This tubaphone-style longneck is tuned 1 1/2 steps lower for the best singing keys. A great folk-style banjo, it closely resembles Mr. Pete Seegers famous plunky tone, a sound desired by songsters. The engraved inlay is set off by the ebony fingerboard and the pot includes a bracket band for a loud sustaining tone.
The Old Tone Series 0T-800LN is the ultimate long neck banjo. Tuned 1-1/2 steps lower for the best singing keys, this model is ideal for the folk musician and closely resembles Mr. Pete Seeger’s famous and highly desired plunky tone.
The 0T-800LN banjo pot assembly is an accurate reproduction of the most sought after design in the classic Old Time sound, the Vega Tubaphone. This 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, 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 long neck banjo player is looking for!
The 0T-800LN includes a deluxe hardshell archtop case.
|Nut||Bone||Tuners||GT Master Planetary Tuners|
|Tailpiece||No Knot Tailpiece||Strings||EBEG#B - .010, .024w, .016, .013, .010|
|Plating||Chrome||Tension Hoop||Brass; Notched|
|Tone Ring||Tubaphone-Style Brass Tone Ring||Flange||Tubaphone-style Bracket Band|
|Arm Rest||Vega-Style Armrest|
|Wood Finish||Vintage Brown||Fingerboard Inlay||Vega-Style|
|Headstock Inlay||Star||Neck Binding||Celluloid|
|Bridge||Maple w/ Ebony Cap; 5/8||Rim||