This instrument is in Near-Excellent condition showing only some minor hairline scratches as well as one or two very minor dings throughout. The engravings on the neck of this instrument are original and were done in the Gold Tone factory during production. The tuners are not original and instead have been replaced with Upgraded Rickard Cyclone tuners.
The “plus” in the OB-250+ is the ultra-premium JLS #12 tone ring. Developed by master caster Jim Stull of San Antonio, Texas, this ring is the result of years of analyzing many pre-WWII G-word tone rings to ascertain the formula of the bronze alloy used to make them the sought-after pieces of hardware they’ve become. This long-skirt tone ring improves the contact between the neck, the rim and the tone ring, increasing the transmission of energy from the pot to the neck. It mimics the tone of the costly originals at a tiny fraction of the original’s cost.
We inspect each and every instrument we ship out for maximum playability. We adjust the action and adjust intonation when needed. If you would like a specific adjustment, just add it to your order notes and we would be happy to adjust to your liking.
Serial Number: 2303450
Rim: 3-Ply Maple
Resonator: 14” Maple
Tension Hoop: Notched
Tone Ring: 20-Hole Tone Ring
Tuners: Rickard Cyclone
Neck: Maple with Engraving on Back of Headstock and Heel
Bridge: 5/8″ Maple with Ebony Cap
Nut: Bone, 1-3/16″
Arm Rest: Yes
Head Size: 11” Remo Weather King
Hardshell Case Included
Important information if shipping outside of the USA:
Please note: To help insure the future availability of certain materials used in the construction of this instrument, additional fees and/or documentation may be required when shipping this item outside of the USA. This is due to the CITES treaty, which regulates international trade of certain materials like rosewood, abalone, and pearl. If you purchase this item to be shipped outside of the USA, we’ll determine whether the regulations apply to your order, and will contact you with more information if necessary