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    The BG-250F is 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

    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!

    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

    Customer Reviews

    Wow!  Banjo delivered today, Christmas Eve.
    Thanks Ross.  I called you last Thursday with a last minute decision to buy my husband a banjo for Christmas - and here it is Monday and I have it in time to wrap up and put under the tree.
    Fabulous customer service at a very busy time of year. Judi Zangs - Poplar Grove IL

    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

    Thanks Ross, Got the Banjo today and I love it. I have been playing it and it is a dream. Good tone. Nice and loud. John

    ....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 F. 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!!!

    Got my new 250F and I am very pleased. It was in perfect shape and even though I'm a beginner...It plays Great. It's much easier to play than the banjo I've been using and the sound is teriffic.  The deal was also great !! Thanks, Tom Skonie

    Customer in Italy who bought a lefty BG-250

    .... Hi Ross, I received the banjo today!!! wonderful!!! ... All is Ok! ... I am playing it now and I mean to play until late tonight ;) ... Well I want express my thanks to you now, and communicate as well that I will not forget your name for my next purchasing, possibly next year, and sure I will make your name to friends who want to buy a banjo... Ross! I wish you all the best and again thanks alot. Emanuel.

    Ross – the Gold Tone GB 250F arrived yesterday and it’s everything you said. What a great banjo. I just hope I can do it justice by learning to play it! Thanks again for calling me from Australia to answer a couple of neophyte questions. I didn’t expect you to call from the land down under! Great customer service! PS – Kathy was great as well, very personable and helpful.

    ...... BG 250F customer in Australia....G'day,my banjo arrived today. Absolutely fantastic. Can't wait to have a crack at it. Thanks for your imput in helping me select a good banjo and your patience. Hope all is well and have a great Chrismas. Graeme.

    .....The Bluegrass Special banjo is great and I'm quite pleased with everything. Thank you so much for all your help and great customer service!

    BG 250F to Australia banjo arrived today and looks and feels great. I'm a happy man.(shipping from america to my post office in vic, australia took only 6 days ) i like the weight- finish-action and tone .(would you believe the banjo was in tune ) it was my lucky day when i discovered you over the internet and i will have no hesitation in recommending your service. oh by the way im making full use of your members only site that was a great bonus. i know youve heard this praise many times before, but it is deserved. geoff draper

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