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-war 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. The OB-250+TP adds the phenomenal Tony Pass/Schaefer birch (recovered from the bottom of Lake Superior) block-style rim for an even more powerful tone.
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.
The exact appearance of new instruments vary. These photos may not be of the actual instrument you will be receiving. Actual photos available upon request.
Scale Length: 26-3/16″
Neck: Curly Maple
Resonator: 14″ Flamed Maple
Rim: 3-Ply Tony Pass/Schaefer Birch Block
Nut: Bone, 1-3/16″
Tuners: GT Master Planets
Bridge: Gary Sosebee Aged Maple
Flange: 1-Piece Die-Cast Zinc
Tailpiece: 5-String Straight-line
Tone Ring: JLS #12 Bell Bronze (USA)
Counter Hoop: Notched Brass
Head: 11″ HC Frosted
Hardware: Chrome Plated
Inlay: Hearts & Flowers
Finish: Vintage Brown
Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable
Gold Tone 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