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Gold Tone **SOLD** OB175K 5 String Resonator Banjo with Hardshell case (Used) **SOLD**

Gold Tone OB175K
  • £849.99

**SOLD** Absolutely mint condition, 2010 Korean made Gold Tone 5 string resonator banjo. Supplied with a hard shell case. (Commission sale)
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The Gold Tone OB-175 Banjo represents a breakthrough in price for this quality of banjo. Gold Tone teamed up with a very small woodworking factory in Korea and for a year taught them techniques to establish a model superior to any Chinese product in this price range.

This is Gold Tone's first ever Bell Bronze Pre-War Alloy Tone Ring Banjo. For over a year they experimented with bronze alloys trying to find the perfect tone. The pre-war tone ring (the holy grail of bluegrass tone) was actually at least three different bronze alloy formulas, depending on the year of manufacture. Gold Tone discovered these 3 alloys, had tone rings made from each one, and chose the bronze alloy content with the most penetrating tone.

Their GTR Tone Ring shape has a rounded top edge, which compared to the typical sharp angle on the common flat top ring adds more contact area for vibration transfer. This allows the head to be tuned tighter if desired. The original and the Gold Tone ring look and sound amazingly similar.

The OB-175 has perfect fitting parts. This small factory is capable of the perfect tone ring fit, the perfect neck to pot fit, and a perfectly straight neck. 

Made with a pre-war tone ring (the holy grail of bluegrass tone) at a breakthrough price. 

Detailed specification

  • Neck: Maple
  • Resonator: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood Radiused
  • Bridge: Maple with ebony cap
  • Wood Finish: Vintage mahogany
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Vintage cross/diamond
  • Headstock Inlay: OB-250 style
  • Neck Binding: ABS white
  • Body Binding: ABS white
  • Nut: Bone
  • Tuners: GTS with leather washers
  • Tailpiece: Presto
  • Flange: One piece cast
  • Tone Ring: Bronze (pre-war formula) GTR
  • Strings: Light
  • Rim: 3-ply Candian maple
  • Plating: Chrome
  • Tension Hoop: Brass, chrome plated
  • Arm Rest: Bluegrass style double leg
  • Scale: 26 3/16
  • Weight: 12 lbs
  • Nut Width: 1 3/16
  • Frets: 21
  • Head Size: 11" coated high collar


Tuned - gDGBD

Finish - Gloss

Setup - 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!



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.


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