We don't know how else to say it: This is a really, really special banjo! Not only does it have unique and beautiful appointments but it backs that up with the feel and tone of a great classic banjo. Now for the specifics. Built in 2009, this is one of the first Celtic Star open-back banjos that Ome ever made. It is a unique one-off 50th anniversary prototype and it remains in immaculate near-mint condition right down to the shine on the gold plating. This 100% original instrument has factory installed spikes at the 7th and 9th fret, gold plated hardware throughout, hand engraved gold plated metal, custom polished lacquer finish, beautiful neck inlays, and most all the other top appointments available including the optional arm rest. The action is beautifully comfortable for any style and the easy playing is amplified by the pleasing sounds created by Ome's top quality "Chrome Silver Spun" tone ring. The tone is wonderfully present and clear without being harsh allowing for both great old-time cluck and defined three-finger picking. They just don't come nicer!
Comes with factory hard shell case also in great shape and all original paperwork is in the case.