Gold Tone's Orange Blossom (OB) banjos pay homage to the pre-WWII banjos played by Earl Scruggs. The OB-250 features a sand-cast flathead brass tone ring, a cast metal flange and a maple neck with a two-way adjustable truss rod. The ebony fretboard is exquisitely inlayed and is accented with curly maple binding, Improvements on the vintage theme include a straight-pull tailpiece, metric threads (for finer tension adjustment) and a slightly deeper resonator, giving more air volume for increased low-end resonance.

Includes Hardshell Case

Product Description

Simply put – The Orange Blossom OB-250 represents the staple of our bluegrass-style banjo line.  It has been one of the highest selling banjos in the Gold Tone line for the last 15 years and is the basis of many inspired additions going above and beyond the call of duty.

The OB-250 was redesigned in 2007 to include a more modern appeal still holding on to its vintage and proven design.  Features include the popular curly maple binding on the maple neck and resonator, GT-Master planetary tuners, Hearts & Flowers inlay, one-piece curly maple veneer on the resonator, straightline tailpiece, and a new gorgeous tobacco brown finish. With the upgraded tone ring design introduced in early 2011, it will certainly raise brows at your local jam.  The flat-top 20-hole bell brass tone ring coupled with a 3-ply Canadian maple rim and a complete setup at the Gold Tone Factory in Florida, the OB-250, or any of the other Orange Blossom models, will certainly be the last banjo you will ever need!



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1 review for OB-250

  1. I had taken some banjo lessons with a very basic starter instrument, and was frustrated with how often I had to retune it. I stumbled across a barely used OB250 when browsing in a music shop, and the price was so good I had to go for it. I love this banjo! It has a far more powerful, rich sound than my previous one, stays in tune much longer, and inspires me to practice & try to improve to the point where my skills make full use of such a wonderful instrument. I would not hesitate to recommend this banjo to anyone, it has brought me hours of pleasure.

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