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Mastertone™ OB-3: Orange Blossom "Twanger" Pre-War Style Resonator Banjo with Case
In late 2018, "Banjo Ben" Clark, Jake Stogdill, and Robby Boone had a concept for replicating one of the most iconic banjos, played by the one of the most iconic banjo players of all time, JD Crowe's original RB-3 ("Banger"). After extensive research, and with great attention to every detail, Gold Tone was able to rebirth this classic banjo. What makes this banjo truly unique is its "No Hole" tone ring, which really tightens up the sustain. It also features the original measurements on the headstock, neck and body, nickel plated hardware, slanted resonator walls, vintage inlay, a Presto tailpiece, concentric resonator rings, and a brown mahogany finish. Gold Tone has designed hundreds of banjos in the last 25 years, but tone-wise, this outperforms every previous model. Includes an archtop hardshell case and a lifetime transferrable warranty.
Headstock: Buttons: C-Style Nut Width: 1-1/4" Bone Tuners: Gotoh Planetary
Body: Armrest: Plain Binding: Cream ABS Brackets: 24 Bridge: 5/8 Snuffy Smith Coordinator Rods: Dual 11" Finish: Natural / High Gloss Flange: One Piece Cast Hardware: Nickel Plated Head: 11" Remo HC Coated Topside Resonator: 14" Mahogany w/ Angled Sidewal Rim: 11" 3-Ply Maple Tailpiece: Presto Style Tension Hoop: 11" Notched Tone Ring: 11" Flat Top - No Hole - Brass
Dimensions: Scale Length: 26-1/4" Weight: 13 lbs.
Other: Case Included String Gauge: .011, .024w, .016, .013, .011 Tuning: GDGBD
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