Mahogany Hearts and Flowers – GF100-HF The ideal bluegrass banjo was the flathead built in very limited quantities during the 1930’s. Saga Musical Instruments introduced the original GF-100 banjo in the early 1970’s to meet the demand and off at a price any player could afford.
Due to costly manufacturing methods in Japan, these banjos were discontinued in the late 1980’s., They have continued to be topics of discussion for their legendary sound and value. In 2005 the new Gold Star GF-100HF (Hearts and Flowers)is back and better than ever before. With close to 25 years to improve these already legendary instruments, we are sure you will agree that these banjos are the best value available on the market today!
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 Single piece die-cast flange Triple nickel-plated hardware Presto Tailpiece P-142 geared fifth peg P-140 geared planetary tuners Hand-cut mother-of-pearl inlays carefully laid out in the “Hearts and Flowers” pattern on both the ebony fingerboard and peghead overlay Deluxe re-issue Gold Star hardshell case