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Gold Tone OB-250 With Hardshell Case

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  • Gold Tone OB-250 Banjo
  • £1,799.00
  • RRP £1,999.00
  • Save £200.00

The Gold Tone OB250 is a professional quality bluegrass banjo with heavy bell brass cast tone ring and solid Canadian maple three play rim. Supplied complete with deluxe hardshell case. See below for more details and the Gold Tone specification chart.
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Buy your Gold Tone OB-250 With Hardshell Case from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

Each banjo we supply is individually set up in our on-site Specialist Workshop here at Eagle Music. Any banjo purchased from Eagle will be fully SET UP, checked for intonation and playability and tuned ready for playing straight out of the box! 

The OB-250 features a sand-cast flathead brass tone ring, a cast metal flange and a maple neck with a two-way adjustable truss rod. The ebony fretboard is exquisitely inlayed and is accented with curly maple binding, Improvements on the vintage theme include a straight-pull tailpiece, metric threads (for finer tension adjustment) and a slightly deeper resonator, giving more air volume for increased low-end resonance.









Grover M/E

Finishing Touches

Wood Finish

Vintage Brown

Fingerboard Inlay

Hearts & flowers

Headstock Inlay

Vega style over curl maple

Neck Binding

Curl Maple

Body Binding

Curl Maple



Parts & Hardware




GTS/leather washers


Straight Line


One Piece cast

Tone Ring

Brass Sand cast




3 ply Canadian



Tension Hoop






Optional SMP



Other Features & Options

Case Options

TKL Optional

Other Options

Gold Plated/Lefty

Other Finish Options

Natural Maple





26 3/16"


13.1 LBs

Nut Width

1 3/16"



Total Length

38 3/8"

Head Size

Remo Frosted 11" HC







Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Bluegrass gDGBD
Banjo Pot Size 11 inch Pot
Body Type Resonator
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag Deluxe Hard Case
Manufacturers Warranty 1 Year
Delivery & Returns

  Royal Mail announce changes to Special Delivery and Customer Service Points.
In light of the recent advice given by the government regarding COVID-19, please be aware of the following announcement from Royal Mail advising of changes to their services.

Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.


2 reviews for Gold Tone OB-250 With Hardshell Case

Roy Preece

by on 2015-09-30

Bought for bluegrass playing. Has a bright 'expensive' sound, easy to play and tune, seems good build quality.

Rated 5 out of 5

John Mitchem

by on 2013-10-20

The quality of the banjo is excellent. The tone is superb thanks to the cast bell brass tone ring, the mother of pearl inlays and the maple veneer make the banjo look the quality instrument that it is.

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 2 customer reviews

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