OME North Star Openback Banjo & Case, Curly Maple

OME’s North Star openback banjo features an OME Vintage brass tone ring fitted to an 11” 2-ply maple rim to produce the clearest and brightest tone of their old-time banjo lineup. The curly maple neck has a scooped ebony fretboard with mother of pearl and abalone North Star inlays. Other features include aged brass hardware, a Sweetone tailpiece, a wooden armrest, and aged nickel planetary tuners. This banjo was built in OME’s small 3-craftsperson shop using sustainably harvested woods.   More Details...

  • Curly maple
  • 25.5" scale and 1.34" nut width
  • 17 fret ebony fingerboard with S-scoop
  • Two-way adjustable truss rod
  • MOP & abalone North Star inlays
  • Victorian peghead with ebony overlay
  • Boat shaped heel with ebony cap
  • Inlaid 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
  • 11" 2-ply solid maple rim
  • OME Vintage brass tone ring
  • Capped and simulated tortoise bound rim
  • 24 rim brackets & Sweetone tailpiece
  • Heavy notched tension hoop & Renaissance head
  • Adjustable rim rod & Trillium bridge
  • Aged brass hardware & satin lacquer finish
  • Deluxe hard-shell, plush-lined case
  • OME wooden armrest (African Laurel)