Ome Custom Alpha 12" Openback Banjo & Case, Mahogany

$2,570
sku: OMEALPHA-12CUST
A handsome openback banjo, this custom OME Alpha features an 12" maple rim with no tone ring and a South American mahogany neck. The ebony fretboard features an S-shaped scoop for easier over-the-neck playing. This fine old time instrument was built in OME's small 3 craftsperson shop using sustainably harvested woods. A standard Alpha has a rolled brass tone hoop. This banjo does not and is priced lower accordingly.  

Only 1 piece in stock!


  • NECK
  • South American Mahogany neck
  • 26.25” scale & 1.28” nut width
  • 17 Fret ebony fingerboard with S-scoop
  • Two-way adjustable truss rod
  • Alpha MOP & Abalone shell inlays
  • Victorian peghead with ebony 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
  • 12” 2-ply solid maple tone rim
  • Ebonite capped and simulated tortoise bound rim
  • 26 rim brackets & Sweetone tailpiece
  • Heavy notched tension hoop & Renaissance head
  • Two adjustable brass rim rods & Trillium bridge
  • Nickel hardware & satin lacquer finish
  • Deluxe hard-shell, plush-lined case.
  • OME wooden armrest

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