Gold Star G-11 Archtop Banjo Refinished Beautiful Nitro

 G-11 Gold Star Vintage Archtop Banjo Refinished In Beautiful Gloss Black

( Modified Item: Yes ), ( Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan ), ( MPN: G-11 ), ( Modification description : Refinished and refurbished. See description. ), ( Brand: GOLD STAR )

GOLD STAR G-11 Banjo Description

Be sure to listen the recording using player at top of this ad. Replaced lag studs in neck new coordinator rods the pot refinished banjo wood rim black lacquer cleaned all nickel plated hardware- hooks and nuts, tail piece, arm rest flange. Original double concentric rings maintained. None of them were originally finished in black lacquer, so this one is now very unique.

Though decades have passed since their manufacture, the quality remains. If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support element legendary quality of first run Japanese GOLD STAR banjos is well known. First manufactured by the legendary mandolin maker of japan- sumo, and later production came from Tokay company japan. It may not work with a smart phone, so try to get computer and listen headphones or good speakers you will know why this fantastic arch top tone has had much success.

Full black lacquer refinish and restoration of resonator. The original patina is often valued as a testament to it being true vintage instrument. This would make a great first professional quality for someone, as the price is reasonable possessing original tone and power you will have at your fingertips. It has some tarnish and pitting which is not uncommon for these banjos, depending on the climate in they are kept decades.

This banjo is equipped with a used Tl case that in great condition and has many years of use its future. All of the nickel plated hardware is original. Nickel plated presto tailpiece for vintage ton equality, original planetary banjo tuners serial number denoting 1977 production year. The features of this banjo are:the original accurate copy Gibson master tone banjo- very first.

The first GOLD STAR banjos with arch top tone rings were very popular for their bright and power. It is well suited to some songs and outdoor situations where the GOLD STAR arch top carrying power shows superior. I'm Dave of beyond guitars- banjo player, teacher and re builder. In the day these original master tone copy banjos were made, they obviously superior to their contemporary Gibson.

We will ship to AK, hi and Puerto Rico at an additional charge. This is about my 21st early GOLD STAR banjo to be refurbished, yet only the first one finished in black guitar lacquer. With all the technical information behind us, i'd like to add that this banjo has traditional arch top tone it was designed have. Mahogany neck and resonator black ebony fretboard wreath inlay pattern rock maple multi ply rim bronze arch top tone ring two piece flange of the master tone design type.

Sometimes if the plating is in high condition I might replace a tension hoop or flange, but this one looks better with everything matching. New black diamond medium strings railroad spikes installed at frets 7, 9 and 10 positions for playing in the keys of a, b c. If you already have a quality flattop banjo, this could be the arch top banjo you've been wondering about as would make great addition to your musical arsenal. This particular banjo, being from 1977 falls into the period when it was most likely made by sumo.

That's why its well worthwhile for me to find one of these that have good bones so speak but might need some help otherwise due time and storage. It is also covered by beyond guitars' 14-day customer satisfaction guarantee and free shipping to you within the 48 contiguous USA. All the repairs and reconditioning procedures that have been done to this banjo include:new genuine re mo head neck heel replaced with ebony new vintage amber binding on new angle set fretboard leveling leveled frets new GOLD en gate compensated bridge- i've tried many yet keep coming back these for G-11 arch top banjos, so they are my standard bridge banjos.

GOLD STAR G-11 Banjo Specifications


  • brand: Gold Star
  • mpn: G-11
  • sku: 1557848745027292


  • modified item: Yes
  • country/region of manufacture: Japan
  • modification description: Refinished And Refurbished. See Description.
  • types: Banjo


  • currency: USD
  • availability: In Stock
  • category: Musical Instruments > Guitars & Basses > Gear > Bodies Parts
  • condition: New


  • paid by: Buyer
  • time: 14 Days
  • policy: returns accepted
  • type: Money Back

684 Ratings (100.0%)

  1. The banjo neck is a quality product. The finished look was beautiful. Easy to fi (08-21-18)
  2. Looks and plays great on my conversion banjo. (08-06-18)
  3. Good product, nicely packed w/fast shipping, highly recommended seller!! (08-12-18)
  4. You made my sons day! Thanks for the great Indiana boys guitar. Perfect!!! (07-17-18)
  5. Quick response and fast payment. Perfect! THANKS!! (06-28-18)


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