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

$1,369.00 $1,026.75

Due to the enormous popularity of the WL-250, Gold Tone has now introduced an exquisite version featuring our custom tree of life inlay. Unlike other tree of life inlay designs, the position markers are easily seen by the flower patterns for up the neck playing. Scooped fingerboard is unavailable for this model.

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Neck: Maple, Double Adjusting Truss Rod, Dual Coordinator Rods
Fingerboard: Maple/Ebony
Bridge: Grover
Wood Finish: Vintage Brown
Fingerboard Inlay: Modified tree of life.. Design is modified so the position markers are easier to identify
Headstock Inlay: Matches T of L
Neck binding: Celluloid
Body Binding: Celluloid
Nut: Bone
Tuners: GT Master Planets
Tailpiece: No-Knot
Tone Ring: White Ladye
Strings: Medium
Rim: 1/2″” Maple ply
Plating: Chrome
Tension Hoop: Brass
Arm Rest: Vega
Scale: 26 3/16″”
Weight: 6.7 lbs
Nut width: 1 3/16″”
Frets: Medium
Total Length: 38″”
Head Size: 11″” Renaissance HC”

The White Ladye with tree-of-life inlay is here! Gold Tone’s premier open-back banjo has remarkable tone and exquisite cosmetics. A White Ladye tone ring, combined with a thin maple rim, provides ample volume and a wonderful plunky tone. Read the review in the Banjo Newsletter!

Want 5th-string railroad spike capos? We offer this as a free service when you buy a banjo from us. Choose Yes or No when you add this banjo to your shopping cart.

What’s a 5th-string railroad spike capo? Click here to see a photo. 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.

Weight 11 lbs


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