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    BG-250F W Wide
    from Goldtone Banjos and
    The BG-250F Wide is identical to the BG 250 F just with a wider nut cut at the factory to spread the strings out and make it easier to play. This is for pickers who feel that a wider string spacing would really help them fret more cleanly and progress faster.

    The BG 250F was the first professional 5 string banjo in our line. It is a vintage replica of the most famous banjo ever played in bluegrass music. All its parts are accurate reproductions of the original. In addition, we have added a maple neck, which brightens tone compared to the original mahogany necks. Features include a 3-ply Canadian maple rim and the straightline tailpiece which provides extra downward pressure on the bridge creating even more volume. 2008 model includes our new GTS planet tuners w/ leather washers. For a no frills, straight ahead bluegrass banjo, the BG-250F cannot be beat for quality and tone.

    Includes free US banjo shipping

    Video Demo of the BG 250F Click to see a video demonstration of the BG 250 F by Ross Nickerson

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    Instruments come set up and ready to play

    Neck - Maple
    Fingerboard - Rosewood
    Tone Ring - Bell Brass
    Tailpiece - Straight line
    Resonator - Mahogany
    Rim - Canadian Maple
    Nut - Bone
    ridge - Maple Ebony

    More Information on the BG 250F Wide Neck Banjo

    Here is the Goldtone BG250FW Wide model at You get a wider Neck at no extra cost. This could be perfect for banjo players having trouble getting their fingers caught in the strings or feel as though they have larger than normal hands or fingers. I get quite a few calls from students having this problem, for instance, "my fat fingers keep getting in the way" "my big fingers are getting stuck in the banjo strings" Exercise of the fretting hand can really help build your flexibility and coordination but if you continue to feel as though you are at a disadvantage the BG 250W could be an answer. The BG 250 Wide is the same price as the BG 250F too. The nut is specially cut at the factory to spread the strings out, and it does make a difference.

    Ross Nickerson BG 250 F
    That's me Ross Nickerson and Jens Koch top picker from Swedish Band G2 picking at IBMA in 2008.
    The BG 250's are great sounding banjos. Jens is playing the
    Goldtone Lojo.

    Goldtone BG 250F Wide Reviews

    Goldtone BG 250 F Wide review ....Hey Ross,The BG250-FW is a very nice Banjo. The picture of it didn't do it justice. I really liked the color tones and it has a great sound. The wide neck on it also has a good fill to it. Thank you Tony Plowman

    Ross, I just wanted to let you know, you weren't exaggerating about the bang for the buck of this banjo. I took it down to Guitar Center to compare it with several everal different American made banjos selling for close to $4000.... somehow my bg250f blew them all away especially in volume. I took a friend and he agreed that mine sounded better and louder. I walked in there thinking I would be humbled by the expensive banjos. ..... Thanks for steering me to this banjo; I've learned 7 songs so far and am hopelessly hooked on the banjo. Best Wishes, Carbaugh Mann

    ....Hey Ross, I got the BG250F in on Monday and it sounds amazing!  ....thanks again for the great service and fast shipping. Daniel

    .....I went to IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Trade show on Fri and played quite a few banjo's while I was there, I again walked away real
    happy with my BG250F . I'm glad that I trusted your judgment and bought it. I hang out with a lot of songwriters and musicians and everyone I've showed it to was impressed with the value and also the deluxe TKL case that came with it. The action is great and it plays like a dream.

    Dave from Australia ...Received my BG 250 F last week - very pleased with it. Looks and sounds great!!!

    I ordered a Gold Tone BG 250 F Wide last Friday, and I'm already playing it! Nicer than I expected, looks and plays great, Thanks!

    These items pictured below are Free at with this purchase.
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    Free Book/CD/DVD
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    Comprehensive two hour Beginner DVD with 52 page book and two audio CDs. a 29.95 value

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    Free one year membership to members site now has over 90 free videos, 50 lesson and song videos with matching tab, over 100 free tab files, more than 50 Ask the Banjo Teacher columns and instruction articles.

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    Free Hard Case

    Your banjo either comes with this free deluxe TKL hard shell case, reg retail price 199.95

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    free banjo tuner
    New Clip-on Gold Tone Tuner
    Goldtone's new innovative tuner is the best Clip-on tuner available for banjo.

    Retail price $30
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    Free with this Banjo

    All the Video, Audio and Tablature lessons available
    by Ross Nickerson

    Normal discounted Price of $89.00

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    Special Price! 5.00. Reg price is $27.00

    *Add 5th String Capos Spikes at 7, 8 and 9th frets 
    Special Price! $5.00. Reg price is $27.00    

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    Thank you! .....When I opened the case, the banjo was perfectly in tune and had a straight neck. It sounds great and I'm very pleased with the product. I am even more pleased with your communication with regard to my purchase. P.S. Thanks for the book too.
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