany
Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
Inlay: Vintage Pearloid
Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
Tone Ring: Sand Cast Brass
Rim: 3-Ply Canadian Maple
Tension Hoop: Notched Brass
Flange: One Piece Die Cast
Binding: ABS Creme
Hardware: Chrome Plated
Tailpiece: 5-String Terminator
Head: 11″ Remo HC Frosted
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Width: 1-1/4″ Zero Glide Bone
Scale Length: 26-1/4″
Weight: 11 lbs.
Strings: .011, .024w, .016, .013, .011
Option 1: SMP+ P
Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup
Hard Case: Included
Left-Handed Available: Yes
Zero Glide Installed: 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.
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