Angie, I ordered a Gold Tone BG250F through you a couple of weeks ago. It arrived safely 10 days later, and what a treat. The banjo is beautifully assembled, sports an understated elegance, and the sound is rich and balanced. This baby does ring! Even my missed licks sound a little better, if there is such a miracle. The Gold tone is a winner and so are you. I really appreciate your assistance, your communication, and your thoughtful free gift. A little personal touch, even on the net, is a subtle art that makes a day considerably sweeter. Thanks for the experience! Larry VanNostrand Virginia Beach, VA
Angie, I just received my Gold Tone BG 250F bluegrass banjo and it is a joy to play. Like my OB250+, it has power and unbelievable tone. Wayne Rogers always makes any personal adjustments I need and I might add, very promptly. Angie Sumpter is a wonderful person to work with when ordering my equipment; no matter what my needs are. She has a class organization down there in Texas. Thanks, Jack Baker NYC http://www.frettedinstrumentsnyc.com
Hey Angie, I got my new WL250 banjo today. I was very excited, it sounds real nice and everything looks like it is in good shape. Thank you for your assistance and great service. Have a good summer! BRendan Bernard
Hi Angie, I just received my GT White Ladye open back banjo (with the frailing scoop I wanted so badly). I am impressed with the very prompt delivery and the very good quality of both the banjo and the case. Your customer service was excellent. You answered all of my questions quickly and directly. I will highly recommend your website to anyone interested in getting a very good open back banjo at an excellent price and with great customer service. Thanks again, Steve
Dear Angie, I just received the Gold Tone OB 250 yesterday. Wow! What a great banjo! The sound is incredible! It really pops! The dynamics are fantastic!
My OB 250 is an upgrade from the Deering Goodtime II. For just double the price the Gold Tone gives me 10 times the banjo. In all fairness, it’s apples and oranges to compare the two, as they don't pretend to be in the same category.
I did a lot of research before this purchase, which included reading many reviews and trying some banjos at local shops. I believe the OB 250 is truly the best banjo on the market for under $1,000.
I had tried many different makes and models including the Deering Sierra, the Gold Tone BG 250F, several Morgan Monroes, a Johnson, a Wildwood, a couple of Fenders, and several Gold Stars. The Wildwood was incredible, but it was not a new banjo and it was selling for over $3,000. Among the banjos under $1,500 that I played, the Gold Tone BG 250F was the best. It outshines the Deering Sierra, which cost twice as much and is quite plain in appearance.
The stores I went to did not have the OB 250, so I never had the chance to play it before ordering it. I ended up buying it anyway because it had so many great reviews. I also figured it would sound at least as good as the BG 250F and would give me upgraded features such as the ebony fingerboard and more decorative inlays.
I was not disappointed. I think Gold Tone has upgraded the OB 250 from the original design. There is now a wood binding (instead of the white) that is absolutely gorgeous. There is also an inlay at the 1st fret whereas in the pictures the inlays start at the 3rd. The armrest is also now decorative as opposed to the plain armrest in the picture. What a great choice I made! I'm sure I will own it the rest of my life.
Regarding Angiesbanjo.com, you have absolutely the best deals. I appreciated that you were able to answer some of my questions by phone and you were also very prompt in responding to my emails. Service was great! Thanks Angie! - Brian Milne
Angie, LOVE the Banjola! Very, very, cool! It plays very well and sounds great! A great birthday gift to myself! Keep pickin! Joe Bonsall (Oak Ridge Boys)
Angie - My Gold Tone Banjolele arrived today and I'm very impressed with the quality of workmanship, volume and action of the instrument. It definitely was worth the price. Teresa is already looking for a dog house to put me in. :) Thanks so much for your help and great customer service. Best regards, Perry
Angie, Banjo arrived on April 20th. Thanks for your help in getting it shipped direct and the great customer service. Ed Floyd
Angie, the Neotech strap is fantastic, and it arrived so quickly....thanks! Lisa Clarke
Angie, I received my Gold Tone Orange Blossom banjo right on time. Thanks for your prompt service. I love it!! The stain is beautiful, the sound is delicious, and the hard case is great quality. Thanks, Steve
Angie, Thanks. I look forward to getting the stuff. I really appreciate the "personal" touch. I'm not used to it and it is very welcome. Thanks, Darrell
Angie - I am loving the banjo...thank you so much for all the help and for the
great price...I will let you know how things progress... So far I can play a few simple songs...Thanks, Jed Davis
Angie, I wanted to let you know that the banjo came in today and everything was perfect! Thank you so much for all your hard work and consideration! I played some yesterday and even had my boss start learning. Anyway, thank you and I will always recommend you as a great source for banjos. Thanks! Bill