Ome Tupalo Openback Banjo (2013)

Ome

  • $ 1,495.00

Will be in stock after

We offer this 2013 Ome "Tupalo" open-back banjo in excellent condition.  The Tupalo is part of Ome's "Old Time" series.  This fine instrument features a 12" Maple pot with Remo Renaissance style head. brass tension hoop and bracket hardware and a wooden dowel ("rim rod" ).  The fingerboard is nice dark Ebony with a contoured frailing scoop.  The neck is straight and plays comfortably with the action currently set for clawhammer style playing.

The following description is based on the OMe website:

OME OLD-TIME MODELS are styled after late 19th and early 20th century instruments. They feature our shorter 25.5” scale, wider 1.34” nut width, and our 17 fret S-scoped fingerboard. The 2-ply solid maple rim is 9/16” thick and is capped with black ebonite and bound with simulated tortoise shell. Aged brass hardware, tung-oil finish, adjustable wood rim rod are included. 

The OME TUPELO is our most basic Old-Time model. It features our shorter 25.5” scale, wider 1.34” nut width, and our 17 fret S-scoped fingerboard. The 2-ply solid maple rim is 9/16” thick and is capped with black ebonite and bound with simulated tortoise shell. The Maple Tone Rim construction combined with less brackets and wood rim-rod produce our “woodiest” Old-time banjo tone. 

TUPELO FEATURES INCLUDE:

NECK

South American Mahogany neck
25.5” scale and 1.34” nut width
17 Fret ebony fingerboard with S-scoop
Two-way adjustable truss rod
Rectangular peghead with rosewood overlay
Boat shaped ebony capped heel
Inlayed front and side position markers
Hardened Nickel-silver frets and bone string nut
Capo Spikes at 7th and 9th frets
OME Planetary tuners with amber knobs
Tung-oil varnish finish

BODY

11” or 12” 2-ply maple OME Tone Rim
Ebonite capped and simulated tortoise bound rim
14 rim brackets and heavy notched tension hoop
Renaissance Head and Sweetone Tailpiece
Adjustable wood rim-rod & Trillium bridge
Satin lacquer finish & Aged Brass hardware
Deluxe Hard-shell case & Limited Lifetime Warranty
Optional OME rosewood armrest

 


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