The Old Tone 0T-700A is an accurate reproduction of the most sought after banjo design in the classic Old Time sound, the Vega Tubaphone. This A-Scale model incorporates a fitted metal bracket band to an 11” maple rim in which the shoe lugs bolt directly to the bracket band instead of the wood rim allowing for a more solid tone and increased sustain. The 32-hole brass Tubaphone-style tone ring allows the sound to ring loud and clear with maximum sustain. Improvements to the original classic design include dual coordinator rods (instead of a dowel stick) for a solid neck fit and easy adjustment capabilities. Other features include a maple neck with bound ebony fingerboard with frailing scoop, a classic engraved fingerboard inlay design, a Fairbanks-style headstock, 11” Renaissance banjo head, and a No Knot tailpiece. With final assembly and a complete setup at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida, this model delivers exactly what the contemporary openback banjo player is looking for!
The 0T-700A includes a hardshell case.
The A-Scale model is two frets shorter than a standard 5-string and tunes standard to ADAC#D. This model will tune to standard G-tuning with medium gauge strings.
|Neck||Maple||Fingerboard||Ebony w/ Fingerboard Scoop|
|Bridge||Maple w/ Ebony Cap; 5/8"|
|Wood Finish||Vintage Brown||Fingerboard Inlay||Vega-Style w/ Engraving|
|Headstock Inlay||Star w/ Engraving||Neck Binding||Celluloid|
Parts & Hardware
|Nut||Bone||Tuners||GT Master Planetary Tuners|
|Tailpiece||No Knot Tailpiece||Flange||Genuine Bracket Band|
|Tone Ring||32-Hole Tubaphone-Style Tone Ring||Strings||ADAC#D - .010, .013, .016, .024w, .010|
|Tension Hoop||Brass; Notched||Arm Rest||Vega-Style Armrest|
Other Features & Options
|Case Options||Includes Hardshell Case; Optional HBTR Heavily Padded Gigbag||Other Options||Lefty / Capo Spikes / Optional Resonator|
|Nut Width||1-3/16"||Frets||16 Medium|
|Head Size||11" Remo High Crown Renaissance|
Suggested Retail Price: $1,500.00