Angie, First, let me tell you that I received my Gold Tone Plectrum Special and it is gorgeous. The finish is beautiful, and the action impeccable...and the tone...WOW! It is exactly what I wanted...you did not disappoint! Thank you very much!Angie - I have been looking at accessories from many different businesses and was ever so impressed with the speed which you have answered all of my questions! Great job, Angie!! By the way, I am 55 and just learning to play ANYTHING besides the radio!! Thank again for putting the customer first - many businesses could learn from you!!" Connie
What a terrific service you provide! Originally, I was planning to purchase my banjo from a local dealer, but they did not respond to my two requests. Another dealer (franchise) was supposed to "look" for a Plectrum banjo for me...they never got back to me. I began looking through the internet. I found your site, and sent you an email for information. You responded in less than twenty-four hours!
What a delight (and surprise) it was to call and speak to you directly. You put me very much at ease; after all, such an expense without actually seeing the product was tough decision. You made the decision much easier.
Furthermore, you were able to get the banjo I wanted to me quickly and at an excellent price. You were instrumental (pardon the pun) in matching me up with my new banjo. You didn't stop there: you also gave me links to instructional sites specializing in Plectrum banjo. You're an angel! I would absolutely recommend you and your site to anyone looking into buying or learning the banjo. Thanks again, Angie, and may God bless you and your family. Sincerely, Tim Brown, NJ.
Hello Angie - Thank you for good service and a mighty fine banjo. It was delivered to the front screened-in-porch and after much anticipation as to what I had purchased and how it would sound, I was completely satisfied. I removed the banjo from the box, it was in tune and I sat in my rocking chair (I'm retired) and played what I knew. I am very happy with the banjo. Thank you again, VernAngie - I like your website. It is very easy to find and research items. Your prices for the banjo I was looking for were lower then other places...and it comes with the hardshell case!!! When we're looking to upgrade any instruments, we will definitely look on your website again! We look forward to receiving and having a great time with our BG250 purchase! Thank You! Kelly
Hi Angie, I want to thank you so much for all your help and the incredible service, not to mention the amazing banjo. My first impression—this is an incredible piece of work! I'm having difficult to find words that illustrate the quality of the finish, the solid hardware, all highly polished and oozing quality. I think this instrument has a finish like a custom show car. This banjo is solid and heavy as a rock. It wouldn't break if I slammed it on concrete. Playability and workmanship is top-notch, it’s a real pleasure to play and so responsive, right out of the box. I love my new OB 250+. It's going to keep me awake at nights concerned about someone stealing it. :) It was a true pleasure doing business with you. I'm going to tell about you to all my friends and others in the Swedish bluegrass community. Best regards from a very satisfied customer - Fernando - Sweden
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
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, Suzanne's Gold Tone BG-250F arrived today in good condition. Thank you for the quick turn around. The banjo is beautiful and I can't wait to hear it (it was delivered to my place of business, so I couldn't play it there and I need to hide it at home as it is a Christmas present for Suzanne). Suzanne will also appreciate the finger picks that came last week. Thank you for making all this possible. I suspect you will be hearing from us as our banjo adventures begin. Best wishes. Dennis Dolle- Cheney, WA
Angie, Received the tuners today in good order. Thank you for the little extras you shipped. Appreciate it. It was nice doing business with you. Richard
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, 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.
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
Hi Angie, I received my banjo and it is great! It was a very pleasing experience dealing with you all the way. Tom
Hi, Angie. I wanted to let you know that I received my book today and I'm very happy with my entire order. Thank you very much. Sincerely, John Scattaregia
Angie, Thanks again. The banjo arrived without a hitch and even quicker than anticipated. It's absolutely beautiful and really sings-I literally spent the first week or two playing with my jaw dropped. Thanks, Martin