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Banjos over $1,000.00

If you have $1,000 or more in your budget for a bluegrass banjo, you are in a position to buy a truly fine instrument that will last you a lifetime. Whether you are a professional, or a beginner to intermediate player who wants to play a great instrument, you are sure to find the banjo of your dreams here.

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Gold Tone BG250F Bluegrass Special
Gold Tone BG250F Bluegrass Special
The BG-250F is the first professional 5 string banjo in our line. It is a vintage replica of the most famous banjo ever played in bluegrass music. All its parts are accurate reproductions of the original. In addition, we have added a maple neck to brighten the tone compared to the original mahogany necks and added a straightline tailpiece to provide extra downward pressure on the bridge creating even more volume. Features also include a bound rosewood fingerboard, a die cast one piece flange and 14” bound mahogany resonator, the new GT Master planetary tuners, a 3-ply Canadian maple rim, flat-top 20-hole bell brass tone ring, and a complete setup at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida. For a no frills, straight ahead bluegrass banjo, the BG-250F cannot be beat for quality and tone.
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Gold Tone BG-250FW Banjo
Gold Tone BG-250FW Banjo
To fulfill many requests for a professional level bluegrass banjo with a wider fingerboard, we have introduced the BG-250FW. This model features the same specifications as the BG-250F with a nut width of 1 5/16” instead of the standard 1 3/16”. Players with larger fingers will enjoy the comfort of this fingerboard.
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Recording King RK-R36 Madison Resonator Banjo
Recording King RK-R36 Madison Resonator Banjo
The Recording King Madison RK-R36 is for every banjo player looking for a high-quality, great-sounding instrument that won't break the bank. The RK-R36 is built with a Mastertone-style bell brass cast tone ring and one-piece flange just like our best-selling RK-R35, but with a select mahogany resonator and neck. The 24-hook brass tension hoop allows the head to be adjusted to the perfect tension, and the nickel-plated hardware matches vintage Mastertone-style specs at a fraction of the price.
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Flinthill FHB-287 Traditional 5-String Resonator Banjo - Flat Head
Flinthill FHB-287 Traditional 5-String Resonator Banjo - Flat Head
Flinthill banjos are hand-crafted to the original pre-war specs— to the delight of collectors and players everywhere! There are no modern banjos that come any closer to sound of the pre-war originals—but Flinthill beats EVERYBODY on price! The finest selected maple and mahogany are used for the necks and resonators and the lavish pearl inlay patterns are reproductions of vintage originals. You have your choice of an authentic, cast flathead tone ring or the rare raised head arch top tone ring—the most coveted, late 1920s solid version with no holes. All the neck proportions are pre-war-inspired and designed for easy playing. Authentic, 2-band planetary tuners and a geared 5th ensure accurate tuning and the one piece flange, correct period armrest and Presto-style tailpiece are true to tradition as well.
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Flinthill FHB-297 Traditional 5-String Resonator Banjo - Flat Head
Flinthill FHB-297 Traditional 5-String Resonator Banjo - Flat Head
Flinthill banjos are hand-crafted to the original pre-war specs— to the delight of collectors and players everywhere! There are no modern banjos that come any closer to sound of the pre-war originals—but Flinthill beats EVERYBODY on price! The finest selected maple and mahogany are used for the necks and resonators and the lavish pearl inlay patterns are reproductions of vintage originals. You have your choice of an authentic, cast flathead tone ring or the rare raised head arch top tone ring—the most coveted, late 1920s solid version with no holes. All the neck proportions are pre-war-inspired and designed for easy playing. Authentic, 2-band planetary tuners and a geared 5th ensure accurate tuning and the one piece flange, correct period armrest and Presto-style tailpiece are true to tradition as wel
Product# FHB-297
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Gold Tone OB-250 Banjo
Gold Tone OB-250 Banjo
Simply put – The Orange Blossom OB-250 represents the staple of our bluegrass-style banjo line. It has been one of the highest selling banjos in the Gold Tone line for the last 15 years and is the basis of many inspired additions going above and beyond the call of duty. The OB-250 was redesigned in 2007 to include a more modern appeal still holding on to its vintage and proven design. Features include the popular curly maple binding on the maple neck and resonator, GT-Master planetary tuners, Hearts & Flowers inlay, one-piece curly maple veneer on the resonator, straightline tailpiece, and a new gorgeous tobacco brown finish. With the upgraded tone ring design introduced in early 2011, it will certainly raise brows at your local jam. The flat-top 20-hole bell brass tone ring coupled with a 3-ply Canadian maple rim and a complete setup at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida, the OB-250, or any of the other Orange Blossom models, will certainly be the last banjo you will ever need!
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Gold Tone OB-250AT Archtop Banjo w/Case
Gold Tone OB-250AT Archtop Banjo w/Case
The Orange Blossom OB-250AT model includes a forty-hole sand cast bell brass arch top tone ring fitted to a 3-ply Canadian maple rim. This well-equipped configuration produces more penetrating highs and volume compared to those achieved with a conventional flat top tone ring. For banjoists who are familiar with the flat top sound and are looking for a brighter sound that will “cut through” in bluegrass jams, this model is answer!
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Recording King RK-Elite-75 Banjo
Recording King RK-Elite-75 Banjo
Modeled after the original Mastertone banjos of the 1930's, the Recording King RK-Elite offers players vintage sound and handcrafted construction. Professional components like a classic Mastertone-style tone ring, true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim and nitrocellulose lacquer finish put this banjo in a category by itself. With classic design features like the vintage-style double-cut Recording King peghead and custom Flying Eagle-style peghead and fretboard inlay, this banjo proudly carries forward the tradition of one of history's most revered instrument manufacturers.
Product# RK-Elite-75
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Recording King RK-Elite-76 Banjo
Recording King RK-Elite-76 Banjo
Modeled after the original Mastertone banjos of the 1930's, the Recording King RK-Elite offers players vintage sound and handcrafted construction. Professional components like a classic Mastertone-style tone ring, true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim and nitrocellulose lacquer finish put this banjo in a category by itself. With classic design features like the vintage-style double-cut Recording King peghead and custom Hearts & Flowers-style peghead and fretboard inlay, this banjo proudly carries forward the tradition of one of history's most revered instrument manufacturers.
Product# RK-Elite-76
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Gold Star GF-100JD Bluegrass Album Banjo
Gold Star GF-100JD Bluegrass Album Banjo
In 1980, five musicians went into the Arch Street Studio in Berkeley, CA and Bluegrass recording history was made. “The Bluegrass Album” with Tony Rice, J.D. Crowe, Bobby Hicks, Doyle Lawson and Todd Phillips redefined the direction of the music for the next generation. The banjo pictured on the cover and recorded on the Bluegrass Album was a prewar RB-3 that has been with Saga for more than 30 years. For the past five years, we have charted a course which has finally resulted in the recreation of that legendary banjo…an instrument that produced some of the finest examples of banjo tone that have ever been recorded. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the continuing tradition.
Product# GF-100JD
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Gold Tone OB-250 Plus Banjo
Gold Tone OB-250 Plus Banjo
The Orange Blossom 250+ (OB-250+) is an improved version of our celebrated OB-250 with added features reserved for only the highest-quality of banjos. Upgraded features include the JLS “Special #12” Bronze Tone Ring, a 3-ply Canadian maple rim, Gary Sosebee Select aged maple bridge, and includes a TKL deluxe arch top case and a lifetime transferable warranty. The JLS “Special #12” Tone Ring is a replica of the Gibson tone rings used in the Granada models in the 1930’s. The maker, Jim Stull of San Antonio, Texas, has analyzed original Gibson tone rings and duplicated the exact specifications. When electronically tested for pitch, sustain, and ring, it equals the original. It also has a slightly longer “skirt” which (1) provides more contact with the wood rim and (2) provides direct contact with the heel of the neck for optimized tone. With a complete setup at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida, this banjo will compete with just about any banjo out there… right out of the box.
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Gold Tone OB-300 Prestige Series Banjo
Gold Tone OB-300 Prestige Series Banjo
This gold plated beauty has all of the elegant features found on banjos well into the $10,000 range. A curly maple neck and matching curly maple binding combine for a most decorative 5 string. The sand cast bronze tone ring is used in only the best of banjos and provides a loud and penetrating tone. A unique truss rod cover matches the exquisite inlay throughout the banjo. With a detailed setup at the Gold Tone Factory, this banjo will play and sound worlds above the price you would actually pay for it.
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RK-M5 RECORDING KING USA SERIES RESONATOR BANJO, FLAME MAPLE
RK-M5 RECORDING KING USA SERIES RESONATOR BANJO, FLAME MAPLE
We've built the USA Series M5 banjo entirely by hand in the USA with top-shelf woods like the Eastern curly maple neck and curly maple resonator. Our original Fan-style fretboard inlay and hand-rubbed nitrocellulose lacquer round out the M5's impressive set of professional features. Recording King Vintage Hardshell case included.
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RK-M7 RECORDING KING USA SERIES RESONATOR BANJO, MAHOGANY
RK-M7 RECORDING KING USA SERIES RESONATOR BANJO, MAHOGANY
The USA Series M7 banjo is hand-built in the USA. With high-end features like a Honduran mahogany neck and resonator, the M7 will hold its own against any top shelf banjo on the market. Our custom-designed Diamond & Square fretboard inlay and hand-rubbed nitrocellulose lacquer finish elevate this banjo to another level. Recording King Vintage Hardshell case included.
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