Gold Tone BG-150F Lightweight Bluegrass Banjo

This is the highest quality “lightweight” banjo in this price range we have found!

Many lightweight banjos have single turnbuckle style coordinator rod construction and cut corners on on many points of quality in order to come out at a lighter weight and lesser cost.  Not this one. It has many features of a higher end banjo but with a shoe and plate type flange and a rolled brass tone ring to save on weight. This makes it several pounds lighter than your typical heavy bluegrass banjo and also gives you more tone and quality feel over other similar models in this class.   

The Gold Tone BG-150F brings the beautiful appearance of the great pre-WW ll banjos to a new, lower price point. This banjo offers the player the lovely hearts-and-flowers fretboard inlay and the fully-bound neck and fourteen-inch resonator of the Gold Tone BG-250F combined with lightweight playing comfort (made possible by installing a quarter-inch brass-rod tone ring rather than the nearly three-pound bell brass ring in the BG-250F). Little is lost in sound quality or power, and long gigs played standing up become much more bearable.  Includes free shipping, free professional setup, and free 5th string spike installation!

  • Neck: Maple
  • Finish: Vintage Brown
  • Fingerboard: Blackwood
  • Bridge: Maple with Ebony Cap
  • Tuners: Planetary
  • Inlay: Hearts & Flowers
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
  • Tone Ring: Rolled Brass
  • Rim: Ply Maple
  • Tension Hoop: Notched Steel
  • Flange: One Piece Die Cast Zinc
  • Binding: White ABS
  • Brackets: 24
  • Buttons: A-Style
  • Hardware: Chrome Plated
  • Pickups: Optional
  • Tailpiece: 5-String Straightline
  • Resonator: 14" Mahogany
  • Armrest: Gold Tone Engraved
  • Head: 11" HC Frosted
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1-3/16" Bone
  • Scale Length: 26-3/16"
  • Weight: 8 lbs.
  • Tuning: GDGBD
  • Strings: .011, .024w, .016, .013, .011
  • Left-Handed Available: Yes

If you've got questions, shoot us a message or give us a call at 833-BANJOBEN (833-226-5623).

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