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    The Tupelo is OME’s most basic old-time model. It features a shorter 25.5” scale, wider 1.34” nut width, and 17-fret S-scooped fingerboard. The 2-ply solid maple rim is 9/16” thick and is capped with black ebonite and bound with simulated tortoise shell. The 12” maple tone rim construction, combined with fewer brackets and wood rim-rod, produce OME’s “woodiest” old-time banjo tone. 
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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:

  • 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
  • OME rosewood armrest

OME Tupelo 12" Openback Banjo & Case

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Intl. Fees
Limited Warranty Included

SKU: TUPELO

Regular price
$2,320 USD
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$2,320 USD
The Tupelo is OME’s most basic old-time model. It features a shorter 25.5” scale, wider 1.34” nut width, and 17-fret S-scooped fingerboard. The 2-ply solid maple rim is 9/16” thick and is capped with black ebonite and bound with simulated tortoise shell. The 12” maple tone rim construction, combined with fewer brackets and wood rim-rod, produce OME’s “woodiest” old-time banjo tone. 
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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:

  • 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
  • OME rosewood armrest