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OB-250+ (JLS Tone Ring)


The Orange Blossom 250+ (OB-250+) is an improved version of our celebrated OB-250 with added features reserved for only the highest-quality of banjos.  Upgraded features include the JLS “Special #12” Bronze Tone Ring, a 3-ply Canadian maple rim, Gary Sosebee Select aged maple bridge, and includes a TKL deluxe arch top case and a lifetime transferable warranty.

The JLS “Special #12” Tone Ring is a replica of the Gibson tone rings used in the Granada models in the 1930’s. The maker, Jim Stull of San Antonio, Texas, has analyzed original Gibson tone rings and duplicated the exact specifications. When electronically tested for pitch, sustain, and ring, it equals the original. It also has a slightly longer “skirt” which (1) provides more contact with the wood rim and (2) provides direct contact with the heel of the neck for optimized tone.  With a complete setup at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida, this banjo will compete with just about any banjo out there… right out of the box.

NeckMaple ResonatorGary Sosebee Aged Maple Bridge; 5/8"
FingerboardEbony BridgeGary Sosebee Aged Maple Bridge; 5/8"
Finishing Touches
Wood FinishVintage Brown Fingerboard InlayHearts & Flowers
Neck BindingCurly Maple Body BindingCurly Maple
Parts & Hardware
NutBone TunersGT Master Plantetary Tuners
TailpieceStraightline Tailpiece FlangeOne Piece Die Cast Zinc
Tone RingJLS #12 Bell Bronze Tone Ring (Made in USA) StringsGDGBD - .010, .013, .016, .024w, .010
Rim3-Ply Canadian Maple PlatingChrome
Tension HoopBrass; Notched Arm Rest"Gold Tone" Engraved
PickupOptional SMP+
Other Features & Options
Case OptionsHDAR Deluxe TKL Archtop Case Included Other OptionsLefty / Capo Spikes / Radiused Fingerboard
Other Finish OptionsNatural
Scale26 3/16" Weight13.5 lbs
Nut Width1 3/16" Frets21
Total Length38 3/8" Head Size11" Remo High Crown Frosted
Suggested Retail Price: $2,729.00

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