The Gold Star GF-100FE was inspired by the Gibson Mastertone banjos of the early 1930s. This particular instrument is based on the RB-3 that Don Reno got from Earl Scruggs in 1949. Like that classic banjo, this one has a mahogany neck and resonator, a three-ply maple shell, a cast bronze flat-head tone-ring, and the Flying Eagle inlay pattern in the fretboard. It’s in excellent structural and cosmetic condition with almost no fret wear. There is a repair to the shell where it looks like the laminations separated but it’s tight now, even though it's not the most beautiful repair. It has that classic Mastertone-style flathead bluegrass banjo tone and at a very reasonable price. Includes the original hardshell case.
Deluxe Gotoh tuners with pearloid buttons
Single piece die-cast
3-ply rock maple
Sand-cast, prewar style, 20 hole flathead