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OME North Star Openback Banjo & Case, Curly Maple

Expert Setup
International Fees
Limited Warranty Included


Regular price
$3,195.00 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$3,195.00 USD
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 beautiful pearl & abalone inlays. Aged hardware and a wooden armrest add to its fine looks. This banjo was built in OME’s small 3-craftsperson shop using sustainably harvested woods.

More Details

  • Curly maple with Raw Sienna stain (light golden color)
  • 25.5" scale and 1.34" (1-11/32") 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 (aged nickel) with amber knobs
  • Tung-oil varnish finish
  • 11" 2-ply solid maple rim stained to match neck
  • OME Vintage brass tone ring
  • Rim bound with faux tortoise & capped with ebonite
  • 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)
  • OME medium strings