Gold Tone WL-250 White Ladye Plus 5-String Banjo

$1,369.00 $1,026.75

Want your cake and some gingerbread, too? The “plus” in WL-250+ mean a gorgeous Tree of Life inlay winding end to end down the un-scooped ebony fretboard of this deluxe version of the Gold Tone WL-250.

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About this banjo

Want your cake and some gingerbread, too? The “plus” in WL-250+ mean a gorgeous Tree of Life inlay winding end to end down the un-scooped ebony fretboard of this deluxe version of the Gold Tone WL-250. Unlike many such decorative patterns that can get confusing to play on, ours features strategically placed flower inlays at the usual marked frets as a navigational aid. The WL-250+ features an accurate replica of the classic three-piece Whyte Laydie tone ring, mated with a half-inch maple rim for maximum air chamber volume. The maple neck has a vintage heel design, a Fairbanks-style headstock shape and GT Master planetary-geared tuners. The eleven-inch pot carries a Remo Renaissance head, a No-Knot tailpiece and dual coordinator rods for a solid neck fit and easy adjustments. A complete pro setup at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida completes this work of art. Available as left-handed model.

Banjo Specifications

Neck: Maple
Finish: Vintage Brown
Fingerboard: Ebony
Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
Tuners: GT Master Planets
Inlay: Modified Tree of Life
Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
Tone Ring: White Ladye
Rim: 1/2″ Maple
Tension Hoop: Notched Brass
Binding: White ABS
Brackets: 24
Buttons: C-Style
Hardware: Chrome Plated
Pickups: Optional
Tailpiece: No-Knot
Armrest: Vega-Style
Head: 11″ HC Renaissance
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Width: 1-3/16″ Bone
Scale Length: 26-3/16″
Weight: 6.7 lbs.
Tuning: GDGBD
Strings: .010, .024w, .016, .013, .010
Option 1: SMP+ P
Option 2: Fishman Rare Earth Pickup
Hard Case: HD14
Bag: HPBO
Left-Handed Available: Yes

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Weight 11 lbs
Orientation

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