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Gold Star Banjos

Gold Star banjos are back and represent quality and value more than ever. With older models fast becoming collectors items, the Pre-War sound and flathead design will assure these new models will be added to the list! Ever since these banjos were discontinued in the late 1980's, they have continued to be topics of discussion for their legendary sound and value. With close to 25 years to improve these already legendary instruments, we are sure you will agree that these banjos are the best value available on the market today!

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Gold Star GF-85 Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Gold Star GF-85 Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
In the late 1970s Saga Musical Instruments made banjo history with the introduction of the Gold Star Banjo. These instruments were the first production banjos since the 1930s to be manufactured with the lethal combination of a three-ply maple rim and a single piece flange! As a result, Gold Star banjos became collector's items for the current crop of pickers during the 1980s and 1990s and are still the object of many a collector's desire. The GF-85 easily lives up to its reputation as a banjo in which the sound quality and value far exceeds anything at twice the price. Produced with the same attention to detail as the original models and under the watchful eye of our skilled makers, these reissue Gold Stars come from an almost clean slate and are made the old-fashioned way, replicating '30s era banjos with a few modern touches like a geared 5th. Just one look and you will know that the GF-85 is every bit a Gold Star and carries on the name proudly .
Product# GF-85
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Gold Star GF100 Professional 5-String Resonator Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Gold Star GF100 Professional 5-String Resonator Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Most banjo players agree that the ideal bluegrass banjo was the flathead built in very limited quantities during the 1930's. To meet this demand and to offer it at a price any player could afford, Saga Musical Instruments introduced the original GF-100 banjo in the early 1970's. Ever since these banjos were discontinued in the late 1980's due to costly manufacturing methods in Japan, they have continued to be topics of discussion for their legendary sound and value. It's 2005 and the new Gold Star GF-100W (Wreath) is back and better than ever before. Each instrument has that same great tone that banjos players like Tom Adams are looking for. Available in 3 different inlay patterns: Hearts & Flowers, Flying Eagle, and Wreath Inlays.
Product# GF-100W
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Gold Star GF-200 Flamed Maple Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Gold Star GF-200 Flamed Maple Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
If your looking for the articulate snap and prewar tone of an all maple 5-string resonator banjo from the 1930's, the GF-200 is the perfect choice! This instrument represents the culmination of years of development involving the re-issue of the legendary Gold Star banjos of the late 1970's and 1980's that set the standard for how modern banjos similar to those of the prewar period are made. Only the best hand-selected flamed maple is used for the neck and resonator and is finished in a beautiful shaded vintage sunburst. All hardware is beautifully nickel-plated and manufactured to meet vintage specifications assuring that the GF-200 not only sounds amazing and looks incredible, but performs on a professional level, too. So, when you are ready to Shift your Break into Overdrive, get your hands on a Gold Star!
Product# GF-200
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Gold Star GF-200-1952 Professional 5-String Banjo - Bow Ties - Bluegrass Instruments
Gold Star GF-200-1952 Professional 5-String Banjo - Bow Ties - Bluegrass Instruments
Saga has recreated the ideal bluegrass banjo and one that would have been found in the hands of the legendary Earl Scruggs during the 1950's and at the high-point of his career. The GF-200-1952 has recreated the design of that classic banjos while improving upon certain areas of structural weakness and by using only the best materials and modern construction techniques. Highly flamed maple is used for the neck and resonator, choice rosewood for the triple-ply bound fingerboard which includes the unique Bow-Tie pattern that was applied to Earl's original banjo. Brass is used for the tension hoop and the flange is made of pot metal. At the heart of each instrument, and the secret to their legendary tone lies a three-ply rock maple rim and a special alloy, cast bronze tone ring, providing all the volume and tone for any situation without the unpleasant overtones that characterize some other banjos on the market today. Many of today's best banjo players are discovering why Gold Star has the tone and the drive for any musical situation and when you play the Gold Star GF-200-1952, you'll know the reason why.
Product# GF-200-1952
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Gold Star GF-300-FE Professional 5-String Banjo - Flying Eagle - Bluegrass Instruments
Gold Star GF-300-FE Professional 5-String Banjo - Flying Eagle - Bluegrass Instruments
Saga has recreated the ideal bluegrass banjo of the 1930s in 3 exciting models—the GF-200, GF-200-1952 and GF-300 professional quality 5-string resonator banjos! Each represents the best value in today's market of professional quality instruments. Gold Star has duplicated the design of classic banjos while improving upon certain areas of structural weakness and by using only the best materials for each instrument. highly flamed maple is used for the neck and resonator, rosewood or ebony for the triple-ply bound fingerboard inlaid with traditional inlay patterns of either Hearts and Flowers, Flying Eagle or the 1952 Bow-Tie pattern. Brass is used for the tension hoop and the flange is made of pot metal. At the heart of each instrument, and the secret to their legendary tone lies a three-ply rock maple rim and a special alloy, cast bronze tone ring, providing all the volume and tone for any situation without the unpleasant overtones that characterize some other banjos on the market today. With a new Gold Star, you are sure to get an instrument that not only sounds amazing but looks incredible, too. Many of today's best banjo players are discovering why Gold Star has the tone and the drive for any musical situation and when you play the Gold Star you'll know the reason. Each instrument includes a new deluxe CD-1530 wood hardshell case by Superior.
Product# GF-300-FE
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