Ome Banjos are built in Boulder, Colorado, where Chuck Ogsbury has been involved in building banjos since 1960, founding Ode, and later, the Ome Banjo Company. Fifty-plus years of company history reads like the history of acoustic music itself. Responding to trends with his own designs, Chuck developed lines of banjos to appeal to bluegrass, oldtime and jazz players. Chuck is as much an inspired designer as builder with a passion for banjos. He continues to bring his depth of experience and vision to Ome’s offerings.
We’re carrying Ome’s Old-Time line of banjos, inspired by vintage models, especially Ashborn banjos of the mid to late 1800s. You might describe these openback models as sounding deeply woody and looking “elegantly primitive.”
Features on all Ome banjos in this series include:
- 12 inch rims (11 inch are also available)
- 25.5 inch scale lengths (shorter than standard)
- 1-1/3 inch neck width at nut (wider than standard)
- Walnut, Mahogany, Cherry and Maple neck options
- Ebony fingerboards with s-shaped frailing scoops
- Hand-rubbed tung oil varnish finish
- Aged brass hardware with antiqued finish
- Adjustable wooden rod (vs. metal coordinator rods or dowel stakes)
- “Sweetone” heavy gauge solid brass tailpieces
- Hand made maple or walnut bridges
Call us at 608-255-2254 or E-mail us for more information.
Here’s information about Ordering Instruments.