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Mastertone OT-800: Old Time Tubaphone-Style Banjo with Case

Mastertone OT-800: Old Time Tubaphone-Style Banjo with Case
Mastertone OT-800: Old Time Tubaphone-Style Banjo with Case
Mastertone OT-800: Old Time Tubaphone-Style Banjo with Case
Mastertone OT-800: Old Time Tubaphone-Style Banjo with Case
Mastertone OT-800: Old Time Tubaphone-Style Banjo with Case
Mastertone OT-800: Old Time Tubaphone-Style Banjo with Case
Mastertone OT-800: Old Time Tubaphone-Style Banjo with Case
Mastertone OT-800: Old Time Tubaphone-Style Banjo with Case
Mastertone OT-800: Old Time Tubaphone-Style Banjo with Case
$1,399.99
  • Stock: In Stock
  • Model: OT-800
  • Weight: 8.00lb
  • Dimensions: 26.00in x 0.00in x 0.00in
  • SKU: OT-800

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The Old Tone OT-800 pays homage to one of the most sought-after banjos of the "classic" period (1890 to 1930) when the Boston School of banjo making was the highest expression of the art. The pot sports a pre-WW II-style Tubaphone tone ring, which adds pleasing overtones via a square-section tube mated to a solid brass rod, all encased in a turned brass sleeve. This sits snugly on an eleven-inch maple rim equipped with dual coordinator rods (for easy action adjustment) and is topped with a Remo Renaissance head carrying a maple and ebony bridge. A No Knot tailpiece anchors the strings. The authentic bracket-band carries the shoes without the need to drill holes in the rim, increasing the OT-800's power and sustain. The maple neck has a bound ebony fretboard inlayed in engraved vintage style and a scoop at the pot for the hardcore clawhammer player. A deluxe arched top hard case is included. Available as left-handed model.



Headstock
Buttons C-Style
Tuners GT Master Planets
Nut Width 1-3/16" Bone
Neck
Fingerboard Ebony with Scoop
Inlay Old-Time
Truss Rod Two-Way Adjustable
Frets 18
Material Maple
Body
1/2" Maple Rim
Binding White ABS
Pickups Optional
Tone Ring 32-Hole Tubaphone-Style
Bridge Maple with Ebony Cap
Hardware Chrome Plated
Rim 1/2" Maple Tubaphone-Style Bracket Band
Brackets 24
Tension Hoop Notched Brass
Finish Vintage Brown
Head 11" HC Renaissance
Tailpiece No-Knot
Dimemsions
Scale Length 26-3/16"
Weight 8 lbs.
Other
Bag HPBO (Opt
Case Included
Tubaphone-Style Tone Ring
Tuning GDGBD
String Gauge .011 .013 .016 .024w .011
Tuners
GT Master Planetary Tuners