About this banjo
The Old Tone OT-800LN is based one of the most sought-after banjos of the “classic” period (1890 to 1930) when the Boston School of banjo making was the highest expression of the art. The pot sports a pre-WW II-style Tubaphone tone ring, which adds pleasing overtones via a square-section brass tube mated to a solid brass rod, all encased in a turned brass sleeve. This all sits snugly on an eleven-inch maple rim equipped with dual coordinator rods (for easy action adjustment) and is topped with a Remo Renaissance head carrying a maple and ebony bridge. A No Knot tailpiece anchors the strings. The authentic bracket-band carries the bracket shoes without the need to drill holes in the rim, increasing the OT-800’s power and sustain. The extended maple neck has a bound ebony fretboard inlayed in engraved vintage style, and has a scoop at the pot for the hardcore clawhammer player. A deluxe arched top hard case is included.
Finish: Vintage Brown
Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
Tuners: GT Master Planets
Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
Tone Ring: 32-Hole Tubaphone-Style
Rim: 1/2″ Maple Tubaphone-Style Bracket Band
Tension Hoop: Notched Brass
Binding: White ABS
Hardware: Chrome Plated
Head: 11″ HC Renaissance
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Width: 1-3/16″ Bone
Scale Length: 32″
Weight: 9 lbs.
Strings: .012, .026w, .018, .016, .012
Option 1: SMP+ P
Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup
Hard Case: Included
Left-Handed Available: No
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