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Avenue Guitars is on summer break until Sunday, June 5th.

Online orders will ship Monday, June 6th.

OME Minstrel 12" Open Back Banjo w/ Cherry Neck & Rim (#7447)
For Sale

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Regular price T$2,799

$467/mo at 0% with PayPal Credit. Learn more

Avenue Guitars is on summer break until Sunday, June 5th.

Online orders will ship Monday, June 6th.

Ome Minstrel 12" open back 5-String banjo with cherry neck and rim.

The Minstrel's minimal appointments make for a no-frills banjo that offers the impeccable craftsmanship and playability you'd expect from an OME in a more budget-friendly package.

With a tone ring-free design and only 14 hooks, the Minstrel is a very lightweight  banjo (5.3 lbs) with an open, airy, woody tone perfect for players seeking an authentic old-time voice.

Comes equipped with hardwood armrest.

Includes hardshell case.

Neck

• Cherry neck
• 25.5” scale and 1.34” nut width
• 17-fret ebony fingerboard with S-scoop
• Two-way adjustable truss rod
• MOP Star in fingerboard scoop
• Scroll peghead with ebony overlay
• Boat-shaped ebony capped heel
• 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

Body

• 12” 2-ply cherry OME Tone Rim
• Ebonite capped & simulated tortoise bound rim
• 14 rim brackets & heavy notched tension hoop
• Remo Renaissance head
• Sweetone tailpiece
• Adjustable wood rim-rod & Trillium bridge
• Satin lacquer finish & aged brass hardware
• Deluxe plush-lined, hard-shell case

Serial number 7447. Banjo pictured is the actual item for sale.

About Avenue Guitars

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Founded in 1972, Avenue Guitars is owned and operated by me, Sean Ramsey, in Salida, CO.

My goal is to help you find the perfect instrument while offering a relaxed, no-pressure shopping experience. I know that buying a high-end instrument is a big decision, so don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions!

To learn more, check out the history of Avenue Guitars.

Why Avenue Guitars?

  • Avenue Guitars is a one-man operation. When you call, email, or come in for an appointment, you'll always be working with the same person
  • Everything ships free
  • No sales tax for customers living outside Colorado
  • Prior to shipping, each instrument is carefully cleaned and inspected. I always double-check the setup and intonation, and I'm happy to adjust the action to your personal preferences
  • Fast, easy, 0% financing at checkout with PayPal Credit
  • Since I operate online and by appointment only, my inventory isn't subject to the daily wear and tear of a traditional walk-in shop. In most cases, I'll be the only person who has handled your instrument prior to shipping!
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Avenue Guitars offers easy financing options through PayPal Credit and Affirm.

PayPal Credit

With PayPal Credit you can easily apply for 6-month financing during the checkout process. There's no interest as long as the balance is paid in full within 6 months.

You can easily apply at checkout by providing just a few basic pieces of information, and you'll know instantly if you're approved.

To get started, just select the PayPal payment option at checkout, then select PayPal Credit as your preferred method of payment. 

Affirm

Affirm offers a number of financing choices for qualified buyers. Your options will vary depending on your credit score and other factors.

Like PayPal Credit, you can apply at checkout with just a few pieces of info.

To apply, select the "Affirm" option at checkout and follow the instructions.

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