About this banjo
The OB-300 is, without reservation, the most beautiful flat head banjo you can buy at anywhere near its price. This gold-plated beauty has every feature you could ask for on a high-end professional banjo. A striking curly maple neck bound with matching curly maple and abalone-style binding catches the eyes; the sand-cast bell bronze flat head tone ring grabs the ears. This tone ring is used only in the world’s finest banjos. A unique abalone-and-pearl-style truss rod cover matches the exquisite inlay found on the neck and the resonator. Unlike most vine-style fret-board inlay patterns, the OB-300’s modified tree of life inlay features flowers as navigational markers at the appropriate fret positions to help you get around. Ingenious. If you want be heard AND noticed, this one’s for you.
Neck: Curly Maple
Finish: Vintage Brown
Bridge: Gary Sosebee Aged Maple
Tuners: GT Master Planets
Inlay: Modified Tree of Life
Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
Tone Ring: Bronze Sand Cast
Rim: 3-Ply Canadian Maple
Tension Hoop: Notched Brass
Flange: One Piece Cast
Hardware: Triple Plated Gold
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: 12 lbs.
Strings: .010, .024w, .016, .013, .010
Option 1: SMP+ P
Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup
Hard Case: Included
Left-Handed Available: No
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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