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Gold Star GF-100FE Mahogany Flying Eagle 5-String Banjo  

Product #518983

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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.

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A traditional flathead banjo completely faithful to the original '30s models.

The Gold Star GF-100FE Mahogany Flying Eagle 5-String Banjo was created to meet the demand among banjo players for what most agree is the ideal bluegrass banjo: the flathead that was built in very limited quantities during the 1930s. This banjo is a direct descendant of the GF-100 5-String Banjo built to great acclaim in the '70s and '80s. It has a select mahogany neck, bound mahogany resonator with inlaid double concentric rings, a cast bell-bronze tone ring, deluxe 3-ply rock maple rim, double coordinator rods, a single-piece die-cast flange, Presto tailpiece, armrest, and geared planetary tuners with geared fifth peg. Hand-cut mother-of-pearl inlays are laid out in the Flying Eagle pattern on the ebony fingerboard and peghead overlay. All hardware is triple nickel-plated. It is shop adjusted and comes with a deluxe reissue Gold Star hardshell case.

  • Select mahogany neck
  • Bound mahogany resonator with inlaid double concentric rings
  • Cast bell-bronze tone ring
  • Deluxe 3-ply rock maple rim
  • Double coordinator rods
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Medium nickel-silver frets
  • Flying Eagle inlay pattern in hand-cut mother-of-pearl on fretboard and peghead
  • Single-piece die-cast flange
  • P-140 geared planetary tuners
  • P-142 geared fifth-peg
  • P-118 Old Presto tailpiece
  • P-104 armrest
  • Maple bridge
  • Triple nickel-plated hardware
  • Deluxe re-issue Gold Star hardshell case
  • Shop adjusted
  • Includes case

Gold Star took 25 years to improve these already legendary instruments. Make sure you get yours; order today!

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